Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bright Spots in between Windy Gray Days

                      Afternoon light on the water...shining through the trees
                                             bouncing off the stone wall

 and lighting up these bright yellow flowers.  I took their picture, these bold blooms and decided it was time I learned their name....searching by description I learned that it is    Mahonia aquifolium,  a kind of evergreen Oregon Grape with holly like leaves.

The best bright spot in this picture is somewhat hidden in tree fronds... tending to some needy plants in one of the rooms of the greenhouse.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

When the Clouds Blow Away

I don't have a formal rain gauge, but yesterday's welcome rainfall  is measurable in every  saucer under every potted plant and  open watering can.  On the deck, I found the shells and stones I had just set in an old fish bowl the day before submerged like beans soaking for a pot of  soup.    The muted colors of the storm were lovely shades of gray, lavender and smokey hues.  When the sun comes out the rightness of sky as blue is made clear all and once again.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Arrivals and Departures

No we didn't make it up,  yesterday's setting sun was just as glorious  as I remember, and of course even more  than I can take in, there is glory. You were good about  popping out at sunset time and taking moments to soak in the beauty throughout the day.  We are given so much light, though at times we have to carry it in less than bright places.  Carry it with joy dear one.  Soon your plane will set down and you will be arriving instead of departing.