Take All the Time You Need

Dave may have over-planted our front yard garden. In winter, he dug up all the plants and bulbs between the three white rose bushes. He put in new trim, amended the soil, and planted (or replanted) up to 100 bulbs - ranunculus, gladiolas, calla lilies, and dahlias. The ranunculus emerged first, confirming our hope that … Continue reading Take All the Time You Need

Smell the Roses

It’s rose season! I take a lot, and I mean a lot, of pictures of flowers. Roses especially, but any beautiful flower that captures my attention. Taking pictures—just on my iPhone, nothing too fancy—is for me a joy-filled discipline of noticing. I stop. I lean in. I frame the subject. I go for a better … Continue reading Smell the Roses

Seasonal Recreation

How did you play when you were young? And how do you play now? I used to swim and bike for what seemed like days on end. I took art classes, played piano, and read. These days I hike or run or practice yoga. I write, play at art, and have an ever-growing stack of … Continue reading Seasonal Recreation