Publications and Sections
So I just launched a new publication. ALFEW.
This is to be a virtual art display publications and having different sections is important so that different types of art can be featured in different sections. Great idea, right?
So I launch into setting this publication up, just yesterday (March 2). I get all the sections set up the way I want them, then I notice that Medium is offering a beta trial (opt in) of new page design. They say that you will be able to opt out at any time. I opt in.
Immediately all my…
The Orienpet lilies are a cross between an Oriental and a Trumpet lily. They have been hybridized to grow really tall and quite sturdy.
This particular one was about 7 feet tall and was the victim of high winds and bent over, so I cut it and put it in a vase.
Don’t get me wrong — we need the rain, but come on, two-three days in a row???
I used to go out and work in the garden in pretty much any weather, but these days, my arthritis makes that a bit of a non-starter.
Of course, in addition to helping along with the trees, the rain DOES provide me with plenty of rain-on-flowers photo ops.
This one came out two days ago. I took the photo thinking that my friend Dennett would really like it, then never got around to publishing.
It is really nice to see this Lily returning this year with no damage from the annoying Lily beetle, which destroys anything in the Lillium family. This year I mounded up coffee grounds around the bases of all the Lillium which is supposed to deter this pest, and so far, so good.
So far my gardening year has been super busy and I have barely had time to work on our own garden. I am still working by myself — cannot have anyone in the car with me. Obviously working alone takes more time and I get less done.
So here finally are a few garden and plant shots to share with you. A lot of plants seem late this year.
A new ALFEW member, Bert Erdag, suggested a different art form, and I thought that a great idea.
A few years ago, I began to experiment with Smear animation. This was thanks to a suggestion from a brilliantly talented animator friend of mine, Aaron Long ( Tuca & Bertie )
I never got far, but I thought this was fun. I was messing about with short videos, and I used this silly truck video as part of the credits in videos that I created.
I heard a noisy chirping and noticed the cats leaning toward the window. When I got up to see what was happening, there was this annoyed looking baby Sparrow perched in the tree, peering around, with ruffled feathers. It stayed there for ages, clearly looking for Mom. Eventually she must have come to the rescue, because it left.
Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.