Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Riches in nature

Gold, silver, copper and sapphire. It felt like spring today! The weather forecast was for rain. Tsk.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love is in the air

Love is a verb. If I want more love in my life I remind myself to be more loving.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The allotment: quirky

I love the personal touches on people's allotments. As I wandered about today I saw some things that made me smile. All the objects I have photographed are from plots worked by men. Although the fairy is for one man's female friend who comes to visit. Allotments are often adorned with imperfect, found objects; bits of throaway trash. They add a fun element like any garden sculpture. Those who are able to spend the most time there are the ones who go one step further and add embellishment to otherwise functional spaces. The plots become an outdoor home from home for many. Others are left untended for months then nature takes over. I love the colours of the strawberry runners creeping over the old bag. The combination of textures from an old door frame and broken piece of glass are quite beautiful.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The allotment: contemplative

Last weekend when I was working on the allotment I was thinking about how people come into and go out of our lives all the time. Often when we don't expect it. The change can be hard to adjust to. So many events in our lives are unexpected and disruptive as well. I love that I can rely on the fact that spring will always come around. Even when it is hard to imagine on the coldest, darkest days. I don't know how my plants will grow this year, even with the best plans and preparation. But I do know that one day I will go up to the allotment and the strawberries will be blossoming white, the lizards will be scuttling around and the sun will be hot and glorious. It's a comfort to have this to rely on.
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