Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Christmas 2020 is approaching. Many of us have a Christmas tree (or buy it) and love to decorate it. I have an artificial tree and old ornaments - from my childhood - and some new ones. These are globs, figurines of animals and children and, of course, figurines of Father Frost (Santa Claus), Snow Girl and Snowman.
Here are New Year decorations with a new design. I think there is always something old about any new design. Houses, snow-covered Christmas trees, Santa Claus, birches, balalaika, children ...
Perhaps 100 years ago, no one could have imagined a figurine of a cow (or calf ?) or something remotely resembling a Christmas tree with lights as ornament :-) Maybe you have new ornaments like these dancers, mittens, nutcracker, hare made of wool, glass, wood, multi-colored fabric.
The last ornament is a sad Santa Claus in a mask, only his sad eyes and raised in surprise eyebrows are visible.
He seems to say:
I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year without "corona", but take care of yourself and your beloved ones.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Winter is the best time to plan a garden landscape. This year gardening was over, the crop was harvested, the lawn was mowed before winter coming.
There are several aspects to consider when planning: the place where the main house is located;
where will the greenhouse be;
where will the flower beds be;
what paths will lead to the main house, to the greenhouse, to the vegetable beds, to the summer kitchen, and where there will be a special path so that I can walk and enjoy the flowers :-)
I'm making a list of works so I know for sure what I have to buy to create a landscape. I also need a large composter, as there is a lot of grass, weeds, tops and so on on the new plot.
And, of course, the main decision I have to make is which part of the garden will be a lawn and which part will be covered with paving slabs and/or gravel.
Considering that it is not so easy to mow large areas and it takes a lot of time, I will probably focus on the decision to make the lawn no more than half of the garden area.
I have enough time for plans and changes, so I will read and look for interesting ones that require low-maintenance. I want to do landscape project myself, but any of your ideas are welcome. Thanks!