So...after writing this morning about the expected greeting I anticipated from a lovely cluster of crocus...I was met instead by a dozen little stumps protruding headless in the garden. I suspect that we have a yard guest we'll be dancing with all summer! Here's a clue...
This rascal looks way too serene...I suspect Albrecht Durer slaughtered and stuffed him before doing this drawing! And here's another of my dance partners:
Did you say cute?!
I did get to my studio and put the finishing touches on my new painting...a couple more herbivores...making a hasty retreat from somewhere no doubt! Actually, it's a self-portrait of Jim and I on the Harley he's thinking about.
A while back, we had a plaque with what I assumed was an Irish blessing:
" May you always know three welcomes:
At a fireside in winter
In a garden in summer
And no matter the season -
In the kind eyes of a friend"
I have been blessed to know all three...and would like to add a few more:
In the solitude of a summer woods
In the sparkle of sunlit diamonds - dancing on water
In a warm home - with the smell and promise of dinner in the air
Under the covers - with a steady rain on the roof
Just such a rain is beating with purpose on the window as I launch this blog. If you are reading it, I thank you for the courtesy. I look forward to comitting thought to paper...that is...screen!
Like many, I spent some hours in the garden this past weekend. Last year's death magically became this year's life. Lifting the matted blanket of dead leaves uncovered a variety of small sprouts already pushing through the ground. The strength they have to pierce obstacles is always a marvel. Opening a garden for the season is an opportunity to experience past, present, and future simultaneously. I always find my garden moments my most therapeutic remedy for all troubles.
And so I welcome you to my blog with a wave from the crocuses...
(crocus, croci, and crocuses...all acceptable I just learned!)
that will greet me in a moment as I leave this coziness and start the day.... May your day be special.
My new blog is coming soon! Stay tuned!!!