Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 2009

Now I'm caught up, having finished May before the end of the month. There is a little strip of ground on the north side of our garage where we have planted ferns and trilliums. Every year they multiply, but slowly. Every year I vow to remember to water them but usually forget. I guess they don't mind a little benign neglect. I have a friend who only puts up with very hardy plants in her garden. If they take too much fussing, she doesn't want them. Of course her definition of not fussing is way more attentive than mine, so I'm glad these early spring wonders just grow all by themselves. I hope everyone is enjoying May, the best month of the year, in my opinion!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


April is wonderful.. Everyday you look for what is newly in bloom, forsythia and daffodils, and of course dandelions. This piece was rather intentionally done in a child-like primitive style. The sun in the corner, the generic flower. But the forsythia is pretty real as are the rain drops. At the end of the month we are really into spring, waiting for each new bloom and weeding those pesky dandelions. I finished this piece in May, but my mood is still pure April...fresh, excited and forward looking. Enjoy!