The garden tending continues. Bit by bit I’m making headway through the tangled den of plants. The winter’s rain was very good to the purple crest aeonium. It’s hard to look away from that radiant center.
The pride of madeira is sending up its baby stalks. These will become foot-long spikes of blue. More evidence of drenching rain. Without the deep natural watering many things stay dormant and don’t bloom, or even grow much. Not this year. This year we were soaked.
A golden day, a pile of books, an old chaise, loud buzzing overhead of hummingbirds flitting through the air, dozing cats, drowsy humans.
Blissed out on spring.
Coming inside occasionally to work on a fresh batch of mailart.
Spent too much time playing around with the banner. Made two completely different ones, then decided the spontaneous photo of the art table was the better choice after all.
In between all the leisure activities I found time for a movie. Things We Lost In The Fire. Benicio Del Toro was riveting. I’m giving it 10 popcorn boxes. Last week Away From Her with Julie Christy had me under its spell. Both films will require kleenex. I do love a good heartbreaker.
yummy posting! I just love seeing the spring photos…our green bulb shoots of last week are covered in snow!
OH MY! I can’t wait until my garden blooms…it is so far away! Love your stencil work!
Diane Cook says
m.a…haven’t been by lately. But, girl, I LOVE the banner…and yes, the art table can be a beautiful thing~if you can sift your way thru it!
But gosh, it makes for a great PIC!!!!
I have been busy working on “stuff” for attending my VeRy FiRsT Art&Soul (hampton), and I am overwhelmed~and loving it! Any pointers????? =)
Your pictures are making me so happy this morning~come by and leave a comment?
The “…dark buds of dreams…” took me straight to “…the radiant center…”
LOVED the poem, DREAMS, with your photos. Thank you for that, and all the rest! Love,S.
Kathy McCreedy says
Howdy! Gorgeous photos, and stunning weather, too… boy, am I ever jealous! So glad I finally managed to get my butt over to see your “place”! Just beautiful… but I’m sort of confused… do you live in Tempe, AZ or do you live in LA? (Not that it really matters, just curious, I guess! Perhaps you have a home in both locations!) 😀
Enjoy that sunshine and mild weather, and know those of us with snow on the ground are very, very envious! All my best, Kathy.
Went outside to do journalling yesterday! Isn’t is lovely doing work outdoors?
And those horsies are neato.
Lorraine George says
I just love your blog! I really like your new banner too! You have such a different “eye” when it comes to art and it is so refreshing…
thank you. 🙂
wow…spring is blooming in your hood…soaking it in. We’ve had some sun, near 50 degrees today was enough to get me out on my bike…yay!
to the plant in the top photo – and was that mimosa I saw in a previous blog?
You make LA look wonderful.
We lived on Poinsttia Place off Melrose 1976/7.
It seems like a long time ago now.
I will return to your blog.
Some of us bloggers are blogging “Doors” on Wednesday.
Care to join in
susan w says
good morning to you, crawling to peek at the world which is crawling out to peek back. Those are some luscious (dare i say succulent) plants – did you put them in or were they residents when you arrived – how long have you had your house? I lived in the ‘valley’ – Canoga park some thirty years ago, I’ve spent time w my kids when they were in school – Santa Barbara & Palo Alto and mornings in Cal are just precious. I love that smell. [I may have said that in an earlier comment-hmmmm] You capture so much with so much affection. Your pictures are eloquent but your words could stand alone.