Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fresh Faces

Pansies! They are one of my very favorite flowers and to my delight Hank's nursery always has them hardened off earlier than the rest of the annuals so I can actually plant some in May. Here's a few of this years fresh faced picks for my garden.

Sick of pansies?  I've got lots of these too!  Hardly a mellow yellow. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wash Day

One of the nicest things about spring weather is the freshness of laundry off the line. This is my favorite kind of wash day. There was a cool brisk breeze so the quilts dried quickly and it seems to shake the wrinkles from them a bit.

The quilts all have special memories attached to them and it's nice to see them in their glory as they hang about under the maples. The one on the far left was made by my mother and left to my daughter. Comfort. The one in the middle was made by my mother in law and given to my daughter as well. Good cheer. The last one on the line I made a few years ago and it gets daily use on the  sofa. Family. They all feel fresh and crisp now at the end of another beautiful spring day.

Have a great Victoria Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clean Up

It's been a while since I've posted but I've been out and about getting the spring cleaning done. There's the studio to open up after a winters hibernation and lots of yard work to get to. This will be year two at the River Bennett studio and the year of gardens I hope. In the mean time the studio needs sweeping up. There's always an abundance of house flies in the country to swish out in the spring. They thrive on all of that fresh air I suppose.

And yes, I'm working. See the hammer in an actual hand!

In anticipation of warm weather and lots of annuals billowing out of their pots I'm working on some plant stands for window boxes. The weather is still chilly but I've been in to some greenhouses and felt the familiar warmth of growing season. It's very hard to resist the urge to buy plants just yet. It will be another month before tender annuals can go out safely. In the mean time I'll prepare and enjoy the perennials that brave the cool spring nights.