Although, not all of my thoughts are actually applied in real life. If they were, we’d be re-designing our home every year, different scheme, different layout, construction would be taking place all the time, I’d have a 60 acre garden separate from my immaculate yards and flower beds. I re-design our landscaping every summer – in my mind – and want to try something new every year, but don’t worry, I don’t actually do it. It’s just stays in the “idea vault” for “some other time” that may or may not come.
There’s this thing I do. I get an idea in my mind, and I struggle to let it go. I obsess over it and I think about every. single. detail. Then I obsess over it all over again thinking about every single detail again, in a different scenario, just in case the first idea wasn’t good enough. Sometimes I dream about it (that’s when I know the idea is really good). I personally think it’s the curse that comes with a creative brain. Or it could be a side effect from being an only child; I had a lot of time to think. But, it’s also fun to plan, design, and construct in my head then apply it in real life.
Lately my mind has been on a garden (imagine that!) that I could “install” in my back yard or side of the house. I don’t want something permanent because I may not always want it in that location. Also, I don’t want to truly dig out a garden in the back yard. We have hard red clay that is a nightmare.
These are some of my favorite inspiration images. I REALLY like the raised garden made with troughs. I could see inserting individual pots inside the troughs for spreading herbs or veggies. It would be easy to move since it’s just a trough and nothing built or settled into the ground. Perfect. I just need a good trough and a few pots, and some seeds, and a good sunny spot in the yard. Which I do have…
On another note, there have been some pretty severe storms pass through the country these past few days. I truly hope that everyone is safe and that no one had major damage, but if you did, you’re in my prayers.