A graphic artist in Leesburg has taken her mission to spread kindness and goodwill outside into her yard, where she has created a “Kindness Rocks” rock garden and an amazing Rainbow Tree. Now, word is spreading beyond the neighborhood as local media are picking up on this “feel good” story.
The art installment is the work of Margie Hunter, who lives on Graywood Way NE in Leesburg. The Rainbow Tree is covered in different colored crocheted squares that Hunter has sewn onto the tree, like a giant sweater. Lining a pathway next to her house is a multi-colored rock garden. Many of the rocks are painted with inspirational sayings. There are also 24 tiny buckets filled with painted rocks hanging on the fence, so that visitors can take their own rock home, decorate it and then return and add it to the garden.
WJLA, the ABC station in Washington DC, is reportedly working on a story about Hunter and her latest kindness initiative. She’s gotten press coverage previously for her efforts to leave uplifting chalk messages on on the sidewalk in front of her home. Meanwhile, Hunter has humorously absolved her husband of any responsibility for the colorful craziness with a special sign posted in the yard.