Monday, November 29, 2010

Joy 63/82: Amarantine Garden

I was born with a brown thumb but I just planted a flower that I don't have to worry about freezing, dying or fading away. 

Enya has a song titled "Amarantine" and it started haunting me a few weeks ago so I looked up the word and found out that it refers to a flower that is eternal.  Enya uses the term in the context of love but I've decided to plant an "amarantine garden."  When I started laying the pavers in my backyard, I discovered that six of the little ones could be put together to form a flower shape that would be fun to mosaic.

I got a little carried away and there are now 21 of those flowers waiting to be planted.  The image is flower number 1.  It took a week and a half to finish ... this could take awhile.


  1. How fun!

    (I know that song well.)

  2. This is sooooo cool!

    Love the flower. Love the idea. Love that you ahve the patience, vision, ambition, desire to plant such a lasting garden.

    And that is a beautiful song.