Artists, by nature, are creative people. But if their works are displayed outdoors, some practical thinking is required to make sure they stand up to the elements.
Everyday life in Bali is dedicated to beauty, thankfulness, and loving attention to detail. Commonplace objects like a birdbath are transformed into works of art.
It was 5:30 am and already I heard the sound. The whoosh-whoosh of the gardener’s broom told me he was nearby, capturing errant leaves that dared to fall overnight.
“Her blue eyes sparkle when bathed in afternoon sunlight. Her full lips bear an enigmatic Mona Lisa smile. And she grips a bouquet of flowers that will never die. Meet Mother Meres — the mural.” –Terri Bryce Reves, Tarpon Springs Times
Terri has always been an avid gardener, from potted flowers and herbs in our early apartments, to carefully designed landscapes around our many houses. Generally, my contribution has been as hole-digger, mulch toter, plant waterer, and cocktail wrangler when the job is finished.
Spanish moss dangles from ancient live oaks and sways in the breeze. Elegant urns overflow with ivy; azaleas in every shade of pink compete for attention. And the sweet scent of pralines permeates the air. It’s springtime in Savannah.
Our plane touched down in Charleston at midnight. The sleepy guy at the car rental desk looked up with bleary eyes.