Guess where I’ve been?
Yep — back up to the burned hillsides! I can’t seem to stay away, even though they’ve posted scary-looking signs about mountain lions in the area that warn me not to walk alone.
It’s deserted and quiet in the hills, and there’s so much to see. I’m fascinated with the process of regeneration after the fire.
Here are some pictures I took of new growth that’s starting to emerge. It’s very slow, possibly because we’ve had almost no rain this winter, but you can see that it’s starting to happen.
And look what else I found! These are rocks that burned in the fire — gorgeous power stones tempered by extreme heat and turned jet black by the flames.
I made some of them into necklaces and have been wearing one myself the past few days. It gives me a feeling of firey energy and strength.
The necklaces aren’t on my website, but if you’re interested in one of these other-worldly beauties, contact me, and I’ll send you images of available pieces.
What places are you drawn to and what do you find there? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,