This morning I walked over to see if there’s grass growing in the horses’ field yet. After crossing over rocks in the creek, as I walked up the hill out of the creek valley, I found this fossil. It looks like the spiral of an ammonite. If that’s what it is, it’s the first one I’ve ever found here. So that was a pretty cool find.
More Spiral Sightings
Then later while I was looking at the garden and thinking about what to plant and where, I noticed of those curling shapes. I love finding spirals in nature. It’s fun to make note of them. It fascinates me to see how many repeating patterns exist in nature. And it’s interesting how your mind can notice patterns more easily after the first instance of seeing it in a day.
Madison Woods is a self-taught artist who moved to the Ozarks from south Louisiana in 2005. In 2018 she began experimenting with watercolor painting, using her local pigments. She calls them Paleo Paints. In 2023 she began her journey into the world of oil painting with those same pigments. Her paintings of the Ozark-inspired scenes feature exclusively the lightfast pigments foraged from Madison county, Arkansas. Her inspiration is nature – the beauty, and the inherent cycle of life and death, destruction and regeneration. Wild Ozark is also the only licensed ginseng nursery in Arkansas. Here’s the link for more information on the nursery end of life out here.
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