Despite the gray and rainy weather this week, I made myself a salad. Generally when the weather is like this, I like soups and foods that warm the cockles of my soul. Between Soup and Soul…hmmmm…there’s only a single letter difference. Maybe it’s not so ridiculous that soup is generally soul-warming. This week, though, I’ve… Continue reading Spring Green
Winter has it’s own beauty for sure, but my soul craves flowers and vivid colors during this season of white and gray to keep me balanced. All white doesn’t work for this girl. The artist and color-craver in me starts to twitch. To satisfy and keep me thriving until Spring, fresh flowers are on deck… Continue reading I’ll take Color for $500, Alex
“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” -Aldo Leopold I love the idea of flowers’ arrivals being anniversaries. Year after year…you would think that ONE year something would happen and nothing would… Continue reading Thar She Blooms!
I am in the throes of blogger’s block right now. I just haven’t been feeling the inspiration lately. Is it the weather? Winter sure-as-heck doesn’t want to seem to clear the way for Spring and I’m simply tired of being cold (realizing fully that I will regret that last statement come July). Those proud, swooping… Continue reading Stalled
Sometimes, a walk in the woods is just what you need to clear the winter’s cobwebs… “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”-John Lubbock I half expected the Lorax to pop out… Continue reading I Went to the Woods
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”-Margaret Atwood And that’s how it was this past weekend. My husband and I worked out in the yard both days, all day. The kids helped too, in the way that kids do. They start off enthused, with the gloves on and… Continue reading A new fragrance: Dirt
Happy Wednesday and Happy Spring!…it’s here, holy cow, snow-and-all, but it’s here. Sigh. Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. Doug Larson Thank you, Mr. Larson. You hit the nail on the head today. Doing something different today….here are some observances from this week… -Your hair always looks its… Continue reading Winter is Muerto
And here it is…. Yesterday, as I walked in the 51 degree afternoon weather (yay!!), I had the distinct joy of seeing bud after bud after bud. Little chartreuse tips of foliage pushing up from the earth. Are those teeny buds on the lilac bushes? Maybe! The beginnings of fiery orange tulips, deep amethyst hyacinths… Continue reading This Bud’s for You
Yesterday it hit me….tomorrow (or today) is March! And yes, by golly, golly Miss Molly, it’s here! March, a month that starts to give us glimpses and hopes of Spring…with it’s thoughts of St. Pat’s green and daylight savings (why-oh-why are we still as a nation partaking in this archaic seasonal ritual?) and warmer days… Continue reading Happy Hlyd monath!
“I am on alert for the first signs of spring.”-Henry David Thoreau I stumbled on that quote recently. Yesterday, I could swear I heard a bird chirping in that particular way that gives you hope that spring is not all that far off, despite the fact that you are freezing and standing in snow as… Continue reading What you talkin’ about, Punxatawney?