Happy Friday everyone! Another week has slipped by, filled with all the daily stuff to do. It is often difficult to notice things beyond the noise of the media sharing terrible tales, political insanity and making sure we have our daily dose of fear. Yet here it is the edge of the weekend in spite of all the dire warnings, I say grab it with both hands and enjoy every minute you possibly can before it slips into history.
Surprise field trip Saturday! Every weekend I take Joe to someplace new for a day out. Today it was Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. What an amazing garden, full of views and sculptures, paths and seats. We are both tired from the walk and the drive there and back, but in a good way. I love to enjoy other people’s gardens, so much more fun than having my own to deal with!
This year I have 4 peonies that bloomed all at once. Usually I leave them on the bush, but the wind this spring is too much, so indoor they came. This way I will get to enjoy them during these un-springlike days. I missed the lilacs, they came in and out so quickly in the heat. The weather has been strange for so long now, the forecasts change day to day, morning to night. But the peonies are lovely, and I will enjoy them while they last!
When I cleaned off my worktable at the studio as I packed things up this was the plastic sheet I had placed on it back in 2012 when I set it up. Over the years, it became its own work of art. Naturally I had to bring it home with me so I can continue to add more layers to it! Unintended art always make me smile.
looking across a landscape both familiar and unknown. Metaphorically clambering over fences has become a much more regular thing in my life. Life moves at a steady pace in spite of how it sometimes seems to drag or speed by. But progress is being made as Joe recovers. And the more he does, the more frustrated the slow but steady pace is to him. He wants to be king of his own schedule again, to work, and come and go as he pleases. He wants the illusion of certainty that life used to have. And though I am one who prefers disillusionment (the facts) to being fooled by illusions, I know what he means. He wants back that carefree feel which was lost. The map that didn’t have this detour which took him someplace he had no interest in going. But there is no rewind, so the options are stand still or keep moving. And each are fraught with unknowns, but at least one is action.