Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Photography has never been my forte, so these photos aren't beauty shots by any means, but I do like to take photos of my garden. It's interesting to see how perennial plants and trees grow from year to year, and it helps me remember what I've planted in previous seasons. Documenting the garden with pictures can be useful too. For instance, sometimes I can't remember what I have planted in a certain pot after it has died back...but I can usually figure it out by looking at some shots I took earlier in the season.
On the weekends, or before/after work, you'll most likely find me in the garden, especially this time of year. When I'm in the garden...or in any garden...I feel like something loosens up inside of me and that I can breathe more deeply; I feel happy and good. This post is just a few pics I took while pottering around and feeling good...
I hung this mobile on a low tree branch; the little people dance when it's windy, and my cat likes to watch them.
Over the weekend, I cleared away a bunch of leaves and rubbish from this work bench. It's a nice place to sit and survey the garden. The area is covered by some sheet plastic, so I like to sit there when it rains and listen to the drops hit the plastic...it's sort of like being in a greenhouse when it rains, but less intense.
Pansies and violas are some of my favorite flowers--they are like little faces looking back at you.
The potting bench is also a nice place to enjoy a meal,
and to soak in the quiet of the garden at dusk.