Spring Felting

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I haven't made an Easter basket in many a year. But there is a wee one in our family now, so the wheat berries have been soaked and planted in a little basket. These sweet ones are waiting for the grass to grow, so they can hop in and surprise the cutest little girl in the world.

Who knew...

Friday, March 26, 2010

I saw this at Dottie Angel. Who knew a funky, plastic, gold candelabra from 1971 would have this kind of potential. When I saw her Thrifty Tuesday post, I remembered all of those gold plastic numbers I have passed over, even mocked, on my thrifting adventures! Well, now I was on a quest. This set of candelabras was the first set I saw since my epiphany. They were listed at $2.95 for the pair. However, all GREEN tags were half off. Yippee. With a can of paint I already had on hand, I saved them from my mocking, because now, I LOVE them. A lot.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How does your garden grow?
With Snapdragons, Freesias and Mint.
There is plenty more. Lettuces of many colors.
Sweet Peas are climbing.
Raspberry leaves are popping.
Lavender and Pineapple Sage,
There is Jasmine blooming near the window.
I love Lady Spring.
With all of
My heart.

Enjoying Spring Update

Friday, March 12, 2010

It is 72 degrees and sunny here in Southern California. The breeze is sweet, gentle, but heavy with scent. The bulbs are bursting forth. The lettuce is fat and juicy. Yum.

I was too lazy to upload the actual photos of our garden's bounty. We enjoyed the salad a few days ago, but there is plenty more growing in the garden...Xo.

Elemental Beings

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I know this isn't what gnomes really look like. But I know I believe in their existence. I see their work in the garden everyday. Just yesterday I was digging a new patch for the blueberries, as I reached below the surface, the soil was rich and dark and filled with worms. I immediately gave the gnomes their do! Thanks for tending the earth regal gnomes! I keep these silly renderings of gnomes in the garden to help me remember the work that is happening below the topsoil. It is a partnership, me and the gnomes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Days Of Spring

THE days of Spring are here! the eglantine,
The rose, the tulip from the dust have risen--
And thou, why liest thou beneath the dust?
Like the full clouds of Spring, these eyes of mine
Shall scatter tears upon the grave thy prison,
Till thou too from the earth thine head shalt thrust.

- Hafiz

- Trans: G. Bell (1897)

And The Rain Comes Down

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ode To The Rain

I can hear it.
I can smell it.
I can feel it.

It is a deep, heavy rain, large drops, filled with crystal clear water.

The fertile spring soil is opening it's arms and heart,

welcoming, greeting, embracing this water
from on high.

Lady Spring

Thursday, March 4, 2010

She is bursting forth in our garden. I peek out the window while doing inside chores, just to see the yellows and purples and reds and whites. It is perfect. All abloom and I have done very little, save for blessing the rain and welcoming it with open arms. Even Lady Spring has welcomed the rain, her mossy hairpiece amid the camellias.

I can be seen daily, squinting at the small leaves busting out of bare branches, coaxing life from the dormant fig fingers. Grow, everyone, grow.

The Best Time To Pray

I am feeling a little on my knees. At least when one is on their knees, one can pray.