Coming up for fresh air. It has been a self-imposed busy year prepping for guild workshops and programs.....the one on half-rectangle triangles just completed/presented yesterday to my local quilt guild group. Don't let the boring tag - half-rectangle triangle - fool you....not boring at all. As a matter of fact, once I got into making them, the more design alternatives I discovered. Who would have thought that a program on HRT's would be so fun for me.
Okay, so coming up for more fresh air and a bit of catch-up. The HUman and I took a mini vacation the other week to Hot Springs - staying at a wonderful bed and breakfast - The Hilltop Manor. We landed for a couple of days in The Spruce Suite and it was divine. I took afternoon naps - a real luxury for me. We had wine with dinner at a couple of fantastic restaurants. And we visited the Garvan Woodland Gardens. Acres and more acres of water and stone, flora and fauna. Even the common was beautifully displayed.
We were officially greeted at the front gate by the official greeter.....
and enjoyed that even the most common of common flora was beautiful
Enjoying people watching in the gardens -
and delighting over the whimsy of the crickety wooden fence
and the deadwood swan neck sticking out of the rock
Watching - ever so slowly the beauty of natural decay
and enjoying the orderly way of coming down, going up
But what a treat when we rounded the corner and first glimpsed Brushwood Dance.....an art installation approximately 450 feet long and 6 feet diameter in a serpentine shape made by bundling natural material gathered from the Garden.
Don't let the brushwood dance get you.