Wednesday, July 11, 2007

In the shadows

I have been sitting in the shadow of the front Maple tree.
I look at the French Lilac bed.
I think. I imagine. I write. I draw.
I am planning how to have four season interest here.
At the second hand shop I found an old bird bath.
It fit in with the French Lilacs and the miniature Crepe Myrtles.
Today I go in search of a vine for the bird bath and a herb.

Each growing spot will have a water feature, bird feeder and a herb.
Each will have shelter for the birds and something for the butterflies.
Each will have flowers in three seasons.

It is here I took out all the mums that died.
I think I will try Asters this time!


Sprite said...


The shade of the Maple is ever so inviting... I adore your new bird bath, it belongs in your secret garden.

Beautiful post my friend,


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Like Lizard I have been in the shawdows dreaming. It is my dreams I see.
As I look and think on each growing area in the yard I see the birds and the butterflies that will come.
Thank you.
Living an "artfilled" life is slow and deliberate.
I love it.

Laurie said...

I love the tree shadow photo. That is lovely!

Q said...

Dear Laurie,
Thank you.
I do sit and look and think about how a garden will look.
As I replant I am considering so many different aspects.
The time spent dreaming is time well spent.