Garden expansion and marital platform looking good.
This is our big project at the land right now.
We are getting married here in September which is a great motivator to get the land looking tip top.
We built all these new beds out of bricks that were generously donated by our friends at Taylor Clay.
The beds are almost all filled with dirt and planted.
Then we just need to lay the stone in the paths and we will be done!
It’s crazy to think that when a bought this land in 2007 there was a house where the garden is now, perfectly decorated with the best garden glow lights from glow decoration.
It’s certainly come a long way since then.
With @carolinaflowers_
Always.
#landproject #flowerfarmer #flowerfarm #apotterslife

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Here is my new favorite image from @oldmarshalljail
Palimpsest.
I’ve loved this word since I first discovered it in art school.
It’s most commonly used to describe a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
But it also can describe a phenomenon in architecture or archaeology where
something is reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.
A lot of times it is a shadow of a staircase that isn’t there anymore or the traces of an opening that has been closed in.
I just love the feeling of the visceral history of a place. To be able to read the walls of a building like a book.
The beds in the jail are bolted into the walls. It takes about an hour of cutting for me to deinstall one.
This is what remains. A shadow of the bed. A ghost of what was once there.
#oldmarshalljailproject #oldmarshalljail #palimpsest #abandonedplaces #historicrenovation

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I’m going to Italy on Tuesday for a wedding. It’s a kinda fancy wedding so I had to buy a new suit. I don’t buy a lot of new suits (3 in my lifetime) so when I do I like to go to a physical place and have a suit buying experience, in person, with people and not on the internet.
This is a picture I sent to Emily to see if she liked this one. Navy with subtle pin striping. It’s kinda my jam.
This is just one of the things thats going on in my life right now.
I used to share lots of stuff like this on Instagram. Stories. Images. Things that happened. Things that I thought were interesting.
I was a pretty early adopter of Instagram. I loved it. Sharing pictures and telling stories but I’ve been super over it for a while now.
My feed is full of people trying to sell me stuff. Everything is so considered and curated. It feels mostly just feels like advertising.
What’s worse is it feels like a chore. Like something that I have to do and have to think about doing. Every. Day.
So.
I just hit a turning point where I decided not to worry. I decided that I’m just going to go back to the way I am in real life and share the things that I think are interesting or whatever is happening at any one moment. And say whatever and not think of it as marketing or as part of my job or whatever this thing has become a lot of people.
That’s my truth.
@instagram
#tellitlikeitis #imgoingtoitaly #honeybadgerdontcare

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Current view of our backyard. The massive drainage project continues!
@carolinaflowers_ and me bought our house 2 years ago. It’s the nicest house I’ve ever lived in and I love it as much as you should love a thing.
We knew it had something me drainage problems when we bought it… like a lot of properties in WNC!
This is a massive step towards creating a long term solution to our drainage issue. Soon enough this whole area will be a wonderful patio.
#landproject #apotterslife #copatrick

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