Hello dear readers! Well I just made my annual pilgrimage to visit the Arboretum for the annual Dallas Blooms with my neighbor Stacey and as always I left feeling very inspired. I simply cannot resist sharing some of these blooming exhibits with you, the fragrance and merriment of the surroundings further ignited my dream of a owning and operating a flower farm with a crafting shed on site.
I am seriously thinking of naming the Farm- Wispy Willow Flower Farm and I would love some input from you. Wondering if you would stop by the Wispy Willow Flower Farm; a farm that served up gorgeous blooms and delicious homemade pie? Would you sit under a wispy willow tree and watch a cloud float by?
I dream…of a flower farm where everyone is welcome and everyone welcomes one another. This farm will be an environment of learning, and discovering an appreciate for nature and creating.
Where butterflies flutter and bees are busy making honey.
Join me for a moment on my dream and close your eyes.
Just imagine the refreshing and intoxicating scent of a field of tulips, daffodils, peonies, stock, lavender and roses. Within these gardens young and old would commune and share not only viewpoints on life but baskets of blooms to keep or better yet share!
This most gracious artist allowed me to take her photo, and then I spied her artistry and fell in love. If you would like to see some of Gail Greenoe’s art please click on her website right here.
It was as if every bend brought unexpected joys. These vibrant children seemingly appeared out of nowhere, they came tumbling over beside me as I was bending down to take some photographs of the tulips. Their young voices were filled with eagerness and glee as they begged to be in some of my photos.
How could I refuse!
As I reflected on the days events in the gardens I realized that I witnessed many women who were living their lives intentionally not aimlessly. Some of these women were artists, some tended to the gardens. These women reminded me of the women who I saw hiking in Colorado who were in their 70’sand 80’s. Strong women who embraced the beauty of nature with a fierce hunger to live lives which are rich with experiences.
There are some days I feel as though I am not living my life to the fullest and that makes me very frustrate, prickly and melancholy. I have come to realize that the women I admire and respect the most are those that are learning, creating, growing and challenging themselves all throughout their lives. They don’t reach a certain age and stop. These are active women who create and are engaged with our planet.
CONNECTIONS ARE MADE TO OUR PLANET WHEN WE FOCUSING ON CREATING NOT CONSUMING.
Seems to me dreams are often times layered, the door opens just a little then an event happens and then another and soon the door is open wide and all at once it feels like you are well on your way to making your dreams come true.
I am going to hold onto this dream of Wispy Willow Flower Farm with all of my might.
It feels as though another door might have opened just up a wee bit more when Jen from Rural magazine, invited me to be a contributor for Rural for the upcoming Spring issue. I am thrilled to be sharing an inspirational article for the gardening section in this stellar magazine.
Rural Magazine is a ” women’s magazine, creatively building community and connection through natures beauty.”
This I know for certain I do not want to be old and stagnant before my time. (Hopefully never ever)
I’d like to be the woman on the mountain at 80 who owns the Wispy Willow Flower Farm.
As one woman to another, no matter your age, how are you harnessing your energy to stay focused and achieve those dreams?