“…Let yourself be silently drawn by the
strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray…”
Despite my ever-neglectful approach to gardening, I am lucky to have a garden full of colour at the moment. My succulents and other hardy plants are blooming and sprouting all over the place – I love the little buds and new growth. It’s always amazing to me that such beautiful things can develop from my sad efforts at green-thumbery.
Everything needs re-potting and moving – you can see in some of the photos how the poor little buggers are reaching desperately for the sun and light – but, as I myself am moving very soon, they will have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully everything will survive the move and the new surroundings. I don’t know what kind of sun/light situation I will have at the new place, whether my garden will be in shadow or full sun for most of the day – this remains to be determined (ie I didn’t actually think about it at the time of purchase).
I’ve noticed a few early tulips coming up in my neighbour’s garden – every year they have a beautiful display of bulbs and annuals. Maybe down the track I will try those too, when I am settled and feel I have properly put down roots of my own. Not sure how long that will take and whether I will feel right at home straight away. I really do hope so. I’m going to try. I need a place to call my own and to be proud of and want to welcome people into.
I hope to grow some vegetables and herbs, as well as purely decorative plants. It’s so nice to cook with produce you have grown yourself and makes everything taste that little bit better. I have lots of plans – let’s see how many come to fruition! You know I will document both my successes and failures 🙂
Enjoy today, wherever you are, and try and see some beauty in it, if you can x
“…Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors…”
-–Charles de Lint
“Accept where you are, accept what you have, accept who you are ~ do what you can with all of that and let it be enough.”
— Nikki Rowe
“…Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people never thought you would…”
To fritter away one’s time; dally.
Good morning! Hope your day is travelling along splendidly 🙂
I made this card on the weekend and it was one of the better ones I created. It didn’t make me swear quite as much and it didn’t take me an age to finish. The colours came together fairly easily and I was happy with the overall look. It’s kinda got a rustic and old-fashioned vibe. It reminds me of a wooden sign outside a pub (for some reason). I could imagine it being called “The Dusty Pigeon” or “The Pigeon and Twig” or something similarly ye olde English drinking establishment.
I’m assuming it’s a pigeon. Let’s just say it is, for the sake of argument.
The little dried flowers are pretty delicate and will probably disintegrate if the card is handled roughly. I did put extra glue on the backs of them, so they would hopefully survive any manhandling and people prodding and touching them. I do find that, when people are perusing my cards, they tend to want to poke and touch things, or run their fingers over embellishments etc, not to mention the people who just jam the cards back into the pile, with no care or consideration for their delicacy. They should be concerned for MY delicacy! I am very fragile ha ha. Besides, you don’t want the cards to be all dog-eared or bent. I do put them in protective plastic sleeves, but people can be pretty rough.
Anyway, I digress… This card is going to have to stand up to wear and tear, at least until someone has paid for it. Then it can fall apart if it needs to. But hopefully that won’t happen. Be strong little pigeon and hang on to your petals!
I’m being silly today. Which is not unusual, let’s face it. I’m trying not to be a grumpy-guts, which I have been for a little while now, due to one thing and another. Making and creating eases that, A LOT, so I try and do as much of it as I can – if only to make me a more pleasant person to be around.
Thanks for dropping in and listening to my nonsense. It means a lot to me 🙂