Thursday, May 21, 2009

Out and About Challenge Photo

Here's my May Out and About Challenge photo. I dragged an antique mirror of mine from out of a bedroom into the side garden. I call it my Mexican garden because a goat was buried there by the previous owners, and there is a rustic wooden cross that I just planted flowers around. And I like to throw all of my broken pottery shards out into this garden. It is also called Angelina's garden because my white cat loves to linger out there. My studio and office windows look out onto this area. I have beautiful hot pink, gorgeous smelling roses planted here, lots of salvias, an animal shrine that has disintegrated, and lovely big butterfly bushes in yellow and purple. I like the smallness of this garden and the pink of the roses and the fuchsia salvia that blooms so profusely.

The ornate mirror I purchased long ago in Washington DC. It was one of several leaning against a wall in an antique store, taken from a defunct hair salon. I love the gilded scroll work in it. It cracked in one of our moves, which just adds character, not bad luck. So as I stand in front of it I see the beauty and color of the salvia and the roses, the ornateness of the edge of the frame, and the lines in my face. I think, hmmm, maybe these add character. It's going to take a lot more than this pretty photo, however, to convince me of that!

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