Thanks to yesterday's brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures, I now live streamside. The pictures show what is normally dry lawn and garden areas. Our mobile home is 1/4 mile from the top of a hill, and this is the runoff from melting snow, that has come from the fields above, and down the driveway.
This picture shows the same area as above, in the afternoon. no snow, and water covering the whole area. Note the piles of small stones and gravel- that belong in the driveway- quite a distance above this area. The driveway is 1/4 mile long, from the road at the top of the hill. We are quite secluded, and I love that.
As you can see, our whole property is on a slope. This picture shows where the water from the first photo was headed. In the lower right corner, there is the end of a flower bed.
This shows the end of the garden as the new stream enters it. There are even piles of gravel stones from the driveway all the way down there and even farther down the stream. In past years, any runoff would run in front of this section of the garden. (after installing this garden, I realized a couple years later, that the runoff water nanturaly wanted to go right through the middle of the whole garden, so I made a dry stream bed through the length to accomodate it)
My yard and gardens are usually inspiration for my quilting, but browns don't seem to be in "my" color palette, so I don't think this will come out in a quilt, unless I decide to change the water to a beautiful blue babbling brook, flowing through blooming gardens, mmm……… maybe and idea there? Though, I do love the shadows that the tree branches cast on the snow. Well, I better get away from this computer, and get to my studio, and to work.