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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Changes in the Landscape

It has been over a year since my last post. So much has changed in one turn around the sun.

One major change taking up all my time is that part-time, seasonal position has turned into a full-time career. Same company, different position, much responsibility, lots of driving around the area. One nice thing with the driving is I can see the seasons change beyond my previous workplace and my little garden.

And we just moved. Not to worry - I will still take care of the loft garden.  The new place is just a couple blocks away and this yard comes with a huge burr oak tree in back. Shade, finally!  Empty slate for a landscape as there was an elderly gentleman who lived there for many years. Who doesn't like a new landscape to fill?

So this is the "new" location. 
Photo courtesy of Google 
taken earlier last year.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bolting is Beautiful

This guy escaped my "bag bed" and grew in the rough ground below. I have been tending to the "summer" crops and left him to grow between the rows.

Working in the garden this morning I am greeted with a beautiful bloom. Who knew escarole was so pretty? Looks like I will have more blooms in the future.

Yes, he gets to stay.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


This public art project is more of a site for "Ten on Tuesday" (pick up 10 pieces of trash) than art. 

So the installation on the brown wall in the background is good.  But mardi gras beads in one of the few trees we have in the neighborhood? 


 Items to entangle and harm birds. 

 Plastic drink bottles installed in the tree. Nice.

 Wonder how long this temporary art project will last.

 Wonder who will pick up all this "art" after the winds blow it to bits?

"Gobsmacked: A Near Southside Public Art Initiative" happened at our corner yesterday.

Poor use of leadership, no thought to environmental impact, poor use of the little public art funding FW has. Yeah, I am Gobsmacked... (meet here next Tuesday)