Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kindness Begets Kindness

Design - "2007 Collector's Heart" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 14 February 2013
Completed - 19 February 2013

I love the heart button and the sentiment.

We haven't taken a walk in a while.  
There's a break in the weather.  Let's go outside.

If you look closely there are signs of spring.

Water droplets - signs of a recent rain shower.

The moss on the truck of this tree has collected all kinds of tiny plant-lets   I think there is Licorice Fern and Sweet Wood Drift growing.

Sword Ferns love the forest floor.

Here you can see how they happily grow underneath the canopy of Douglas Fir and moss covered Ash. 

Our Winter rainfall is far behind our usual annual total.  
The Big Creek appreciated receiving some additional precipitation.  

I think the Indian or Osoberry buds have set.  That makes sense as this native bush is the first to bloom in the Spring. 

I do like the tattered decaying appearance of the Vine Maple leaves.

This is the Big Creek near the bridge to my sister's Dahlia Garden.

I like the contrasting forms and colors of the Oak, Maple, Ash, and Cottonwood leaves.

And this bright mushrooms contrasts nicely with the moss and lichen on the forest floor. 

Pink mushrooms!  Who knew?  I can't decide if they are pretty or gross.

Dorothy's Creek is festooned with moss covered rocks.  So pretty!

I hope you've enjoyed today's walk.


Ann at Beadlework. said...

The green on the rocks is so vibrant. I love to see signs of spring appearing.

Barb said...

Beth, that was a beautiful post. I do love to be outside this time of year. The signs are there!

Nicola said...

Kindess does beget kindness Beth.

Claire L said...

Really pretty stitching, I've always liked browns and pinks together. And the heart is so pretty, really finishes the piece

Carol said...

I've always loved that sentiment, Beth--never knew there was a chart with it, though... Really a pretty finish with those chocolate and pink colors :)

I'm so, so behind on my blog reading after being up in NY last week--looks like you had a most successful bird count!!

Maggee said...

Funny, we both finished a Kindness Begets chart this year! LOVE the button! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the walk... needed it tonight. Hugs!

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for a lovely walk today. I have hope that spring is coming and it's wonderful to see proof of it in your photos.

Your Collector's Heart is so pretty. I think that button and sentiment are wonderful!