"Simple like an uncarved block."
Tao te Ching

"Like an acorn that holds the promise of a thousand forests."

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I know that two weeks of rain have given the earth around us lush verdant life that almost overwhelms the senses. The animals are starting to enjoy the fruit of the winter storehouse of nuts and berries, here are the leftovers of a squirrels enjoyment of hickory nuts.
The Hearts-abursting will supply birds and small ground feeders as the fruit falls.

The green acorns must be tasty to the squirrels because there is plenty of evidence to confirm that opinion.

The creek that slows to a trickle in the summer is being replenished by the abundant rains.

I've brought you down to the labyrinth to show you a delightful result of a full rainy season.

The lichen and mosses seem to come into flower. I guess I didn't know they would flower.

Apparently moss likes orange flowers. Fascinating.

I think these orange fingers are the beginning of sponge style mushrooms.

I just had to add our gourmand cat Kiki savoring some grass at the center of the labyrinth.

It's time to cross over the bridge and return to the house. If you need more exercise head on over at Aisling's for a stroll with someone else.


Aisling said...

I love the lichen and moss, so much! Thanks for sharing your verdant stroll!

movinginspirals said...

This is a beautiful stroll! I love your labyrinth... so peaceful.

Cloudhands said...

I was so surprised to look down and see the tiny little flowers. I started really looking and wished I had a better camera to show those tiny flowers.
Our labyrinth is a place of peace and quiet contemplation. We have become custodians of this sacred space and share it with all who are interested in walking here.

Blessed With Four said...

so you really do have a red bridge, that is so cool. Your cat looks very happy eating his green treat, and the full river is very refreshing to view - thank you God for the abundant rain!

Cloudhands said...

We are getting a little musty around the edges but we are truly grateful for the rain after two years of drought.
Indeed the red bridge on my header was made by Flutemaker up at the shop where he them took the basic sections apart and reassembled it down at the creek. It really needs a new paint job and if it ever quits raining and dries out enough I will give it a new coat.