Friday, April 8, 2011

Remnants...


I see the smallest of buds on the pear tree, the lilac bush, the dogwood, the first sightings of the hostas and lilies are also present. I actually did some 'gardening', if you will, yesterday. I cut back the thick, thick dried stalks/leaves from some lilies mixed w/ some hostas, w/ my mini-rake (no laughing). I raked under some of our bushes in the front of the house to draw out the leaves which were not going to budge w/out my help. I am thrilled. Planning a new garden, looking into growing some 'other' things, which I will keep to my self for now. What really struck me was this planter. I kept it out on the deck all winter and the brutality of these past few months is evident in the picture. The glaze literally broke off from pot...be it the cold, the snow, the ice. But, you know what, I LOVE IT...I'm going to do a small repair job @ it's base, but it is so chiseled and so organic...after all, it has literally been changed by the elements. I am most definitely going to plant something special in it. It may be very porous, but, I'm keeping it around as a reminder. It is a remnant, a remaining quantity of what it once was, a vestige of this harsh winter past.
But, it's still here....

2 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Nice to hear you are puttering around in something that brings you joy!

I too like the look of the pot...it may be damaged if you will but I agree "it's still here" deserving of your love and attention.
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I'm headed back to NYC today...staying until Wed/Thurs...even in the few day that I will be gone I am CERTAIN to see a difference in the aforementioned foliage...the weather is going to be warm and sunny..lo and behold!!!

I really love the pot...will most definitely do a follow-up once it's planted, then growing...whatever it is which winds up in there...

Hope you had the BEST birthday...
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