The more you want to. Right? Spring is right around the corner and I've been exercising and getting healthier over the past several months. So it really doesn't seem too far fetched when I state that I am anxious to be more active and am thinking of an outdoor hobby. I know, I know... "Susan, you're an artist, and artists stay in one place". Yeppers, that staying in one place may have contributed to an excess of 40 to 50 pounds being packed onto this 5'4" frame. So I'm thinking Rock Gardening.
I don't have the patience to grow flowers, and actually I'm not that good at it. Maybe some Cosmos or something that practically grows itself, but I was thinking rocks and cacti or succulents. In doing some quick web surfing I found these images...
Of course I'm not thinking anything this elaborate. Even though I have the room for it. I'm thinking something that I can do by myself and even change or add to each spring if I still have this unusual desire to be outside lifting heavy objects.
Something like this might be possible. I do have lots of paving stone/tiles and rocks left here by the previous owners. She loved rocks also and they are tucked away in several places. I would love to get to the place, strength-wise, that I could heft rocks up into a wheelbarrow and move them from place to place.
I know this is a bit ambitious. I just want it to be mine. Something that I have done. Not something my landscapers ( whom I adore, by the way) or my very strong and handsome husband has done for me.
But something I can putter around with and get some exercise while I doing it. Oh, I know I could get the clippers and trim the ivy from around the trees or pick up sticks and pull weeds, but what's the beauty in that?
So let's put on our thinking caps and come up with a fun rock garden for me to do. I have the space to do it. I can rake and hoe by hand. I don't really want anything that involves tillers or anything that will make me want to give up. You get the picture, don't you? Something doable that will show results.
Let me know what you think. This is going to be a good Spring, I can just tell.