One of the things that drew me to this condo was the green space and knowing there would be nothing built behind me because on the other side of this stand of trees and underbrush is a golf course.
Of course I looked at this place for the first time in the Spring when all was green, lush and butterflies were flitting from flower to flower.This is my second season of scruff and my desire for sun shine all the time and flowers is taking a hit this year mainly because it has been uncommonly cloudy and we had our first cold spell around Thanksgiving when. it normally doesn't come until January.
Living here I am much more attuned to the seasonal changes now that I can see the leaves turning from green to red and yellow and seeing them fall from the branches. changes
When I lived in the apartment, all I watched was the perfectly manicured palms in the garden below, but here I see those too, but I also see pines and magnolias and many who names I do not know. I am also taking note of what once was a really tall pine that lost its top during a storm I was told before I moved here. Slowly the bark is falling off and I am noticing for the first time that there is a diagonal crack in the trunk. I won't be surprised if one day I wake to see that the top most part of what is left has fallen.
I have a larger piece 35" x 44" waiting to get sandwiched for it's turn under the needle.