Inspiration comes from many areas and one of mine comes from my love of the great outdoors, nature, flowers, rocks and even bugs.
I have to admit that I have a "green thumb" that I probably acquired from my mother. She had a love of gardens and houseplants and was a "nurse maid" to many indoor plants and outdoor gardens.
As a child I followed behind her everyday while she inspected her gardens and listened to what she was saying about them and how to care for them; as a teenager I winced and complained whenever she asked me to weed them, as an adult I developed and understood her love for them.
For my poor husband this means we have many, many rock gardens now which is a lot of work - a lot of upkeep. It's also the reason why my husband's and my alpaca business is named "Rock Garden Alpacas."
So, I thought you'd like to see a slideshow of my gardens, rocks, and yes - even bugs. Gotta love them all.