Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Floating along

painting - 'Adrift'

days float by, studying, gardening, finishing old projects and starting new ones

spring rain has created lush environs and many blooms and blossoms scattered on the porches

spring cleaning removes the cobwebs from the mind and the crevices

turning the soil and planting seeds and plants will make our summer table alive with nourishment

berries ripen. our anniversary approaches. celebration. we have grown another year closer

Monday, May 3, 2010

To Market

Callie and Susan go to market..

Asheville Farmer's Market, Annual Herb Sale. She's told me about it for years. Why I've never gone before is inexplicable and inexcusable. We had a post-birthday outing in her honor to go and procure plants for our summer garden. She wore her new and lovely sun hat. I was astounded at the greenery and floral abunda. We had a wonderful day gazing at fragrant herbs, exotic flowering plants and enormous strawberries that exuded intoxicating aromas.

flying pig

mermaid art

Lovely Mermaid Art by Burton Edwards of the J & B Herb & Plant Farms in Roxboro, NC

We came home with Cinnamon Basil, Lime Basil, Lime Thyme, Purple Basil (it was a veritable Basil Heaven), Lavender of at least two kinds, Herbal Dog Biscuits, Chives, Russian Tarragon and yes, a piece of Mermaid Art.

Such amazing discoveries...I must go every year evermore.