Thursday, April 18, 2013


Sometimes I think I should probably look for a book of beading techniques. I tend to spend a great deal of time reinventing the wheel, figuring out how to do things that I'm sure have been solved by someone else somewhere in the long history of making stuff.
Then again reinventing the wheel is sort of what we all do all the time, so no rush, I can forge my own path.
I really like this one, very simple it seems dignified and the buttons are laying down just as I wanted them to.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pops of Color

Species Tulip
 The spring flowers are popping up all over the place now. Today the first Tulips opened, I had planted a bunch of them last fall and have been eagerly awaiting them, which makes it extra exciting.
 This group of crocus is putting on a bit of a show too, they have remained undisturbed long enough to multiply and have formed a nice colorful clump.
 The first dandelion, I just think they are too pretty to be called a weed.
Daffs have sprung up all over the beds, I am making notes for areas to put in a few more this fall, they are so cheerful even when its a bit brisk out.
Our spring has been windy and unsettled, I feel that way too.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Tribe

Coming back to the tribe again,
It is a knowing.
Thats how it is with some tribes,
they look into each others eyes and find themselves looking back.

Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Sprung!

The past 2 weeks  have brought a new season, I've seen robins, and herons; the sounds of peewees and blackbirds establishing their territories are filling the days and peepers are calling at night; and plants are emerging and blooming. It has been sweeping me out the door for a garden spruce up. I've cleaned the beds out, done a hard prune on many of the transplants and rearranged the "decor", editing/adding some elements in the bird garden.
I have two new projects for the yard and a few others to get to leftover from last year.
Here is the start of one of the new ones:

new project
This bird bath has never provided much for the bird population but it has done plenty to aid the mosquitoes so I'm turning it into a succulent fountain
I just got the plants today from Succulents Galore on Etsy (very exciting to open the package)
I will probably supplement these with a few of the sedums I have growing in the garden as well
Hot Pink
cute baby green
Other big projects, like mulching the back beds, clearing the woodsy edge of deadfall, creating a branch barrier, staining the concrete foundation and making a house number are still to come...
This is going to be a fun season!