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April 26th, 2015


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04:08 pm - on the inspiration trail
In the midst of the middle-late-end, I take a moment to breathe. (And sneeze, having done an hour of maintenance work in my backyard, resulting in four piles of leaves-branches-and-thorny-vines to be picked up, two scratched arms, and an allergic reaction that continues hours later.) Hullo!

Master Danger, who is blowing coat (ie. losing chunks of his undercoat), is currently hogging the fan, because it is also extremely sticky-hot at the moment. I mean, it feels like August 'round here.

While I breathe, I think about a few things:

*Discovered via Pinterest, although the link doesn't go there: this cool 2013 installation in London, the Dalston House, in which artist Leandro Erlich uses mirrors and facades to play with space and bodies. Recommended if you want to feel upside-down whilst standing on the ground.

*Read recently, because I'd read a fashion-daily article on how this book has meant a bonanza in thrift and consignment shops in NYC: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I do not necessarily recommend the book, but it was interesting to read a different cultural perspective on owning and discarding.

*The Street Style Aesthetic photographer Wayne Tippett has been shooting some London street photos in black and white. I loved this whimsical-practical picture taken in Shoreditch.

*It's summertime here in the subtropics (and will be until late October), so it's time for Vinho Verde. I will shop after payday.

*And I have decided to start a four-year project (or possibly five years, depending on the budget) of adding native plants to my front yard, with the ultimate goal being 75% native plants and no lawn. The local landscape designer is coming at the end of the week to opine and possibly crush my hopes. ;)

*I write, I drink iced tea, I carry on.

How are you all? What's inspiring you? May you have inspiration in abundance.

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From:paratti
Date:April 26th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Good luck with the native plants.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:April 27th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
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The only downside to adding native plants is that there might be more cover for snakes. But ah well. Sacrifices for the planet. :)

Hugs and a good Monday!
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 26th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
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It's summer already where you are? We had a nice cold front here, but it's supposed to be summer starting tomorrow, for a bit.

I am currently inspired by my rewatch of Deathdream last night! :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 27th, 2015 10:56 am (UTC)
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We went straight from winter to summer three weeks ago -- it's been ten degrees above normal that long. But we might have a respite soon!

And I'm glad your war zombie movie has inspired you. [beams]

Hugs!
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:April 27th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
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Those pics are trippy!

My hat's off to you for landscaping with native plants. I'll bet the result is lovely, and will save you money.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 27th, 2015 10:57 am (UTC)
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The photos are nicely odd indeed. :)

Thanks for good thoughts with native plants -- I'm hoping to encourage birds, bees, and butterflies.

Hugs and a good Monday to you.
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From:janus_74
Date:April 27th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
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I hope the landscape designer doesn't crush your hopes, it sounds like it will be lovely.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 27th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
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I am v.v. hopeful! This particular landscape designer has done a complete re-design for a neighbor down the street, so I am crossing my fingers he'll be up for a longer-term project.

Cheers and a great start to your week!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:May 1st, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I have been framing old family photos (mostly of people who died long before I was born). I'll see if I can post pictures of my progress (and the progress on the house) tomorrow.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
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That sounds just awesome.

Cheers for your Sunday and for you!

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