I've been grateful for the rain that has come and gone and come again in the past few days.
It's helped in the daily watering for the grass we're trying to grow out front. The house had a new septic put in right before we moved in, so the lovely grassy yard I saw in photos was a fresh field of dirt + grass seed when we arrived. Any help Mother Nature gives me in remembering to water is greatly appreciated.
Best of all though, the rain has helped to turn the tangle of brown into a soft blanket of green.
Green, green, everywhere.
I wandered through the woods damp with dew and rain one morning. Checking on the compost pile. Finding blueberry blossoms. Wondering what the vine-y leafy plant is in the last photo…. any guesses? These pictures are from a few days ago and already the forest looks different. The last bit of the curled fiddle-heads are now gone. Unfurled. Isn't that a great word?
I see the tiny patch of woods in our new backyard and realize that we have walked into a storybook. One of my favorites, in fact. I half expect Sam & Stella to show up and ask Luke & Sophie to play.
Of course, most days I have my very own Sam & Stella. Building forts. Exploring. Making this bit of forest their own vast wilderness. Becoming unfurled, as little people do…..