April 9, 2014



I've been enjoying
lots of good music lately.
All of it sounds fresh,
and light,
and perfect for Springtime.

These two have been on
near-constant repeat.

Elephant Revival | These Changing Skies
Kathryn Claire | Shimmering Blue

And of course,
it's time for me
to pull this playlist
out again.
I must admit:
it has a special place
in my heart.

I cannot believe
it's almost been a year
since our wedding...
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April 2, 2014

Hellebores!
 
I feel like I am seeing these varied beauties
all over town this Spring,
which brings such a smile to my face
since they are one of my favorite flowers.

My mother planted
a Pink Frost
& I gifted her
a Spring Promise
for her garden,
and both are stunning.

I love how their blooms
seem delicate and gentle
even though I know
they must be hardy warriors,
strong and true,
in order to emerge as one of the first flowers
of Spring's earliest and chilliest beginning.


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March 25, 2014




I welcome back the light!



March 20, 2014


I have added another wreath
to my Etsy shop!

I am calling this one
my Mary Lennox wreath,
inspired by the character from
The Secret Garden,
a book which I re-read
with great joy
every year
at around this time.

Happy Spring!



March 5, 2014


I have re-created my website!

It now reflects both my new name,
as well as the illustration,
photography,
and smattering of design work
that I have been doing lately.

It feels so good
to have given it a fresh start
as we begin to move into
a new season:
Spring!



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February 27, 2014

February 25, 2014

February 20, 2014



The Arboretum
is still sleeping
under cover of Winter,
but it begins to stir
as it dreams its dreams
of unfurling shoots,
and pregnant buds,
and of bulbs pushing up from the dark.


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February 19, 2014



Sunlight filtering in like we were underwater.

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February 18, 2014



February in the Winter Garden.

We walked beside
sweet-smelling witch hazel
on a day full of sunshine,
as unexpected as a gift.

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February 14, 2014



Happy Valentine's Day!

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February 13, 2014



There is something so
stark,
spare,
and elemental
about the landscape
this time of year.

I love how everything extraneous
has been stripped away,
and the bones of things are revealed.


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February 11, 2014



A Wintry mix
of all instrumentals
for pearl-grey days
and quiet hours.


Dove, Diamond, & Sky - February 2014

+ Edge of The World - Josh Ritter
+ Falling Catching - Agnes Obel
+ Disfarmer Theme - Bill Frisell
+ Sacred Shabbat - Loreena McKennitt
+ To Hugo - Clogs
+ Glamur - Amiina
+ - - Jonquil
+ Jynweythek Ylow - Aphex Twin
+ Songs My Friends Taught Me (Inst.) - Laura Veirs
+ Baby Bat - Jason Steel
+ La Valse A Huit Ans - Le Vent Du Nord
+ Sad Violin Thing - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
+ Ninkon Lookps - Fredrik
+ Katniss Afoot - James Newton Howard
+ Blue Mottetto - Maggie Sansone
+ Tabarly - Yann Tiersen
+ Lit From Underneath - Andrew Bird
+ Pacific Siren - Zak Riles

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February 5, 2014


There is a new wreath
up in my shop!

This one is a Winter Garden,
full of those plants which remind us that,
truly,
this stark time of year
is still full of beauty:
hellebores
(one of my favorite flowers!),
hardy ferns,
Solomon's Seal,
and witch hazel.


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February 3, 2014



Well.

After the relaxed peacefulness of the holidays,
January was quite the doozy of a month.

It caught me off guard,
and overall,
the month was a challenging struggle.

I must admit
that turning the calendar page
to February
felt very good.


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December 20, 2013





Wishing you warmth,
peaceful moments,
and some winter wonder
at this Christmastime.



I am thankful for an amazing and eventful 2013,
and excited for the beginning of bright '14!




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