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23 May 2008 @ 08:22 am
transplanted Marsh Marigolds to the tipi pole ends  
Friday, May 23, 2008
4:30 am

I wore that hot neck brace all night and woke up with that darned searing pain in my left arm from shoulder to elbow, AGAIN!

So I lay there for awhile then around 5:30 gave up sleeping, got up, took my pills, said my prayers and headed out to enjoy the bug-free early morning and perhaps move some more flowers to the tipi in Sedge Meadow marsh.

I drove 10 minutes up the road to the wet ditch where the marsh marigolds grow, one of the very few places where I’ve ever seen those beautiful flowers. Cowslip, I just learned, is their name. I tried to find some near the road so I wouldn't have to be climbing down into the ditch and lugging heavy stuff around.

The water flowed into my holey shoes, the crocs, or something.

I dug around and lifted five large flowering plants into pails and plastic bags until I was too tired. I still need six more plants, but you can only do so much with a body in a compromised state of health.

I drove them to the tipi along the highway which I named Sedge Meadow Nature Observatory since it has woven walls that you can watch the pileated woodpeckers, minks, otters, beavers and squirrels through.

While I was down there, and there were no bugs (YIPPEE) I took the time to dig them into the wet ground, putting one at the base of each pole along the front of the tipi.

I have them along one side already, so they are now ring about 3/4 of the tipi.

I didn’t like the red flowers I had stuck into the ground down there. They were just a bit too bold for the marsh! So those artificial flowers are now inside the tipi, stuck in the wall to give me some colour near my hammock.

This tipi of mine is made of cedar trees which I cut down last fall. It's walls are now woven with alder branches. Two hammocks hang in the tipi. It's located in a marsh quite close to a trout stream. It's on my property at the far end of our 11 acres. It's my favorite place to go, except when the black flies are awake!

Here's what it looks like: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=372Xek7rtb8

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(Anonymous) on May 26th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
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