It's been going on for a long time.
Yesterday, fairy stars greeted me on the walkway. And I thought, Ah; home, soon home.
Pepper came with the moving crew for the major part of the move, and she made her unbridled joy at the new house in the woods clear. She bounded and jumped and ran and sniffed, her tail in constant happy motion. Happy, like a room without a roof.
There is a lot of land - expansive, extending beyond the boundaries of the immediate garden. The hill is alive with turkeys, deer, raccoons, possums, and skunks. A flock of stellar jays come to peck at the garden ground in back, and I regularly see two hummingbirds sipping from the cups of flowers. A lone crow often visits the branches of the towering cedars. And twice I've seen a red-tailed hawk, glowing in sunlight, circling above.
As well, there are the stunning bridge views, and the bay. Both are just minutes away. From the locals, I found a place to enjoy a lunch or dinner of marvelous fresh fish while watching the boats carrying fishermen come and go.
My friend, Susan, sent me an email with this photo, saying, This is my vision for an art studio for you at the rear of your land. What do you think?
Oh, my - yes!
Three neighbors have already come to introduce themselves - all happy, successful people with no negativity, baggage, malice, or entitlement. No adolescents in adult bodies? That alone is a refreshing thing!
There is, of course, much work remaining to be done. But I'll be home soon, home.