Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"You Are On The Right Path!"

I love this quote about gardening...


but this  quote is more 
indicative of the reality of gardening.
(though, if you were to quote me,
there would be some extra choice words inserted
"but" and "weeds!")

A slow start hitting the gardens this year resulted in a rampant
overgrowth of weeds, 
shrubs needing pruning and 
plants needing dividing.
August is normally a month that I give gardening a rest
...it's just too damn hot, but I am still out there
slowly tackling one garden at a time.
We spent too much time, effort and $$$
over the years to have our park like
gardens go wild.
 I'm just not ready to abandon them now,
but life would be a lot easier if
the hubby could help with
the "grunt" work.

...oh well...one day at a time!

Aside from the grunt work,
I am having fun making some new additions to the gardens,
like this old  watering can
 I picked up at a yard sale for 50 cents.
...love cheap!

I made three stump gardens today.
This one is my favorite.

Using rocks I already had scattered around the gardens, 
I cobbled together my own little inuksuk
for my road side garden.

 Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means 
"in the likeness of a human"
 in the Inuit language.
The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is
 "Someone was here" 
 "You are on the right path."

A closer up view...and I know what you are thinking but I assure you
...it was totally unintentional!
it shows up in the picture more than when you
are looking at the figure itself.
I am giving my inuksuk a name,
after the games keeper, Oliver Mellors from the book,
"Lady Chatterley's Lover."

As for that "stone",
 I may just keep my eyes open for a more realistic looking one 
to replace it with.
After all, if the Louvre in Paris, France can exhibit "theirs"
 and call them works are art...
I should be able to display mine!


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