April 28, 2011

Things we find

We planted a dwarf peach tree right in front of our house a few years ago. It was supposed to stop growing at 5 feet. Last summer I trimmed it at 8 feet. Probably not so good to have a tree settling it's roots right under the foundation of the house? It's given us some peaches that never really ripened. These are the blooms. I always get so excited about them. These tiny little heads that finally wake after a long winter!

I'm really into yellow and grey these days. I think we all are.
 And some evidence of the passage of time

April 24, 2011


I guess that's what spring is meant for. Today is Easter. I'm not religious but I like the idea of celebrating new growth. Little J found a branch that had fallen off our lilac bush. He stuck it in the ground, propped it up with rocks and showed us his work proudly. We had to explain that it probably wouldn't grow. Maybe?, he said. Maybe. And today, we were out in the garden doing some much needed weeding and we discovered that the branch had sprouted! It's not such a big deal except that our  family has recently been a little knocked about and the idea that new growth can come whenever and where ever has reinvigorated me. So has the strength and courage of someone I adore. And these little ducks!
Happy day to you all!
I hope you're able to find new potential and opportunity in every situation.
Even a broken branch.

April 14, 2011

springtime city/country

 new foundation

 I'm excited about all the new growth! Can you tell?

April 2, 2011

Some info that might be helpful

From Austin Kleon, how to steal like an artist. Please check this out it's pretty inspiring.