I love to create and tend a garden.
Although our dry and dusty climate here in eastern Colorado can be a challenge I feel a huge sense of accomplishment in watching my vegetable garden come to life. Eating foods you have sown, tended, and picked feels real. It feels right to me and it is a hobby that keeps me active, intrigued, and engaged. But I plant flowers to see the pallet and texture of a composition come to life. I thrill when the first buds start to appear in the spring and I feel like the perennials who come back to visit me each year, thriving a bit more with time and care, become my friends. I speak to them – in my mind anyway as I walk past, “Hello Ms. Butterfly Bush, your purple is looking especially vibrant today!” And,”Ooh Hollyhock, I’m sorry to hear you are having such a bad case of the grasshoppers.” Flowers are joy and love and laughter.
Pick a posy; laugh with the earth!
Day 313 was created in pen & ink and watercolor.
In The Studio
1. Countdown – 52 days to The Big Apple Paint-A-Thon to raise money for AS Education!
2. Apple Recipe of the Day – Fresh Apple Juice with Lemon
3. AS’er Spotlight – My friend Stephanie was the inspiration for today’s post. She has a Garden Center in northern California and also has AS – Merced Gardens!
4. Interesting Project – Peace Love Studios