A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shady Sunday, moss covered Saints, and waiting for Spring


Moss-covered Saint Francis

Cottage Life

Saint "Francis of Sissie" (daughter leslie bought him for me) and I have something in common. We have both been in the shade too long and have thus accumulated a green tinged coat of moss. We long for the sunshine and the smell of warming earth. I have noticed signs of spring around the cottage. The two clematis have fresh green sprouts as does the hydrangea off the patio. On the front steps the Hellebore is sporting some tight blooms... promising a profusion of blossoms to come. Hooray!

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I love this time of year. This is the planning part of the season. The look at all the garden books and dream of lush green vignettes to enjoy a cup of tea served up in an english china cup part. Having graph paper in hand, moving plants around, adding trellises, pavers, and garden art, all with a number 2 pencil with eraser. Beckoning the ever patient "bearded one" to see in his mind's eye the magic world that I've put onto paper in the form of squiggles, circles and rectangles with the aid of my exuberant hand gestures to help him to better understand the perfection of placement and design. This is the best part. The no limitations part. I can dream as big as I can imagine. In three month's time when summer is quickly marching upon us, the realities of finances and logistics will become more than obvious, but that is then and right now I choose to revel in the possibilities.

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Clematis bursting out...

A bit of Art


An old latch

Hmmm... Pause for Thought

Not really much thought needed here... just a cute animation about springtime on mars after earth's many failed probes... Ahhh spring is in the air.


Until next time...




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