I have one week left before the art in the garden show.
I’ve been waking up every morning and thinking that there’s still so much time, but I’m starting to feel the pressure now.
Happily, things in the garden are looking good. We had a good old thunderous rain…one of those West Coast things…and the rain bent several irises and flattened the oriental poppies. But these things are expected and, since this garden is a one woman show, I’ll do the best I can with the propping up and am not taking it all very seriously since there are some areas which are so lovely that they take away form the flattened poppies, and they don’t matter so much.
Hey, great news! So I thought that my “saved from the bulldozer” irises have all started to bloom and I had the four new varieties, but then this beautiful two toned blue one opened. What a lovely surprise. Now I have six varieties in the garden; one I bought the house with and FIVE I’ve saved from neighbouring construction sites…and the best part: FREE! 😀
I’ve never really been able to chose a favourite flower, but irises are right there on top on my list.
There’s just one problem with taking on a major project like this show. It becomes all work, work, work. So C and I got out, (once), for a little retail therapy.
There’s just something about changing out of the gardening clothes and putting some make-up on, or getting out of the studio, and actually going among people! LOl. We had a little walk thru the local mall, stopped for tea, and had a good mooch at Anthro. All’s good with the outside world…nice to see. 😀
But the kind of getting out I really love is the spontaneous jumping in the car and heading off to the ocean or a mountain hike.
Yesterday afternoon I was just dying to get out of the studio and so we headed off to Whytecliff Park and climbed the cliffs.
And then we just sat.
It’s so good for the soul.
I hope you’ll all excuse my absence here for this last week, this final push. You can catch up with me on Instagram (since I’m such a iPhone addict these days) or on my FB…come be my friend. 😀