Tag Archives: flowers

Spam and grasshopper friends

It was a scorching day on Saturday, but light breezes and the occasional cloud blocking the sun made the day lovely for an art fair. It was early when I set out to bring my wares to Bloomingdale. As always, Platt Hill Nursery has a plethora of fun and quirky garden accessories to peruse. The […]

Summer Daze

I have a few blog posts in my head, but sitting down to write them is a challenge these days. I am drawn outside on the warmer days and thrilled to spot the butterflies fluttering about. I’ve explored a variety of events and enjoyed taking in all the inspiration and creativity. Business projects keep me […]

Could it be Spring?

Could it be? Did Winter finally get the memo to make way for Spring? I saw buds pop up last week only to be covered by snow. But now the majority of ice blobs have melted, and these sprouts just might have a chance! There are still remnants of ice. This was February 22. And […]

March flowers

We keep getting more snow but it is springtime in the studio. I received a gift in this vibrant floral tissue paper and couldn’t resist making some cheerful pendants with them. A simple oval was the obvious choice, but then it was fun playing with petal shapes too. I pulled out Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s […]

Other people’s gardens

Normally this time of the year I have plenty of butterfly snapshots, but they’ve been scarce thus far. I am pleased to see monarchs fluttering about, the cabbage whites are becoming more visible, and I’ve spotted a few admirals, but not as plentiful as seasons past. Those I do see are either too fast or […]

Summertime Reading

Summer weather is finally here, and I’ve been basking in the sunlight the past few days. With the mighty success of NEW’s birthday party and fundraiser I declared Thursday a holiday. Friday afternoon became another one as my family goaded me into watching the amazing World Cup opening game of team orange. It was a […]

Life is Blossoming

So yeah, I’m the eccentric woman crouching in front of other people’s gardens these days. Only my photo time stamp tells me I do this for 40 minutes or so. Ooops. To me it feels like I only spend ten minutes snapping pretty petals. Oh well, call me crazy, but seeing these blooms fills my […]

Frozen Custard Day

Yesterday was Frozen Custard Day. The weather was magnificent, giving a holiday feel. I meant to have a quick breakfast at Brothers K and then run errands but my across-the-hall neighbor spotted me and we ended up catching up for an hour after months of not seeing each other. ‘Cause good neighbors meet at the […]