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Single. I had one daffodil pop up in my yard this year. I don’t have any planted, it must have been transplanted by an animal or moved here by mother nature. I was enjoying it’s little visit until I noticed it had been plucked and left to wilt in the hot sun on the concrete in front of my house.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009



Student greenware in the kiln and ready for the first firing. Some pieces created on the wheel, some by hand.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Drop Collar

drop collar

Better to give. I spent a good portion of the winter knitting this sweater, my first big project. It was a birthday gift for my friend Jen who taught me the joy of knitting. When I saw her excitement when she opened it, I knew every stitch had been worth it.

Monday, April 13, 2009



Out on one of the first bike rides of the year, Anna brought back this pine cone for me from her adventure. Because we don’t have a pine tree in our yard she finds these to be quite exotic.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Bunny

Candy dish

Easter birthday. Hard to comprehend for a 5 year old who has never had to share her day with this day. Hard to comprehend for mom and dad, Easter basket AND birthday gifts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sugar & Spice

everything nice

And everything nice. Though I’m sure she would be just fine with snails and puppy dog tails. Today was the celebration of our girl’s 5th birthday. She enjoyed the decorating as much as the cake and presents, especially the streamers.

Friday, April 10, 2009



The Crocus. The first little flowers of the season have popped up all over the yard. I always find this a positive sign

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sole Sister


Today is my sister in-law’s birthday. I admire her ability to always look for the positive and see the good in others.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remains of the Season


Last fall the leaves fell after the first snowfall, it was a challenge to rake them and ultimately left the majority to be raked in the spring. While fall is my favorite season, it and all of it’s activities need to happen then. Spring is the season for planting and encouraging new life

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

gone bloom

New blooms in behind the old. I always feel bad about plucking away the blooms of last season

Monday, April 6, 2009

Gently Weeps

gently weeps

Removing the dust will often reveal a worn but well loved piece beneath. It can be difficult to recognize that suface wear is representational of a full life, be it good or bad, it defines who we are and where we have been

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Reader


Feeling a little burnt around the edges. I have to keep reminding myself that there is always new growth attached to those edges, sometimes it’s just a little more out of focus.

Saturday, April 4, 2009



The lightness of water, and weightlessness it creates with hair is quite beautiful. The days of being mesmerized by my girls hair swirling in the water are over for the time being, as spring gives way to a new shorter do.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Til Eternity Passes Away


What’s on the inside? Odds and ends. This small vase is usually reserved for the small blooms of spring. No attention had been paid to the items it collected during the non-flowering season, until they were illuminated by the sun and water. The distorted magnification of the items caught my eye and as I passed by it I noticed that what was on the inside was truly more interesting than what was on the outside.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Within Reach

For You

Camera shy? not usually. In this particular case, I suppose she just wanted to give me a flower. Does every precious moment have to be captured? My answer came the instant she hid her head upon seeing the camera come up. While this turned out to be a lovely shot, it makes me a bit sad when I see it. Lesson learned: stop and smell the flowers.