As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I’d resided my adult life…David Mixner
I do believe Mr. Mixner and I have a lot more in common than I thought.
Until I was 10 years old my life was spent on a farm, running barefoot and wild in the back country of Kentucky. Once my chores were done, I would pack a lunch and escape to the fields and forests that surrounded our farm. There I would explore, or just sit and listen and watch nature in all her grandeur. It was peaceful and as long as I was home before dark no one worried. My, how times have changed !
I now reside in a rural area, just outside a metropolitan city of southern Indiana. I often take walks in a forest that adjoins our land and is home to deer, wild turkey, groundhogs, squirrels, many varieties of birds and other creatures to numerous to mention. On rare occasions I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the elusive coyote. It is true…you can’t take the country out of the girl, and why would you want to anyway?
If you read my previous post you know that I am redoing part of Lost Horizon, Azumi, and it includes a small forest. Here I have used the WILDWOOD Giant Oak Forest by Heart. Though far from done, I am so loving the feeling I get when taking a walk through it. Half-Deer made the carved animals for The Arcade Gacha Event this month and what I love about them is that you can resize to teeny tiny so they fit on a shelf, or enlarge for an outdoor setting as shown here.
You can take this link to see the ‘bigger picture’ cause this tiny picture just doesn’t do the creators justice, and I recommend you take a walk in the woods in your 1st life sometimes. Sit a spell and just listen while ‘Mother Nature’ talks to you. She has a way of soothing the soul. TWMA 🙂
Cougar’s Green Thumb:
Heart Garden: WILDWOOD Giant Oak Forest