Perhaps it is because the snow is quickly moving down the mountainsides, and will soon be covering all of the rocks. Perhaps it is because the plants are finishing their season of growth and will soon be resting under that layer of snow. Perhaps this is why I have been so busy collecting rocks and botanical bits - knowing it will be many months before I see them again. Perhaps this is why I have so many bowls of rocks around the house right now, and numerous trays of pressed botanical bits.
Perhaps this is why I felt the urge to make a few more rocks layered with botanical bits,
and layers of paste wax buffed to a smooth finish.
Seeing and feeling them increases my happiness and helps me relax.
I also collected some small pieces of drift wood from my favourite stretch of lake beach, to decorate in this way.
And I find the back of it as beautiful as the front.
And now this small collection,
makes me smile.