Sunday, December 30, 2007

December Rambles On

I continue to putter through these last and final days of 2007. I'm feeling a bit without direction, unsure of next steps. I keep telling myself I'm just waiting for the calendar to change and then I will move forward with new energy and purpose, we'll see. I created a holiday centerpiece for the dining table with woodland greenery, beads and various other objects and lots of candles. I put a pot of sand on the table with small candles to light for wishes towards the new year. One wish includes both of us having good creative energy and being able to produce work that we might actually be able to sell in 2008!

Scenes from our centerpiece
We worked together yesterday and finally finished planting what amounted to 1,100 bulbs by my final calculations. I really did lose my mind, but if even half of them come up and bloom next year it will have been worthwhile. We planted multi-colored tulips, daffodils, crocus, frittilaries, anemones, tiny hyacinths, iris dutch and dwarf, blue and bronze, and more. The squirrels have been digging some up already but hopefully they will not find them all.

Its raining which is supercalafragilisticexpealidocious! On Christmas day we walked and found one lone place on the creek where there was a tiny flow from one pool into another, by the 28th after another rain, I found several places with water running and I hope that after the rain today, which is promised to be at least an inch, that things will really start to move down there.

The whole area is still far behind on water and the lakes are all low and people are rationing water and trying to conserve. We take a bath and leave the water in the tub to flush the toilet for a few days, the only way I can justify using that much water, but there is nothing better than that long hot bath after a day of gardening. I've stopped catching water in the kitchen dishpan because with the rains there is no where to put it outside, everything is now very wet and all our rain barrels are brimming over. I wonder if we should construct a cistern? Think how much water we could capture off of our giant roof, but then we would have to pump it where we needed it.

We all have to hope that the rain will keep coming and the creeks and lakes will fill back up, and until then, I will continue to try and be as frugal as possible with my water usage. Hopefully this rain will also fill us back up emotionally and creatively for the new year.

Morgan Creek with water flowing in it!!!
Finally. 12/28/07


babbo said...

Yippee, a new article. I've been waiting for days. may your creative juices flow like Morgan creek.

Jenny said...

I love it when you write, M. I just blogged my response to my recent garden happenings what with this fabtabulous rain and all!