Last month, while in Arizona, we had the pleasure of spending some time in the old mining town of Jerome.
It was full of charm and signs of a bygone era. While walking along the tiny streets Secret Agent Man pointed out a garden that I almost missed. Being just my kind of thing, I am glad it didn't pass me by.
With the town being built on a steep mountain side ~literally~ people used space with great diligence. This tiny space was made into a garden, of sorts, using mostly re-purposed materials. Not the shiny, store-bought things that look so neat and perfect. But, real objects that, when put together, make things that bring a smile.
I do think that might be St. Francis in the bathtub.
A metal stock tank bringing joy as a fountain.
In the background sits an old hot water heater filled with glass balls.
A little metal work collection with the man-in-the-moon watching over things.
Quirky, most certainly, but most of all creative. People using what they have, or find, to make eye catching displays. I have to say that I think the mountain view helped just a tad.
"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."