Next it was coffee with the other two residents (delightful ladies by the way) and then on to the town of Pickens where I tagged along on a couple of errands (yeah…I can now say I've been inside the Pickens Post Office), explored the small and wonderful garden of the Pickens Museum (totally saw a portable convict cage), and hit up the grocery store (where I had an unexpected sparrow funeral…RIP little dude).
|Ease up Bob!|
|RIP my friend.|
|Before today I did not know that a portable convict cage existed.|
You're probably thinking, Layla could you possibly cram any more into your day? The answer is yes I can because I am a professional day-filler and I think a cruise down the hiking trail is called for. You know what greeted me as I started the trail? Two dang baby goats followed by a mama goat scratching on a fence. See the bell that mama goat is wearing? That is an important bell because it makes an important sound - it might very well be one of the most magical and mesmerizing sounds I have ever heard. It makes my heart smile.
|Look at you acting all nonchalant - don't act like you don't see me baby goat!|
|Mom Goat, why does your bell sound so awesome?|
After the goat sighting it was time to follow the trail into the forest. I'll say this…it is pretty hard not to become enamored by trees when engulfed in a forest. Will this be the direction of my work here at Rensing? Not sure but I enjoyed it today.
|This is the end of the trail. Yes, I will gladly sit in you, Perfectly Placed Lawn Chair, and listen to the stream while I catch my breath.|
|Put in some studio time to put together this collage of the most awesome tree root ever.|