Anyway, I wanted to do 2 things in particular today before I started prepping to travel. I went on a VERY SHORT hike and went to the Nelsonville Quilt Company. My hike was short only because, well, the knee thing is still a major problem. But there was a spot I really wanted to see and where I wanted to take a few pictures. So, I put on my ace wrap, walked extremely slowly and got a chance to get some good pictures. Don't worry friends I was really, really careful. But, I am also really, really stubborn and I was tired of not being able to walk.
I then headed to the Quilt Company where I 'window shopped.' So many amazing fabrics, but really nothing overly that spoke to me. That is a GREAT thing, as I can't afford to spend a lot of money right now. I did buy 3 fat quarters which all have a very specific purpose and I hope to complete them tonight and tomorrow.
Sorry, I"m rambling. During my walk I took a lot of photos. But this one is my favorite. I love trees. Really, really love trees. I honestly believe they have a spirit and a wisdom that transcends anything we mere mortals can understand. Trees are awesome. This photos is of a simple pine tree. But no tree is really ever simple. I was taught years ago that to tell the age of a pine you count the layers of the branches. And the distance between the layers indicates whether each year was a layer of good rain and nourishment or of drought. Again, awesome. Here's my picture. The upward shot of a pine tree. Reaching toward heaven and always into my heart.