Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My garden, muffins

Only having so much energy in a day, I decide what activity I will do as my day unfolds. I'm limited in my physical pursuits right now while I wait to see the specialist for my hip and knee. I'm told I should hear in a few weeks. I miss taking my camera along on my trail walks. As compensation, I decided to do a little work outside today.
I chose a corner of my humble little garden border that I can see from my deck and kitchen window. Using a great ergonomic weeding tool,  (it's just there on the left)I cleaned it up a bit, pulling a few weeds. I'll add some mulch later with a little help from hubby.
The crooked pole is a clothesline pole.
There is a beautiful birch tree on the neighbor's property behind the border garden and hedge that houses birds, and sways and rustles in the wind. I never tire of observing it through all the seasons. I suppose some day we shall have to worry about it falling.
We also have an apple tree in the middle of the yard that is another bird haven.
It is also my view form my kitchen window and it allows us more privacy on the deck. No the rails are not quite finished yet but it's all useable so, I'm not complaining.
When one has limited mobility, one compensates by looking more carefully at the textures and colors in one's own space. I've re-discovered this little hidden patch of lichen against the fence behind the hedge Perhaps it will be inspiration for a fiber art piece.
I believe they're called British soldiers.
And I love this lichen growing on the apple tree.

After the gardening, I skipped  the sewing room and made muffins instead. Banana. date, walnut, yum! Perfect with a cup of chai spice tea.
Well, that's my day. i must go get dinner started. I hope your having a great Tuesday!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Doing just a little weed control at a time is much more fun than hours at it anyway. It looks like the leaves are turning color on the birch. Our trees are just starting to turn and it seems early for that.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great pics Holly...the muffins look so tasty

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

I can totally imagine the lichen inspiring you todo an art piece.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a post to gladden the heart and the tummy!
I love birch trees, silver birch are my favourites and they are a lovely haven for the birds. Good to read that you like lichen, I am fascinated by their colour and shape. Have to say your muffins look mouthwateringly good!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Great inspiration in your photos and words, Holly! Love your mug! Is that one of Suzanne's from Village Pottery on the island?