When a nature lover like me is preparing for a week long stay in the United States third largest city a moment in nature is required. To fullfill this need I planned a days stay of rest and relaxation at a friends home in Paducah, KY.
Paducah is a midsize town situated where the recently flooded Ohio and Illinios rivers dump into the Mississippi. My friend’s home is on the edge of an open field and pond, thankfully in a higher part of town. Nature has always been a source of inspiration for me and spending the day on the edge of this tranquil pond was no different. In the morning a few deer grazed in the field and in the afternoon hummingbirds and butterflies danced through the air. I’m a big fan of old barns of which Kentucky has an abundance including a fine specimen on the edge of the field.
Inspiration was abundant in the texture of soft grasses, the ridges of rusted metals, and rich blues of the clear sky. I’m grateful for a day to relax and gather my thoughts about my upcoming class. Already visions of sculptures including tranquil lily pads, stunning flowers, and shimmering dragonflies are flooding my mind, and increasing my excitement for my upcoming chocolate sculpture class.