Thursday, June 20, 2013

Art Inspiration - the Garden

In the spring and summer and fall, all I have to do is walk out the back door to be inspired to beauty.

I mean, really...
Early spring tulip.  Front yard.
To the wonder of the backyard...

An early spring look at the Word Garden.  And a shaggy Heather, before her summer haircut.
Some of my favorite flowers are the bulbs.  This year, we had more hyacinths than we've ever had before.  The smell is as amazing as the color.

I'm not sure.  Do hyacinths multiply?
Last fall, we planted a weeping cherry tree.  We have a neighbor who likes to lean over the fence line and trim our trees in the fairy garden.  Pisses off the fairies and me.  So, now, for every tree he cuts, we've decided to plant two.  Now that he knows this is the policy, neighbor guy has put down his saw.
So far.

Oh, how I wish these blooms lasted longer.
Every day, the garden changes.  I'm going to try to be diligent about documenting and sharing the bounty this year.  Mostly because it's so gorgeous.  But it's also my excuse to leave my desk, where I'm writing and researching and transcribing, for a few minutes every hour or so.  

And if I take more photos, I'll have inspiration for that dreaded Michigan winter, that will come way too soon.