Wednesday, April 22, 2009

34 in 30 day 22

Happy Earth Day!

I hope you have had as much fun as I have in the recent Spring-like weather. I wore a skirt yesterday, without long socks or tights and it was nice to go out in my skirt and work in the garden, Sun beaming away at my pale legs. It was nice.
My garden space is a lot of work-as it turns out.
We had to clear out a few really sick bamboo trees. I hated to do that, but they were basically dead and dying. The soil will benefit greatly from plants that will thrive better in this certain location. After clearing out the bamboo, then there is the picking through all of the nasty old soil filled with garbage and broken glass. It's just awful how badly this place has been neglected. The landlord keeps hinting that we should buy it...nope. I can see daylight through the basement walls and there are plants growing through the basement flooring. It really does have a lot of potential, but with that potential comes a lot of moolah. Cold hard cash that this booty just doesn't have right now. So now we are at the stage where we can start planting starts and seeds. I am going to have a nice, raised bed with wildflowers and herbs surrounding it. Simple. That's been my art for the last few days. I counted that the week prior I created 15 new illustrations. Not bad not, bad!

I took some photos this weekend of this really pretty place in Washington, located off of Willapa Bay. There was a tiny park and a boat ramp, next to a few docks and a handful of boats. It was quiet, sunny, blue and beautiful. I seriously could have existed there allll day. I was able to take a few photos before my batteries died. :( Boooo.
We continued our drive South on the 103 and along the way, every now and then, there were these huge rusty gates with ginormous sculpted lions perched on both sides of the gates! It was so bizarre. We were in the middle of a huge nature reserve, but there were all of these gates to mysterious houses. It was very Lion, Witch and Wardrobe-ish.
Monday, on 4/20/09, we spent the sunny day on Indian Beach, with is off of Ecola. It's the area where Louis and Clark's expedition ended. This area is rich with history. I took quite a few photos. One photo in particular shoud ring a bell for all of you "Goonies" fans.

That's all I have to offer for today. :) Be well!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos as usual. I love seeing your adventures and art explorations. ;-) I wish I had the gumption to force my overgrown weedy backyard into a garden but Im kinda enjoying it looking like a forgotten wild field too. ;D
    Hope you're well, Im always reading. ;-)


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