Yesterday, I was out walking in the yard with the dogs, and as I returned to the house, I noticed the rocks around my steps.
They are nothing special, just a pile of rocks. But for some reason, I started actually looking at the individual rocks instead of just the pile as a whole. There are some amazingly beautiful stone in there! Now, before I go on, I need to make a disclaimer. Some of the rocks, like the one at the base of the planter in the picture above, have paint on them. When you see that color green, it is paint, but everything else is natural rock in the photos below:
Can you believe the colors present in all those stones? I was just amazed. Now, I can't wait to have time to begin walking the entire property and see how many more wonders I own!
There is a part of the property that is fenced and was used as a corral for the previous owner's horse. The property is pretty flat there, and it dawned on me that it is a good place for a horseshoe pit. I have the shoes, but I have to buy some stakes. Then I'll set that up for (HA!!) my summer leisure hours!
I'm finally thinking outside this house. Now, it isn't "done" yet, but I'm feeling a pull to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I suppose that could just be the "spring in the air," but I'm looking forward to doing some work outside as well as playing there. I'm not spending much time out there yet, but I've noticed that I have a light tan now. In Missouri, when the sun was out, it was too humid for me to stay out more than 10 minutes, so my skin was quite pale. My skin tone is olive, but it has been untanned for many years. I don't advocate too much sun; we all know what that danger is, but some sunshine is essential. Well, I now have freckles all over my arms, the first sign that I'm having happy exposure!
Gotta get to work. The carpet and tile will be laid next week, and I need to to quite a few things to do to prepare for it. Everyone have a happy, SUNNY day wherever you are! You know I am!!!