Lots of rain......Hopefully preventing a drought later this summer.
This beech tree is probably my favorite tree on our property. Two years ago we cut down all the brush and weed trees around it. The lower branches, which were shaded and crowded are recovering and starting to fill out. Canopied forest means the trees have full crown and few if any lower branches. This one is on the edge of the house clearing so it had more light than most.
Beech tree are survivors. Shortly after we moved out here in the mid seventies we had a gypsy moth infestation that had to be seen to be believe. It looked like april in july. In all those years of devastation we never lost a beech.
Winter has been growing. She's gotten over much of her initial shyness, although the wild turkeys gobbling are cause to be aware of monsters in the woods. It's hard to get a picture of her as she spends most of her time bouncing when she is outside.
I have two glazes being made. One is my tried and true Linda Arbuckle. The other is one we used in a Walter Ostrum work shop at Haystack, over twenty years ago, Andrea Gills WOM (Walter Ostrum Majolica....although Walter says it isn't his.)
It's starting to thunder so I'm going to turn stuff off.
Thanks for stopping by...........*s*