Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In practice, not theory

Sheds are supposed to be all about practical matters.  Things lined up, just so.  My neighbor up the street has a meticulously, shoot, I'd say a beautifully organized shed.  It is joy to see the order.  She says it helps her feel more centered.  I can understand that.  I could wish to achieve that.  I know that I will never reach that goal.

In my most honest moments, I have to admit that I'd also like to have a shed that was boldly expressive.  Being expressive means one need not be neat.  I love neat, but seem to be missing the neat gene.

  This was a shed I saw when visiting some friends.

 Now this...this, can serve as a model of what I might accomplish without going mad.  


  1. I might have seen that shed up the street from you. Every time I turn onto your block I think that's where I saw it, on one of those Theodore Payne garden tours a couple of years ago. If it's the one I'm thinking of, yes, it is beautifully organized and enviable.

    I like this one, too.

    I don't have a shed, but I have a potting table in the garage, overloaded with junk. Maybe a project for the weekend.

    1. That's the one. I love the organic feel to this one. You look at the shed and you know this has had a cumulative approach to its development.

  2. I would be more then happy to take this shed to my home. I love the (assuming) weathered teak

    1. I know. It would be great to see this in time lapse. It was funny because most of the rest of the garden is very planned.