Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
So today, despite some plans, I stayed at home. I draped laundry all over chair backs and door tops, and stair railings and opened all the windows wide. The breeze was brisk and effective, so I got several loads washed and dried.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
photos by Haiku, April 20, 2008 1) blue hyacinth and blue sky 2) The sky through bare branches 3) a little tulip open to the sun 4) broken flower pots 5) light and shadows on daffodils in the herb garden
Friday, April 18, 2008
Barefoot, or ruining little pairs of formerly white socks, my sons are drawn to the trail in the butterfly garden. In their imaginations, the trail has been the scene of many things, from prehistoric exploration to intergalactic battles. They run around and around the slate pavers until something interesting arrests their boyish inertia. I see them from the kitchen window, stooping together, looking down... still for just a little while. Are they looking at a tiny red spider mite scurrying for cover under a fresh young violet leaf? Or have they found a menacing black spider, a monster in miniature? For a while, they climb the tree, then spin in the grass brandishing sticks, and then they are back on the trail.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
You are invited to join me in a Sunday Stroll today.
If you have time this week for a Sunday Stroll, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too. I'll check back often and try to keep the list updated.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
(I first shared this quote, and wrote about paying closer attention, here.)
Look who's Strolling today:
photos by Aisling, April 13, 2008 1) crocus blooming along the trail in the butterfly garden 2) Daydream tulip leaves, filled with rain or melted snow 3) slowly emerging hyacinth 4) Daylily leaves coming up next to last year's stalk 5)What the day looked like here. It was a cold, crisp day, but there's that blue sky!
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I've added a button to my sidebar for my Sunday Stroll blogging event. Next Sunday, I plan to include a format for participants to add a link if they would like to post a Sunday Stroll of their own. If you are a gardener, or nature lover, please consider joining me. I will write more about this as the week proceeds. In the meantime, here are the photos from my Sunday Stroll today.
photos by Aisling, April 2008