This weekend turned out be be a very relaxing and introspective one. It didn't start particularly well, as I was feeling kinda crappy Friday evening but I woke up Saturday with a better attitude.
Me and Grendal just contemplated the intricacies of life and the ever-changing flow of human relationships. Well, I think Grendal was mostly contemplating which bugs to eat but anyway...you get the idea. In between such philosophical endeavors I did a little gardening, fired a bunch of mugs for the show I've been invited to and did a little house cleaning.
This is a view from standing next to the house, which would be on the right. Of course, that is the parking area on the left and further down on that side, my pathetic garden. I have finally come up with a great master plan for the layout and formal construction of the garden though so maybe I'll post about that soon. Further down the drive you can see where it bears off to the right. That goes back down the valley to provide access to the power lines and areas where I hope to build a tractor shed and such.
This is a close up of the flower bed you see on the right, just past the Bobcat. Things are beginning to bloom; it's looking really pretty. I have almost filled this bed up. I have bought a few plants but am trying to use a lot of native stuff and just transplant it over here. All of the natives just go bonkers when you give them a real bed with good soil to grow in and the deer are less likely to eat them.
The sage is blooming as is the catmint. I am also trying to cultivate a fair number of medicinal and/or culinary plants. I found out this winter that sage makes a really good cough suppressant tea. Doesn't taste real good but it's ok. Most of the weekend was cloudy and slightly windy but it wasn't gloomy, even with the lack of sunshine. In fact, it was quite peaceful and calming. The rain has set in now and I am listening to it on the metal roof. It will lull me to sleep tonight as I also have the windows open and a wonderful cool breeze is wafting through the house. I just put fresh, bamboo/cotton sheets on the bed and will soon be snuggled down and hopefully resting well. Only one thing lacking but I'll let you decide what that is....heehee, you all know what I'm thinking.