Monday, April 29, 2013

More signs of Spring


Jon digging (yet) another hole...


My new anukshuk that Shane built for me (since he ran down my old one)...


Green fields of growing wheat....


Momma duck has picked her man....


A new nest in the barn...


It's still a little wet in some spots in the yard....


A shy wee visitor...


The willow buds are forming...


Beautifully....


And good old Sam has a few new sprouts...


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My Newest Floorcloth


When I was doing my Studio Overhaul in the middle of March I came across a floorcloth that I had started and forgotten about under the mess.

Since it's trying hard to be spring around here I decided on a bright fun daisy design.

Here's the finished floorcloth at home in my kitchen where it will live until I get bored/make another one/move it.

The quote is by Annie Dillard, and it reads "How we spend our days is, of course how we spend our lives."




Doesn't it look bright and cheery? It makes me feel like spring is here!



Signs of Spring


Here are 10 signs that tell me spring has actually arrived in my little slice of heaven.

1.  I'm wearing my wellies when I'm out in the yard.


 2.  This is why I'm wearing my wellies in the yard.




3.  Vast bodies of water.



 4.  Astro enjoying our 'ponds'.



5.  Astro checking out every single new smell.


 6.  New buds on the apple trees.


7.  New buds on the maple trees.


8.  The protective teepees have come off the trees.


9.  A messy/dirty kitchen floor no matter how much we wipe the girls down.


10. And finally - the very best sign of all.....flowers are starting to grow!!




                           
P.S. I haven't been around much lately because my computer died and with it went all my files, photos and software. I'm currently sharing Jon's while I figure out what to do with/about mine so please bear with me.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Beautiful


You never know where you're going to come across beauty.

Bradley and I were at Algonquin College for an open house today looking into one of the programs he's interested in and while we were wandering around the college we came upon a living wall.

I've been fascinated by them for years and I've never seen one in person. The one at Algonquin is huge and stunning.

Check it out....







I WANT ONE!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Quotes



“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” 
~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” 
~ Neltje Blanchan


"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer."
~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."
~Ruth Stout

"Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom."
~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

"Spring is when life’s alive in everything."
~ Christina Rossetti

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn."
~ Hal Borland