Necessity is the mother of mending

My jeans, the ones I wear when working the land, were torn …

The result of moving the rusted bedsprings gifted by neighbors Connie and Karl Akers …

Fortunately, it was only the jeans that tore. In the future, I think I’ll leave it to Don to move rusty bits around as he does a much better job of it …

Nonetheless, I do like having a good excuse to mend …

And now that my itchy stitching fingers have been soothed, I’m off to do some (more) weeding!

Collaboration

Don has never been particularly interested in blogging, so I’ve been keeping track of his artful explorations for a while. And now I’m slowly pulling those images together into a gallery page, which you can find in the header menu. There will be more to come.

We’ve also been enjoying our joint membership in the Wimberley Valley Art League, the logo for which now appears in the sidebar (or the bottom of your screen if you’re on a mobile phone) …

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And now it’s time to get out in the garden … priorities!

It’s about time …

Here’s a long-overdue look at the assemblage Don made last summer for our friends in Colorado …

Entitled The Lewis Expedition, for Pam and Wade’s last name …

it depicts their journey from Williamsburg, Virginia …

to Glenwood Springs, Colorado …

with a major stop along the way for the Outer Banks of North Carolina …

There are details upon details that I simply love, but the coolest thing was finding out that this imagined mountain …

bore a resemblance to the double peak of Mount Sopris, which is visible from the Lewis’s home …

where The Lewis Expedition now resides.