It's this time of year, when my mind switches from real world, to fairy tale world...
I truly think it's the magic of spring...
Of blossoms and petals unfurling, that make you believe anything is possible.
It's garden magic, of the realest variety.
I do my work, paint, sit at my desk -
But often escape into the garden.
There are two places to go for flowers.
In the front garden, or here, in the courtyard garden outside the office and gallery.
Where climbing roses have done me the hugest favor ever!
They climbed over ugly electrical wire holding pipes, and turned them into an arbor.
I mean, really, could they be any kinder?
I am giddy with joy over it.
Like, jumping out of my heart, obnoxiously overjoyed at that pseudo arbor.
You can't even see the unsightly parts anymore.
More blossoms open everyday.
I'll take a couple more photographs later, when they are all open.
I want to live in this window scene.
I want a little old fairy tale lady to appear.
Offering me muffins, or some magnificent elixir.
Only not poison ones.
My childlike self curls in the loft and reads Grimm's fairy tales in the evening.
Getting so sleepy, that coming down the ladder isn't an option.
The first big roses start to open up...
We had a windy horrible scary front that tore our beautiful willow tree in half.
Hopefully the half that did not break off will thrive.
I think it will.
And, cool air came for a short visit.
I was jogging merrily down my garden path, and looked up to see it laying there.
Right through the path.
The wind was scary, the cool air was nice.
I picked my first flower bouquet of the season.
Roses, ranunculus, verbena...
I don't know how on earth I am supposed to get anything done.
Working from home is harder than I ever thought it would be.
I am bewitched by the climbing white roses.
What ever shall I do?
And then that afternoon light comes in, and it's all iridescent filtered goodness.
And, it sings and hums, and and and...
There I am, in the grass, sitting under the pseudo arbor.
Thinking, can't I just stay here all day?
Book in hand?
Sun on shoulders?
I spot the little pink roses opening up in the real arbor in the other garden.
So tiny, it's ridiculous.
Almost as tiny as my teeny tiny pinky.
Then I realize, that comparison means nothing to you, as you don't know how teeny my pinky is.
It's soooo teeny, Lovee calls it the dinkiest little pinky ever.
Maybe it's not that tiny though?
Besides garden love, I did things like, paint, and work on deadlines...
And I made a homemade pizza.
(when the house is empty and I don't feel like going to the store, pizza is in order)
Asparagus, mushroom, 4 cheeses, sauce, sweet onions.
And another homemade Twix batch (housewarming) for some friends too.
They freaked out, the homemade twix are outrageous beyond words.
I walked barefoot in the dichondra.
Paths of this wonderful stuff.
Matty stands watching the bees, more like eyes squinting listening to the bees, in the giant pittosporum blossoms.
Quite often in fact.
(he is doing sooo much better, just a few weird moments where he jumps and falls on his chest, or his legs cave in, but that is not often, and he is worlds better it seems, yay yay yay! My nerves!!)
I LOOOOVED your fur tales in the post before last.
I found Matty and Miles sitting in front of the stump I was moving, as if waiting for a tea party...
SO you see.
The garden has made us a little wild in the brain these days.
Scheduled only to get worse.
Do you find garden posts terribly boring?
Oh and, bangle winner announced at the bottom of the bangle post.
ps: Being a massive fan of the sister group CocoRosie, I pre-ordered their new album...
Tales of a Grass Widow, on Itunes.
It's out May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America.
Their music continues to be hauntingly beautiful album after album, year after year.
Perfect music for these garden fairy tale moments.
I want to mention that, I think the person that uploaded the song below (Gravediggress,love this song) onto YouTube, may have mixed it with this video, because the video is actually...
A movie (short film).
35th Student Academy Award Short Film Winner -
VIOLA: The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant.
Directed by Shih-Ting Hung