Funny how the days speed along .. I quite lose track of the date and have to check with the paper or Outlook or the bottom right corner of my little Asus to see the numbered day of the week. Cool, being retired. In my previous life (since I began working during my summer jobs which began with my 15th birthday and continued till (ahem) a little over 2 years ago … the date and the time was paramount in my life.
Tied to the hands of a clock and a calendar, I sped through the weeks, months, years that carried me along as I struggled to keep up with all the things that life brought me. Work. Fun. Love. Gardening. And it’s the last 3 that carried over into my retirement phase.
Love of my darling and fun DH who makes my life such a wonderful experience.
Fun … yeah .. laughing and enjoying all that this most wonderful world has to offer.
Gardening. A universe that fills my life with it’s wondrous beauty, adventures,insight into the many sub stratas of insect, bird, plants, seeds .. oh how I love this part of my life.
Lately I’ve been very occupied with sorting out our yard .. the sides, the back and next, the front.
So much to do.
Quite enjoying the transformation and all that is entailed with that.
And part of my lovely life includes the most marvellous fun of flying .. high in the sky .. my DH at the controls and I at his side, the co-pilot who is able to snap pics and enjoy the beauty of being aloft and floating like a feather through the air.
This leads to the activity of sky-gazing and quite often I spend so much time when I “should” be gardening .. looking upwards at the ever-changing scenery of clouds, plane watching, bird sightings .. all those terrific things that happen in the air.
Now here is a sky-shot from yesterday.. how very magnificent and ever changing ..
and .. like .. wow ….open welcoming sky arms .. I embrace you ….
ok … earthward bound now. For just a little while I have no concerns about what to plant where. No worries about weeding. Where watering is needed. Sorting out plant pots to give away .. I do have quite a supply. I just simply played.
My pal D and I had wandered around the Sooke Harbour House (beautiful) gardens and saw many playful art sculptures in the garden. One that I particularly liked was the random placement of pots on a length of rebar. A few days ago I was perusing Pinterest and came upon the same design. So I thought .. well, I have the rebar, I have the pots, I have the time .. so a perfect opportunity to create some art in the garden!
I had a clear area in the garlic forest, where I had recently dug up some garlic .. and here is where the fun began. And I am so fired up about this type of gardening that I am really hooked!! So very, very simple.
Select a length of rebar, hammer into the gr0und (at least a foot into the soil, to better stabilize the column of pots). Place the largest pot over the rebar, settle on the ground and fill with soil. Add another pot. And so on. As each pot is filled, it’s a piece of cake to position the next pot at an angle. On my first column I realized later that I could have balanced the second pot on the edge of the first pot and would have had more planting area. sigh. Oh well.
D told me that people add designs, colour, text .. on the pots. Exciting … more worlds to explore.
And that reminds me .. I have a very large supply of sparkly beads, tiles, all kinds of wonderous things that I could decorate pots with … the possibilities, as they say – are endless!!!
Anyway. I planted 2 of these, sowed the seeds, labelled and now will await the results.
This is so fun, I just love this! … lots and lots of ideas about this type of gardening . … how very very energizing!
Time for morning munchies .. I love dates …
Oh, almost forgot .. I brought out my seed supplies and began sorting them out onto my newly purchased gardening table .. more on another day about that!!!
Sorted into suppliers. Interesting to lay out the packets and see what I had bought over the past few years. There were quite a few from Richters (I love Richters!!!) , local seed suppliers, quite interesting to see. Whatever doesn’t get planted this year …. will try to plant them next year. 99% are listed Organic! 🙂
I placed some bamboo lengths in the “Kentucky Wonder Beans” and overnight they began climbing!!! The magic of nature at work.
And .. look at the most beautiful Art Deco teacup and saucer that D just bought! It matches the Blue Poppy seed packet that I picked up at the Butchart Gardens! Very striking.