This week and next we will be in Rockport finishing phase two of a once-in-a-lifetime project. It is not the size that is so astounding. The style and flow of the design, and the focus on native plants, make this project unique. It is a plant-artist's dream, and one that will make this writer's job of describing and documenting easy. The project promotes itself and in its own words...
We have signed on for a few speaking engagements in early 2011. Saturday, February 5th, David will teach a class about gardening with and for wildlife. Please join us at the Dallas Arboretum from 9am to 11am to learn ways to attract and sustain various species of butterflies, hummingbirds, birds and other beneficial wildlife. Later that month, on the 23rd at noon, David will speak about sustainable landscape at a brown bag lunch hosted by City of Port Aransas; meet in the Pollock Center. One week later, on March 2nd, I will present a program about sustainable living at another session hosted by City of Port Aransas. Noon in the Pollock Center, too. More dates will be announced soon.
Two designs left to turn in this year: Hudson and Rosprim. Both will be finished soon. Our focus this month turns to holiday gift cards, year-end tasks, and other administrative duties. We would also like to squeeze in some time to celebrate with family and friends. Therefore, we are not taking on new projects until after January 1st. All holiday gift cards will be redeemable starting on that date.
Since transitioning to a mobile family and business so that we may live.work.travel together, we have grown closer as a family. Our connections to and within Nature have deepened, widened and strengthened. We are still in the process of reducing the load of possessions we carry with us and store. Gradually paring down to essentials has been both liberating and surprisingly easy. Our understanding of energy -- generation, harvesting, storing and access of -- has become critical to our livelihood and lifestyle. These lessons and so many more topics about our journey are being documented at http://4x4elvalor.blogspot.com/. Now that we have reliable and efficient power, I will be posting more frequently.
As always, we are grateful eternally for you. Your support of us and our mission means everything. Happy Holidays, Y'all.