Monday, February 28, 2011
It is the end of February and spring is on the way. Our fruit trees are about to come into full bloom. They liked the cold weather that we had at the beginning of the month. If we can get some good rain this spring, we will have lots of fruit to give away in the summer. The very first blossom is from our plum tree.
Monday, February 21, 2011
After finally moving to the country, I now have a huge canvas to pursue my creative passions by gardening and making beautiful objects. With my husband's help, we have created a large vegetable garden around the existing pear trees. We began an orchard of peach, plums, apples and olives. Each year I come up with another plan to add to the garden. The house that we chose also has a room that has become my dedicated studio. At the time it seemed huge compared to my little spot on an outside patio. However, in three short years I have outgrown the space and have encroached on the garage. Our family has also increased to include the many rescues that have found their way to our home and decide to stay a while.
With the new year, I have decided to make a concerted effort to increase the amount of time that I spend on the creative side of my life with the hopes of someday leaving the "day job" for good. This blog will serve as a reason to connect to that side on a regular basis as well as to chronicle my trials and successes along the way.