Wordless Wednesday

Lilac finally 4.16.16Wild berries 4.16.16Bud 4.16.16




Wordless Wednesday

Soon to be wild cherry 4.3.16 More wild cherry 4.3.16 Wild cherry blossoms 4.3.16



Magnolias upMagnolia dropsMagnolia drops tooMagnolia heartMagnolia flame




Spring is in the air

Spring is almost a month away but the trees and daffodils and helebore are blooming, the robins are calling each morning, and blue skies are a welcome sight.  It’s my very most favoritest month:

Spring blossoms branch 2.25.16 Spring blossoms III 2.25.16 Spring blossoms II 2.25.16 Plum blossoms 2.25.16 Spring blossoms 2.25.16

Happy Friday!

My Mandala Monday

Mandala 27 crop

I’m making an effort to enter my studio every day – part of living up to this year’s word Move and my continuing goal to Create Daily – even if all I do is clear out some clutter and stare at pretty paper.  I’m there.  And every once in a while I get the urge to do something completely different than what I intended and that’s completely okay.  I have several “Christmas” packages I meant to get out before now – hah! – but instead I found myself on Friday evening grabbing a compass, protractor, straight edge, pencil, pen and eraser, and drawing a mandala instead.

And I left my studio a while later feeling uplifted and accomplished, useful, and creative.  Can’t pass that up for anything.

Happy Mandala Monday!




Sunrise 1.6.16 - C

(no filters, no adjustments.  Taken with my new Canon Rebel T5.  Makes my heart pound)



Snow and Ice


Can i break them

Well golly 2016, that was unexpected.  Saturday was sunny (but not warm), then you gave us snow on Sunday.  And ice on Monday.  What a way to start the year.

Snowy thyme trees Icy thyme trees Spores Ice chandalier Captured Fir Snow caterpillar Grass