Photo of the Day…

An image I captured last Autumn the morning of our first real frost…
Stay warm everyone!



It’s that time of year again when I start thinking of spring.

I’m entertaining the idea of heading off to Shelburne Falls to have lunch, wander around, look at the frozen glacier potholes and check out  Salmon Falls Artisan Gallery which exhibits Josh Simpson’s work, as well as other beautifulness.  I’m thinking it’s a pipe dream though… it’s cold out and the studio is calling. Better perhaps to adventure there when the Bridge Of Flowers is in bloom? I don’t know… call me and tell me that you’re antsy too and perhaps I’ll change my mind.

I’ve been getting my seed catalogs and emails, and they are teasing me with their beauty.

So I’m going down to the studio with a picture in my hand as inspiration to make some florals today.

These are helleborus. Arent they yummy? They’re on the list for this year. Here’s a link for them online in case you’re hankering for something delicious in your flower bed too.Apparently, they’re extremely hardy and deer resistant as well.

Helleborus at Wayside Gardens

And in case you haven’t seen it, I finished my Artifact Tutorial… Hooray!!!!  You can find it on my purchase page of my website HERE.

It looks like this:

Have a great day today!! I’m off to the deep glass dungeon of fun.

A Country Wedding….

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it… you and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.”      – George Moore

My sister Sally was married this weekend. A beautiful day in our beautiful town. Her groom was handsome, and the guests were smiling. It couldn’t have been any better.

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Planting the wedding tree…

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Gorgeous flowers…

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The whimsical cupcake tower………..

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Max and his grandfather….

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And of course, Good friends to celebrate new beginnings…

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It was a good day….. Many blessings to you Sally and Doug!

Can You Smell Them?

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Here…. Get closer… How about now?


I so don’t want the lilac season to end…… Breathing in every sweet minute…..

The rest of the garden’s not too shabby either!

My new apricot roses… a big fat pink daisy, and African daisies too!




I’m taking this month off from teaching, and it’s been so wonderful to dig my hands down into the earth. My gardens have been neglected for the last couple of years, and the poor things are strangling to death under leaves and grass.  My mom got me a gift certificate from Lowe’s for my birthday….a perfect gift for me… tools, hardware and flowers!! It doesn’t get any better than that! I spent every penny on plants to refurbish and renew my little corner of paradise! Go outside today and Breeeeaaathe!