Tuesday, May 15, 2012

avocado and lime

A few weeks ago Mayumi decided to name her two siblings in utero. Avocado and Lime.
A few days later this hand "family" made an appearance amongst her artwork.

My apologies - I know it is so obnoxious when parents are so tickled and amused by their own offspring, but I couldn't help but absolutely fall in love with the entire scenario. I love this kid. I have great hopes that her siblings will be just as adorable and entertaining.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mama's Day!

To all you beautiful mamas, mothers-to-be, and motherly women-

Hope you have a beautiful day and know that your influence on this world is a treasure.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Oh, how I adore the month of May. I can understand why, in some cultures, people put up a May pole and dance joyously around it with colorful ribbons streaming. There is something about the fecund emergence of color and life that is so energizing and delightful. We've been spending some happy moments in the garden these past few weeks. Every time we walk by our beds there is an exultant gasp as we discover some new emerging seedling or blossoming bud. Such simple pleasures!

I realized rather recently that I seems to be quite drawn to purple and blue flowers. They are making an appearance all around the yard; they make me so happy! We finally filled and planted the new raised bed and trellis - it looks quite imposing from the sidewalk, but I'm hoping that once it covered in greenery it will soften the effect.

Dance Around the Maypole
In and out, in and out,

Weave the ribbons tight;
'Round the Maypole we will dance
To the left and to the right

Happy May to you - hope your days are warm and filled with all sorts of inspiring natural beauty!