Living in the country on a small hobby farm, nature is all around me. Simply going down the road has given me some wonderful memories of wildlife; sunsets and sunrises; and the changing seasons.
Sometimes going on the nature trails at a state park is a welcome break. Last night, for example, Sophia, Olivia, and I went on a birding hike led by a naturalist at William O'Brien State Park.
Earlier in the week, we went with the girls' 4-H club to tour Panola Valley Gardens. The gardens were beautiful; and included a variety of perennials and annuals. There were water features in the gardens as well as ponds with fountains.
Looking through the top of a gazebo at
Panola Valley Gardens.
Sculptures and gazebos enhanced the gardens. This combination of human-created art and natural beauty always is inspiring to me.