Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where Have You Been?


Well, I've been playing with the flowers...


Some real...


Some not so real, but very, very cute...


And then there is the drying of herbs...


The garden is going to be getting into full-swing this weekend and there is plenty of other activity happening in the needle-felting realm. I'm sure I'll have more to share soon!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Color in the Morning

A beautiful sunrise...


Color in my art journal, which has been neglected for far too long...



Some beautiful color to start the day off in the right direction. I have been indulging a bit too much in a pity party of which I am the only guest. Giving in to self-doubt and self-pity is easy – resisting and rising above is far more challenging and interesting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All the green things

This is an exciting spring as aforementioned in regards to gardening.

The primroses are settling in quite well...


The tarragon is off the hook, yo...


The sage is replenishing and I've discovered a new use for the dried variety from last season...


And of course the tulips are an adorable group...


Tonight the tiller will get an overhaul so the yummy things can be planted.

In the meanwhile, meet Horatio...

Monday, April 05, 2010

Croissants and Weed Trees


What a great weekend! The weather was amazing and treats were everywhere, starting with some freshly baked croissants by the Baklava Queen. They were every bit as amazing as the croissants I experienced in France. MMMMMMM!


This lovely breakfast was followed by conversation regarding the Great Garden Project of 2010. I have no experience in the world of vegetable gardens, so with the help of my in-laws, my hubby and the aforementioned Baklava Queen, (aka the Grain Maker and my planting guru) I am taking the first steps of an adventure in growing my own food.


First step, prepare the ground! Thankfully we are starting with great soil that has been utilized in the past, but it has been overgrown with weeds for years. After much raking and removal of brush, the task of yanking these beasts from the ground commenced with the aid of a tractor. Yes, I think I landed on my bum at least twice.

Grrrrr!

Of course, I'm poking away at the Woolykins at the same time, since Oddmall is only 5 weeks away (eek!). They are starting to resemble a small army...