This morning I had a wonderful time imagining and experimenting while soaking in autumnal sun bubbles.
My intention was to make wreaths out of apple branches I pruned last week, but I couldn't find the green wire that I set aside for the wind chimes the Husband and I will make out of keys. I lost track of the wire on Friday. Yes, I know I should've put it away where I could find it, but that was where it was, until it wasn't.
Just as well. The apple branches didn't look exciting, so I threw them in the compost bin. When I turned around, I saw a pot perfect for the pineapple sage plant (aka Pinya) we bought yesterday. Look at the photo above to see the painted result.
The Husband said the combination of the colors reminded him of the Southwest. My inspiration for the blue was the blue in Sitting Bull's war shirt as portrayed in the movie Woman Walks Ahead. Have you seen it? It's about Catherine Weldon, the woman who painted Sitting Bull's portrait, Sitting Bull, their relationship, and the ways of the world. The Husband and I liked the story. Essentially, humanity and inhumanity, side by side.
I did a several artsy-craftsy things this morning. My other completed project was a succulent arrangement housed in the old white metal basin that was under my work table. We bought the succulents two or three Saturdays ago, so they needed a new home pronto
Later today (or tomorrow) I'll plunk Pinya into her new home. Experts say Spring is the best time to plant her type of sage. She's mature, but sturdy-looking, and at half-off, I couldn't resist purchasing her. If I'm diligent with her winter care, Pinya may have butterflies kissing her next year. The same with the Black-eyed Susan that we also bought for half-off yesterday.
Ha! I can hear the Mama's spirit saying, "Try it. If it works, it works. You keep trying until you find what works." If that's not being a scientist, what is?
Sunday's link is All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh of The Jesh Studio. Click here to check out her blog. For this week's participants list, click here. Thanks, Jesh!