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16 March 2011

:( it's raining, it's pouring...

The past few days have been rainy and uggy. So I have not been able to work on my garden... time is running out... :( I want it to be done before I leave, because right now... idk when i'll be back.

11 March 2011

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so f--kin' heroic.” - George Carlin

So today I got to really get down and dirty.  With a pair of yellow gloves and some warm and fuzzy sweats I started the daunting task of tearing up long dried grass.... now after looking at the pictures it seems like not much needs to be done... or that in the end not much was done. My only form of proof is the stack of almost hay like grass that I piled up in a corner.  About half way through my work today I was given some useful tools by the friendly neighbors who probably believe that I am nuts. . Anyway I will leave you today with some picture. :)
I took this yesterday.  In the picture it doesn't seem too bad, but there is actually a loooot of tall grass that is pretty much just flattened down and random piles of trash here and there. Sprucing is all it takes. :)
This is at the end of today. It doesn't look like much has changed but a close up will show the pile I've created.

One of the 2 fun tools my neighbor let me borrow to aid in my work efforts. (the other was a pitchfork hehehe)

This gives a little bit of perspective of what I accomplished today. If there is one thing I learned in theatre school is the usefullness of scale... that is a regular sized vollyball next to my pile - to offer a bit of scale. (plus the bag is stuffed)

10 March 2011

"The Earth Laughs In Flowers.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I love flowers.  A bouquet of fresh flowers never fails to bring a smile to my face.  Although the thought for this project occured to me a few times before I think it was the gift of flowers - a beautiful hand picked gathering, received for Festa della Donna (Women's Day), was really what reinvigorated my idea to take the tiny piece of land that is available to me and turn it into a little garden, perhaps a rose garden if I can.  I am no green thumb and efforts attempted at my childhood home have failed before, but I think this time around the small plot will give me a more concentrated area.  Now keep in mind it is not in a horrible state.  I just needs a good amout of sprucing up, clearing out the weeds and tall grass that has died over the cold winter and clearing out some of the junk that has found its way into some of the corners of the yard.  All in all I am excited to being this project. A little bit of sunlight and some love is all this little patch of earth needs to be a wonderful little piece of happiness and laughter of the nature and human kind. :)