Friday, July 20, 2012
Creativity in Nature...
Sometimes being creative is not about the art studio or the sewing room. Sometimes it is about doing a chore that you decide should not be boring or tedious as you spend countless hours performing it.
Take my trusty Fiskars scissors for example. These are some I used for paper. I now use them for manicuring my Wooly Thyme patio paver enhancers. I do hope someone at Fiskars reads this and sends me a new pair as I have completely worn this pair out. Fiskars are the very best scissors and other creative tools I own. I tried all different types of trimmers and this pair works best by far. Thank you Fiskars.
This year my Whooly Thyme got far too overgrown what with being away, and my kidney stone and the deck project taking precedence. Once it flowers I let the bees have their way with it. There are at least 6 different types of bees that harvest from the flowers. I never get too close while they are active which is several weeks. So this year I really dreaded my job of manicuring it back to being able to see and walk on the pavers. From this photo above you can easily see there are no pavers showing at all. What a job I have ahead of me!
Here you can see the progress I have made. I still have a ways to go but at least now I see the end is in sight. There is hope that I will finish and be able to enjoy my labor for the remaining Summer and Fall months. This patio is at the pond and I love to sit here and reflect.
Here is where I stopped to take a break. Scissors in motion hoping they would finish while I was doing my other chores. Not to be. The scissors seem to need me in order to work.
"Reflections". That is what I have named this area with the pond and the little patio sitting area. I need to continue my manicuring and finish what I started. Sitting here with a glass of wine or iced tea is such a calming joy that I treasure. Mr. C actually went to pond college before he built this amazing pond. I have shared it before in previous posts. It is my complete favorite thing he has ever engineered and built. This is serenity.
Our weather has been glorious however I understand we are in for more triple digit weather this coming week. Our deck is almost done however we are taking a break...sort of. Designing, cutting and painting the components of the step from kitchen to deck is how we spent the day yesterday. Not really taking a break but then not the crazy schedule we were keeping. Today I have some bills to pay and some mail to prepare. Mr. C will be tinkering on his car. The UPS delivery van has been making numerous deliveries here so parts to be installed are the order of today.
I have been enjoying snippets of visiting and seeing the amazing spaces that some of you create within. Thank you for all the inspiration and treasures you have shared. My muse has not run away...she is merely being patient and compiling all that is to creatively come.
May your weekend be wonderful and filled with your favorite things...