I love this time of year, capricious as she can be, and welcome her with open arms. That being said, I will also add that it is a chaotic time as well. I have a huge yard and garden, and I have no control over my own impulses when it comes to planting. It seems every time I turn around, someone (me) has added yet another flower bed, constructed another fairy garden, or started a new variety of vegetable I cannot resist. I am surrounded by beauty and green and growing things, but it all takes maintenance. That would be me...
I am no longer in my twenties, and I feel this most strongly at the end of a hard day weeding, seeding and crawling around on my hands and knees. A soak in a hot bath just makes me fall asleep faster, so my indoor chores are neglected, or outright ignored. But the thing I have found, the complete irony to this, is that the harder I work physically, the more inspired I become to create my art! My mind is full to the brim with ideas, schemes and plans, and I am a wrung out rag by the end of the day. This seems unfair to me, but apparently that is just how my brain works.
I am painting many things nature related, what with all the visual stimulus, and I am driven to capture the amazing color that surrounds me. I am dreaming of a time when all the flowers are planted, the irrigation is running smoothly, and the veggis are growing, but not quite ripe. When I can take my paper and paints out to the garden and sit amongst Spring's bounty and breath again. Until next time...enjoy!
A labyrinth has only one path, follow it where ever it twists and turns, but you cannot get lost, the path will lead you to the middle...
"A labyrinth is a single path or unicursal tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity."
A maze, however, is designed with a challenge in mind, with many twists, turns, deadends and exits.
"A maze is a tour puzzle and can be designed with various levels of difficulty and complexity."
As I read more about them, I discovered that the tradition of building a garden labyrinth is over 4000 years old, and plans and societies currently abound on the internet.
You know, I have an entire extra acre that is just in field, plenty of room for a garden labyrinth! Planting one really doesn't look that hard...