"LOVE is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination."
Mark knows how I love France, and so he's planted plenty of LAVENDER on our property ... which has now spread wildly. I love that man!
The nifty little book "GET A LIFE: How to Be Happy ... no matter what's happening" (by Pat Farrell) had THIS to offer as a treatise on the subject:
"Connecting with nature, no matter how you do it, is a wonderful way to regain some balance in your life. When you feel stress or overwhelm, find a place in nature that allows you to let go of the pressure to be anything other than exactly who you are. This could be in a forest in the great outdoors or leaning against a tree in the middle of the busiest city.
WOW. There's no way I could have said all THAT any better than Pat -- WOW, Wow, wow ...
Mark's ZEN stacks are scattered throughout the yard ... and yes, that is a skull nestled in there ... our way of honoring the sheer naturalness of living with this much space ...
On Monday, after my art class, I drove up our drive and snapped off a handful of photos of OUR slice of heaven-on-earth, OUR sanctuary ... and so a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to my husband Mark for all his hard work & loving care of our property.
I hope you enjoy the piece by Pat Farrell, and the photos by ... me.