Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weather or not.

Please tell me I'm not working this week....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tea bag curtain hung!

I finally hung my tea bag curtain posted about awhile ago here and here. I was originally going to cover two windows in the mudroom, but decided one looked better in the kitchen, where the window was wider so I had to add a few rows. Views from inside and out...

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Mother Nature at her best!
Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Curly Girl Designs.

I know you've all seen these great cards from Curly Girl Design...they're everywhere! And they should be, they are so fun. I had to share a few here...

...with my all time favorite being this one below.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


From the Seattle Times....
...and a couple of favorites from Scott Adams. (Click on comic to make it bigger.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another soaking.

Just when you thought it was safe to put the polarfleece away. Oh, it
really poured the last two days and last night was chilly!
Well, no need to water the garden, it's soaked...

...and it did make for another beautiful sunset.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Monday would have been my parents' 52nd wedding anniversary. They were married in Boston in 1957 when she was 20 and he was 26. I know it was sad day for my dad, but he was in Texas with my sister so that was a good distraction....dogs and kids and he loves puttering around her house. Staying busy is a good thing. I think it'll be hard for him to go back to an empty house tomorrow.
May 18, 1957

The 1970's for sure!

A card I made for their 50th.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Low Tide.

Ahh, the ebb and flow of would be so boring without it.
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pets in the garden.

Chai Chai the cat....

... and Taggerung the dog.

Keep calm.

Another magazine clipping...this one of an old poster from the U.K., rediscovered recently. I mounted it on some black cardstock and it sits on my desk reminding me to, well yes, keep calm. I just discovered that Dani over at Rubber Soul in Poulsbo sells a rubber stamp of it...check out her blog post with all the history!

Friday, May 15, 2009

More garden views...


Just a few buds ready to bloom any minute, probably tomorrow in the 70+ weather. Yeah!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

School's out!

Then and now...
My son is home from his first year in college. He's happy, I'm happy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Out the front door.

It's still a little too cool to leave the front door open for very long, but I'm tempted to tell everyone to put a sweater on indoors just so I can. It's gorgeous!!! Oh and the dog too...Taggerung, our lab/chow mix.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Yes, the garden is about planting and growing, but it's also about art and structure and beauty.....and what the garden looks like in the dead of winter when not much is growing. Here are a few of the many clippings I cut from magazines as I dream and plan my garden.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

"The most important thing she'd
learned over the years was that there
was no way to be a perfect mother and
a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill, Grime and Punishment

Friday, May 8, 2009


What a difference a couple of days makes. Sun, sun and more sun today! I did some tedious things in the garden today, but it was so nice to be out there.

This is a beautiful peony that my friend Sally brought me from her father's garden.

And tonight's sunset. Good night. :-)