It has been a month since the last post and the experiment continues. I am sharing another batch of assumptions, observations and wishful thinking with you. There is nothing breakthrough to report. A beach chair was replaced by an iron garden chair. The leaves on a grove of huge Liriodendron trees, that surrounds and shades this whole area, turned colors. Even the rustling sound of their leaves is more pronounced and leaf fall started. The oaks leaves are still green, the paw-paws (understory trees) are still green too. The sunlight, that filters through them from above, picks up a more yellowish tint. The recent blast of Arctic cold air reached Appalachia on Monday and the sky's blue looks darker than before. I am writing this, because sitting in the chair is a non-eventful task. It is bordering on meditation. It became a routine when, throughout the day, I would remember about it and spend the next 5 minutes sitting in that chair, observing the surrounding nature... Surely, it is a middle of the Fall, but feels like an Indian Summer.
There are a lot of birds around, but not many animals. A black cat, that likes to camp around our house came from behind a corner, and without paying no attention to me walked in a circle and checked out the place. He usually runs away from me, but this time it pretended that I am no longer a threat. Even came very close from behind. On returning to the spot where it entered first, it was peering into me with his beautiful green eyes for a while before walking away. On another occasion, a squirrel was making its "danger, danger" noise somewhere close. This usually is an indication that it spotted you and telegraphing to all squirrels in the area that a human is nearby. Since I was sitting motionless in a chair for awhile already, that must have been somebody or something else. From the woods I picked up a very melodic short sound. Could be a bird, but it was not familiar. Then I heard the same sound the second time further away. Still not sure who or what made it... Could be a fairy! - I had placed a crystal and a silver coin on top of the columns to attract the wee folk :)
I am hesitant to modify this construction, since I do not have any guiding input. I will continue with the experiment as it is. A few more people tried it (I gave them all short disclaimers). Seems to be helping with healing - I had a chainsaw accident and cut my leg a little bit - the wound healed up quickly with no complications...