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.


February 19, 2014

Sunlight filtering in like we were underwater.


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.


February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!


February 13, 2014

There is something so
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.


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


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,
this stark time of year
is still full of beauty:
(one of my favorite flowers!),
hardy ferns,
Solomon's Seal,
and witch hazel.


February 3, 2014


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.