Thursday, March 22, 2012

I call it Rogue Red

It's a salvia, one of the annual ones.
Some people might consider it a weed.
Once you have it flowering it will grace you with flowers here there and every where.
I did get annoyed with its rabid habits but,
Given it is so easy to pull out I have decided that I am lucky indeed
to have such beautiful weeds.

Its bright, cheerful and determined.
I gain a lot of inspiration from it's attitude and perseverance.

I also really like garlic chive flowers
My sculpture students are studying ephemeral sculpture at the moment.
We went out into my forest for a class the other day.
I have a new found respect for Andy Goldsworthy. I tried to emulate his stick aperture.

Its a lot harder than it looks.
I have started to wonder if he mostly uses pine sticks, they would be very straight.

I am going to continue to work on it
Might collect the sticks in anticipation of some spare time to play.
The dogs were very keen to help with the sticks.
Tina wove a dress from the grasses.
She used leaves to make the frill at the bottom of the dress.
Back in the garden I have been busy with a new circle.
This next photo shows the previous new circle in full production, silver beet and rocket galore.

And now for the new one. I have continued with the doughnut experiment.
I have planted the centre with garlic.
I planted some of my best cloves in this circle so I am expecting
HUGE cloves from here in December.
Anyone would think it was warm
Stella is hard to capture on camera as she rarely sits still.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh, the very last photo = triple sweet!

Annie said...

"I gain a lot of inspiration from it's attitude and perseverance" this is what I gain from you my dear sister! Love your work!