I do not like following the crowd. It makes me feel like a copycat and I much prefer being unique and the first one to do something.
One day Mr. Menace and I went on a drive and ended up at his grandparents old home site. I immediately noticed daffodils blooming where the circle drive used to be. It was overgrown and even had mature trees growing, but the shape that the daffs were in definitely pointed to a circular drive. I wanted to explore more.
As we wandered into the woods, through the briers, we located some of the foundation of the house, just a few blocks.
We also saw an old heater.
Almost hidden, and definitely camouflaged, by the huge vines, I found an old bedframe.
A lot of people were re-purposing old bed frames into flower beds, and I knew I didn’t want to follow that trend.
That is, until I found Grandmother Gwin’s bed frame.
It was going to take some saws, and pruners and a lot of work to get that bedframe, but I was certainly coming back to get it. In the mean time, we went exploring a little more.
I would love to live on a piece of land that had a creek behind it. It was so peaceful. We sat there on the rocks, listening to the water falling, Mr. Menace with his memories.
We came back with shovels, pruners, and saws. The headboard was rusted in two and to protect my car from this sharp jagged edge that didn’t fit into the car, I rigged up this friendly waving protectant. Hopefully, it gave a few people behind me a laugh as it bounced and waved all the way home.
A few of Grandmother Gwin’s daffodils now live at my house.
This enamel pitcher also came from the old homesite. I can’t be sure that it belonged to Grandmother but I sure like to think that it did.
I said I wasn’t going to do it.
Because EVERYONE was doing it.
And I don’t like following the crowd.
But I couldn’t help myself.
I love my new herb bed.
I think next spring, I might plant my herbs to resemble a quilt.
Do you follow the trends?
Do you grow herbs?