I haven’t mentioned this project for awhile and I have gotten 18 more done! I work on it in between other things and sometimes while the news is on (who wants to watch the news anyhow!) slowly they accumulate. I will need to print out more hexies soon on fabric.
Just got this bunch pressed and added to the box. I now have 118 hexie diamonds – I need about 230 so I am now half way there!! Then I will down the road need to decide color arrangement and where the heck will I have room to lay anything out is beyond me
Here is a big tall Maple tree (not sure of the variety) that is in the far side of the property – we planted this tree about 30 years ago believe it or not – trees grow fast in Arkansas what can I say. Fall is coming to Arkansas – next week we actually might dip down into the high 30′s at night a couple times and mainly in the low 60′s daytime. Feels nice most days!
I have “mapped” out a trail for myself for walking. Sometimes I like to just do a 20 minute walk and I don’t want to have to drive to a trail or walk on the highway – so here is my walk around our land – about 6 times around this trail is about 1 mile – 20 minutes — the ground is a little rough so I do not walk faster – you have to watch out for nuts & “gum balls” that drop from the trees, roots, little hollows ect.
I head out the back door to the woods -
Duck through a short area of trees and then out to the open
I head out along the tree line
Turn a corner and head out this way along the property line.
There is the pretty maple – walk on past that
Under more trees – hardly any of these trees where here 32 years ago when we moved here in this area of the land. Several Sweet Gum trees are here and you have to watch out for the “gumballs” in this area – a seed pod that drops from the trees – photos on the link above – scroll down through the link and you will see photos of the “gumball”
Cut through this way in between trees to the front yard
Continue on this way
Walk along the trees and the azaleas cutting through the front yard
Cross the driveway and cut along the side of the vehicles and I will be back where I started.
From the back yard you can see how big that maple has gotten over the years – we planted it as a twig that we got from the forestry service. We got something like a bundle of 20 trees for free – they were all twigs and today we still have one dogwood tree (the other died in the drought last year), this maple, and a couple others that I no longer remember the names of. We let some pine trees, sweet gums, oak and others grow over here very few were there when we moved here – that area was basically a field with a pine tree in it and several trees along the property line. It sure has filled in since then. We planted some others over the years as well and we have a lot of trees on that acre or so of land now.
So that is my walking trail when I want to walk at home. Sometimes it is just a 10 minute walk other times 20 to 30 minutes – we never did clear out a trail that would really cut through all the forest land — we have a lot of trees – 1 acre to the side of the house is thick with trees and I never even try to walk through it – thick with underbrush and would need a really good clearing to make a path – I wish now we would have at one time done a clearing for a path along the property line then I think I could shorten the amount of circles I walk to 3 times around for mile.
Have a great weekend!