Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blooms & Mud and Suds

I haven't meant to be away so long, friends.  My plate seems to be very full these days.

green & gold
Many things have begun blooming this past week.  Lilacs, dogwood, lily of the valley, and our little wild irises.  I hope to have time to take some photos to share here, and make a bouquet.  The wild wisteria along the highways has begun blooming.  Our little wisteria is not blooming, but it made it through the winter, which is saying something, after the cold we had.  I'm still not sure about our large eucalyptus tree.

My Mom has a collection of orchids in front of a large picture window.  Isn't this one lovely?  This Saturday, I'll be taking part in Mud & Suds at Whynot Pottery.  There will be pottery, soaps, vintage glass garden flowers... and cookies!  Come out and see us if you're in this neck of the woods!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Scent of Basil

A few weeks ago, my Mom got a basil plant.  Every time I was at her house, I'd have to pass my hand over it and inhale.  It smells like summer to me.  I'm happy I now have one too.  Joseph had a birthday this week, and some of that basil made it into a pasta birthday meal.

Our little furniture business is doing well.  I've even opened an account with a local trucking company, as most of the pieces are big enough to require shipping by freight.  This kitchen table shipped today, headed for California.  The days are turning warm and sunny.  I hope the days are warmer wherever you are, friends!