A little twist…..

Since I returned from Ireland last May, I have wanted to find a way to not so much duplicate, but create something similar to the picture I took at Blarney Castle.  The gardens are spectacular! I could have roamed for quite a few more hours even though it was pouring buckets!  Here take a look at the photo…..



This tunnel was super long with a small break in the middle for the footpath.  It was so appealing, it drew me in, well it didn’t hurt to get a break from the downpour.  Obviously, I don’t have the acreage to create this magnitude of a tunnel.  I imagine I could have achieved this look with willows, but the spot I was looking to enhance just couldn’t handle it.

We have 3 stumps from eucalyptus trees we removed 30+ years ago.  Amazingly, the stumps are still hard as nails.  We were able to plant a butterfly bush in one of them this past year, it had finally softened enough.  While changing the layout of the side yard, we moved the walking path to go between the final two stumps.  That is where I was hoping to create a tunnel.

Recently, Steven and I took a morning drive and nursery hopped our way around.  While out and about, we saw some plain metal arches.  Similar to these ones I found later on the internet.


I think we both had the same epiphany at the same time.  We turned to look at each other simultaneously, laughed, and went home to see if it would work.

It’s gonna take some work, but I am game!  Gonna get started while there is a break in the rain and the ground is soft enough to work in……. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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One Response to A little twist…..

  1. Colli says:

    A tunnel will look amazing in the yard!! I can’t wait to see pictures as you bring this to life!

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