Thursday, February 19, 2015

getting out and soaking in

i do not get into the woods enough
.... and they are just across the road.

i am thankful for my husband who not only gets me out there but gets the kids out there often as well.
he goes into the woods almost every day... some days he will go multiple times.

another confession: this actually used to bother me... the fact that he was out there spending so much time working in the woods when he could be working on our property (there is a lot of work that needs to be done on the property... always). it doesn't bother me anymore. i get it now, and i appreciate not only what it does for him but what he is creating out there also.

mostly he works on his trails. he has little paths all over this patch of forest. now, he is going through and spending a lot of time turning them into mountain biking trails. i believe he said that he will spend 10 hours on a 10 minute section of trail. wow. but he loves every bit of it. he says it's his exercise. it clears his mind, relieves his stress, and in the end he will have miles and miles of gorgeous trail.

sometimes i think you can love someone so much more when you see them in their element... you know... doing their thing... whatever that may be.

i am trying to get back into my element. i have been distracted by so many simple things. some are important little things that will help me get to a better place. like cutting clutter. i have been working on that a lot. and that feels good and right. some times i feel i cannot even be creative without clearing the old clutter. like i need a space that is fresh and clear to move onward. in a sense it almost feels creative cleaning this slate and getting ready for more. i wish i had a bit more time to get through it all quicker but... i don't... so i will just continue to do little bits here and there...
 it all adds up.

we went through (my little ladies and i did) and transplanted many many plants. plants that have needed a fresh space for years. it felt so good. i kept thinking as we were working that this was exactly what i was doing for myself. a fresh pot. some room to grow. cleaning off the old dust. my favorite part of this re-potting that we do is giving the plants a nice mist bath afterward. i swear they look happier once it's all done. i love having happy plants in my home.

oh... have  you met big red?
he is currently the bull around here. the big daddy. i like him. he is my favorite bull thus far, quite gentle and kind. holly looks just like him. if you haven't met holly yet... you can get a nice close-up here. three of the little ones are playing over in the left of the field in that photo below, including holly.

oh february, you are moving along a bit fast. why don't you stop and rest awhile?


Kim said...

A fresh pot, with room to grow...I like that. I am kinda feeling that itch too, like I need to stretch my roots a bit, step out of the box. It might just be this brutal winter, or maybe it is time to take another big step in a new direction. We shall see.

That forest looks amazing! I would be out there many times a day :)

Carlin said...

So much green in all your photos! I love what your husband is doing, it does sound so meditative. I'm all about clearing cutter, and find it can bring such a good energy and a fresh start. Hope that is the case for you too. Have a great weekend.

jenny said...

kim- i know you would be out there many times a day :) you are such an inspiration!

carlin- that is exactly how it feels for me too! opening up for many new possibilities :)

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