I have been really busy these past days again but not with anything creative really but hard work instead. Today I am so happy that the time has come to say 'good bye to my trusted helpers ...
... my working gloves.
This then means that my outdoor project, our river bed that I started in 2013 is finally finished!
(she dances the gig happily to herself)
And this is what it looked like when I started at the beginning of last summer ...
... many, many weeds, twigs, branches and dirt that needed all getting rid of.
Our river bed is a decorative one which hides a drainage system underneath it.
Some of you were saying they would love to see it filled with water and a few week ago that happened when it had rained very intensely ...
... but this flood wasn't too bad.
In 2011 our backyard was flooded the worst ever. Over half of it was under water and I stood almost up to my waist in it trying to find and clear the opening to the storm drain which had been covered by the previous owners so the water could slowly drain away.
I actually think it looks amazing!
And here it is ...
... our river bed today ...
... absolutely beautiful!
It has taken me two summers, many, many hours, several bruises and cuts and sore bones to move every single rock and I promise you there are thousands, I have also pulled every single weed out, removed unneeded soil and save thousands of worms and all that hard work was so worth it. Now my project is finally completed and I love the way it looks.
Now all I wondering is, what I am going to get up to next summer?! ... Who knows?
But what ever it might be, I will be sure to share.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.