We had some very stormy weather here in Manchester.. resulting in quite a few trees falling and damage across the region… A big branch broke off the big tree fronting the house and partially landed on mums car.. thankfully no damage was done… Anyway.. I was looking out the kitchen window the next morning, it was raining heavily.. windy and looked very bleak.. the branch filled the pathway on Kingsway and then it twigged.. ( hehehe couldn’t resist that one… ) I could use that branch and a few others that needed pruning off my other tree fronting the garden and also the bigger trees in the back garden…
That was me.. I was up dressed and out there… 😀 I now have the start of my materials to incorporate into my sculpture/workshop drying out in the house and I now have firewood too… 😀 ( I also remembered that I have a load of thick insulating felt.. I saved it when I took my living room floor up.. knew I’d find a use for it… ) I’ll be wombling again for more materials too.. I have a fair idea of how I’m going to build it now after doing a bit of research… 😀
My neighbour gave me a big bow saw to do the pruning.. well think it’s called that.. I am a woman after all… 😉 I felt if nature was naturally pruning.. then I would flow with that.. as it’s been a mild winter and I’m already seeing signs of spring…
My mates son called around later that day and he took out a few of the bigger branches higher up in the trees.. my gardens were covered in branches and the biggest branch was stuck in the top of apple tree.. but teetering in the wind… It needed ropes to pull it down and I didn’t have any.. so it had to be left that evening… It was right over my spirit dragon sculpture.. so it needed to be pulled out sharpish and with care.. so it wouldn’t damage it or anything else when falling…
I was up early yesterday morning and back out there.. mind ticking.. how could I improvise rope wise and swing the branch around the top of the tree.. so that it would fall away from the sculptures etc… I had to reach the thing too.. it was so high up…
A challenge..! I like a challenge… 😉
To cut a long story short.. I made a ” rope ” of sorts out of old speaker wire and an old towelling belt off a dressing gown.. I managed to swing it around and drag it around to where I wanted it to fall… I had to then tie that to the tree trunk and borrow another rope from my next door neighbour… My lad then helped to secure it to a bigger part of the branch.. we yanked at it and after a good few yanks.. down it came.. landing exatly where I wanted it to… 😀 It took me the rest of the day to saw and cut up all the branches.. but I loved it being out there doing stuff again… 😀
Once I got stuck in.. I didn’t even notice the weather… My mind flashed back to looking out of the window seeing bleakness.. that was not how my mind now perceived it… I felt refreshed invigorated and alive… The beauty is always there.. you just have to “look and see ” 😀
Right I’m off to get ready to go out there again.. I still have some branches in the front garden to cut up and then it’s on to the back garden to do a bit of digging etc in preparation for my workshop…
Have a magical day/eve… 😀
PS: The above pics were taken last year.. I’ve not taken any yet due to the weather so far…
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Spirit is always at home.
Wherever I find myself,
I know that I rest in the arms of Spirit, protected and comforted.
I look around my life and realize that the home in which I live
is also the dwelling place of Spirit, both in form and formless.
I let order and the wholesome nature of Spirit become manifest
in my home, tending to its needs consciously and joyfully,
seeing it as a selfless service to the One Power.
I keep my home clean and inviting, creating a space in
which to celebrate my life and the lives of all I love.
I give thanks for the beautiful place in which I live, and
I continually move through my life in a state of gratitude
for all that Spirit gives to me all creation in its lavish opulent way.
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Skills and experience include: Painting and drawing in a variety of media. Artistic metalwork. Ceramics. Landscaping artistic ornamental gardens. Laying artistic floors/mosiacing. Ornamental plasterwork/sculpture. Doing and reading scale drawings. Singing/songwriting. Playing guitar ( mediocerly albeit :-D ). Undertaking art projects with children and youths.
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