The Gardens - In the Beginning

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scraps and Blossoms

Never let it rest,
until your good is better
and your better is b

 This has been known to be the incessant chant of those defective mortals slowly sinking into scrapbooking perfectionado purgatory.  Personally, I prefer to let imperfections fuzz a bit in my noggin when it comes to mistakes in my older age, but I'm having an extraordinarily difficult time trying to forget tacky gluing a decorative strip of paper embellishment onto the backside (instead of the front side) of a miniature brown bag type of holder for a scrapbook tag, then carefully tearing it off while removing part of the paper bag with it, then gluing a new decorative strip back onto the backside again.
I contemplated venturing outdoors and nestling my vacant head face down into the overflowing concrete bird bath, but was more than a wee bit late and I was bare on both feet, so I live yet another day to chalk up a few more errors to reluctantly add to my growing list.  I feel blessed.

Blooms come and go.
If you don't see what you like at the moment
just give it a week or two
nature begins another new painting.

Wild Bergamot


  1. It sure doesn't sound like you are enjoying your scrapbooking. At the same time, it sure looks awesome! I would love to know the name of some of these beautiful flowers you grow too.

    1. I enjoy it, but mistakes throw me for a loop, and I'm working against a short time frame if I want it completed in time for a birthday present. Sometimes I give myself almost impossible tasks to complete and it is a little stressful. Of course the finished product always makes me feel like it was worth it. I ran out of time to label the photos because yard work is on the plate for the rest of the week and I wanted to post before next week. I'll label later, I guess.

  2. I think your journal looks pretty awesome! I wish I had started one when my son was growing up. You have a nice selection of flowers, too.

  3. I love the little cat, and though I don't know much about journaling, it looks awfully creative to me. Mistakes, to me, are what make my work unique and lead me to unexpected paths. So I try to be grateful for mistakes (doesn't always work, though - lol). Beautiful photos. I especially like the closeup of the frog.


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