Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Out in the garden...
I refurbished the old metal chair that my mother-in-love used to have sitting out by her clothesline every summer. I think of her every time I sit down to rest in it or whenever it catches my eye. It is very eye-catching, isn't it?
What do you do with a worn-out pair of boots? Plant flowers in them! These were once my boots. I wore them until the dirt sifted in through those cracks.....which now make good drainage holes for the violas. I have a pair of Hubs' boots on my front porch with purple violas.
In the foreground are the profusely blooming bleeding hearts and in the background, sheets are hanging on the clothesline. I didn't really plan the picture this way, but I guess you could say that I'm "keeping it real."
Yes, in the poor man's garden grow
Far more than herbs and flowers ~
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
And joy for weary hours.