Read more about the article I didn’t expect to be so busy
Hellebore flowers, petals, leaves and seed pods, abalone, marble, and Japanese maple twigs

I didn’t expect to be so busy

I didn't expect to be so busy when the pandemic started. I thought there would be lots of down time. Ha! Not so. In fact I have to be aware…

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Read more about the article Hellebores make me swoon
Daffodil, hellebores, ribes sanguineum Inverness flowers and leaves, eucalyptus sticks, brass beads

Hellebores make me swoon

These hellebores make me swoon! These are so delicious, I'm tempted to grow nothing but. They grow in the shade, bloom in late winter/early spring, and are just exquisite. But,…

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Read more about the article Anemone’s give me hope
Anemone, strawflowers, madrone sticks, hazelnuts, bottlebrush flower buds, matilija poppy seed heads

Anemone’s give me hope

Anemones give me hope. Growing athem is a delight, watching as they push up through the earth, already starting to unfurl and straighten, is part of the day’s story in…

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Read more about the article Beginning and end of their life cycle
Hazelnuts in their husks, hazelnut tassles, and twigs with buds, daisy flowers and petals, strawberry leaves

Beginning and end of their life cycle

Was noticing the little hazelnuts around the yard, displaying the beginning and end of their life cycle. They have three stages at once. Some of them still have last year's…

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Read more about the article Toby’s show opens next month!
Wallflower, chilis, strawflowers, strawberry plant fruit, Japanese maple twigs

Toby’s show opens next month!

Toby's show opens next month. It includes my mandalas, Max Lesser's paintings, and Laurie Curtis's pottery. We can't have an opening due to COVID, though I'm hoping to spend a…

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