Monday, April 28, 2008



Hi: 59 Lo: 36

AM rain; Some afternoon sun; Turning colder tonight (maybe a snow flurry late); Wind NW 5-15 mph becoming 15-25 mph after midnight with gusts to 40 mph


Hi: 48 Lo: 33

Partly cloudy; Noticeably colder; Frost possible at night; NW wind 10-20 mph becoming light at night


Hi: 59 Lo: 41

Lots of sun; Not as cold; West wind 5-10 mph


Hi: 69 Lo: 49

Mostly sunny; Warmer


Hi: 72 Lo: 52

Partly cloudy day; Increasing clouds at night; Seasonably warm

you will find me singing april showers brings may flowers.... it helps me keep my sanity... hard to believe the other day i was planting seeds and taking photos...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

today i will....

today i will -

plant my seeds in my garden

plant my bushes in the front

go to baseball game

cut molding for boards

call woodworkers

sit in the sun for 30 minutes

read book

cook out on grill

call sister

watch a good movie

clean house

when did it happen? when did the above list get accomplished and i still had time left to decorate, walk in the woods, bake cookies...
something happened after 40. i remember when i was 35 my printer, kevin, had turned 40. he said, he was tired, lost his energy, couldn't do what he could at 35.

i understand.... when did i slow down to a snails pace? it was gradual, i do remember that. i stopped writing my list, depressed that one or two items were crossed off by the next morning. i decided to slow down (trying to trick myself into believing it was by choice), breath in life and not only move slower but sit and think (or was that doze).

what i once achieved in one day, i now can achieve in a couple of weeks. i've passed the torch on to the 30 somethings... the ones that are now smart enough, full of energy and endless possibilities. they still have their looks that come natural, are not fighting with the weight gains, do not have the lines on their face that make them look mean (between the eyes and downward lips).

so today, i think i'll go for the baseball game, nap and some hair color....

a month already?

i always seem to be saying....time sure does fly on by. i cannot believe it's been a month since i've been blogging... so much to say and good therapy too.

i'm going to have to do some catching up with you this week from studio to home... i guess the distraction of spring has caused all of this, i've been longing to see my garden erupt to greet the sun ...

planting day here is May 15th, and only 4 months for those plants to grow and flower and then once again, go dormant. i wonder if a law should be passed here, gardening for 4 months and then back to work. after all, isn't it france that takes a long vacation at the same time? i do believe.
the above pictures are from my garden yesterday....nature is an amazing anecdote to a creative dry spell, or as a color guide for the eye... take a walk yourself and notice the amazing number of colors and shades in a flower or a leaf....