Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seeking Inspiration

Inspiration has eluded me recently, somehow suffocatingly close 6" wooden fences doesn't quite cut it. I've looked back through past bead photo's to see if I am tempted to revisit anything - the verdict there was 'not really'.

Not a particularly great time of year to go for a cruise around the city & take in the sights. Out there is busy, everyone seemingly consumed with the pre-Christmas all that I feel tempted to do is flee home to the relative peace there.

What to do? A quick trip around the garden, such as it is, & I found myself patting myself on the back for at least bringing one of my favorite flowering plants with me to this place.

The delicate tracery of Astrantia major. I have always loved the simplicity of this flower. It reminds me of fairies somehow & to see it growing en masse is a magical sight to behold.

I picked a few that were starting to open the other night & brought them inside. Today I went back outside & wondered if these would ever look as they had in past my gardens, planted in groups & allowed their freedom.

Whilst they may not be my beloved english roses, lily's, iris, or many of the more colourful scented perennials that I so miss, I did realise that I was pleased that I had thought to at least bring a few little pieces of my favorites with me in order to put my stamp on this rental we moved to a little over a year ago.

Things have established themselves quite well in the last year, I've managed not to lose a single hosta, the Thalictrum rochebruneanum (meadow rue?) looks like it has always been there & the Alchemilla mollis (lady's mantel - see I do know some of the common names!!) is settling in nicely.

While I love the soothing effect of the all greenery I brought with me - I do miss having having some distinctive colour & a house situated in such a way that the garden can be viewed from the living area.

Hmmmmm! I just realised that some rather insidious convolvulous is creeping it's way in. One day I shall be blessed enough to have a garden without that particular nuisance!!

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

Gorgeous flowers, Deb! You are truly in touch with nature!