Gabions

There’s something about gabions…

There’s something about gabions…!

Heavy stone and twisted metal, what’s not to love about them. These aren’t mine regretably, they’re at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

I include them here as reference and inspiration, both for my guardening aspirations and yours…

From MyBarnConversion Garden

Turn in the stair…

Oak staircase, white clay painted walls, oak beam and ‘bag rub pointed’ masonry wall…

From Barn Conversion 2012

It’s these places in the barn where differing materials and finishes meet and harmonise that work really well.

@Cornish_Lime a recent acquaintance via Twitter have a article on their website about the bag rub finish worth a read if you’re interested.

Love what you do…

This quotation, with its innocence and clarity really appeals to me…

I can’t claim to be very familiar with the work of Ray Bradbury (whose career for me boils down to Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes), who died recently and is eminently quotable. This quotation, with its innocence and clarity really appeals to me, the kind of words we should all strive to be able to live by…

Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.

Ray Bradbury from www.brainpickings.org