Aquilegia canadensis in the rain
I was reading the latest issue of AARP magazine...an especially good interview with Jamie Lee Curtis. If you are a member of AARP it is in the mail or in the stack of magazines on your kitchen counter...Quite frankly I have never dreamed of friendships with famous people...* I could imagine having coffee and conversation with her. She would be a fun blogger.
Jamie Lee seems real, a likable person, who isn't afraid to let others know she has flaws. One of the many things she said was that she feared calcifying as she aged. She said as a creature of habit, she wears the same clothes, eats the same food, is very regular in her activities and can be lulled into complacency. She sees decalcification as a process of shedding skins and ideas....a constant evolution.
Now, maybe this is a leap, and I can make these leaps, but garden blogging for me is an attempt to decalcify myself....shed the old safe behaviors and go out on that proverbial limb. Develop skills I have let lay fallow for way too many seasons.
And, to be perfectly honest my garden needs de-calcifying, too. You know what I mean...it has been too dull; same old same old! It's time to jazz it up, maybe get that stock tank I have been thinking about for years!
and bring in more color like this....Loropetalum (Plum Delight)
and here--don't you love the sulphur yellow on Epimedium.
and this Heuchera (Midnight Rose)is a new one I bought for more color
Just some thoughts that are not fully formed and that I want to mull over and post about again, later. In the mean time I have set a goal to make some bold changes to my front yard....
*well, there was that odd dream I had about Brad Pitt, Friday night of Spring Fling, but I was just interviewing him about what it really felt like to be famous when the alarm went off and I never got his answer.