Tag Archives: winter

Peace is a ladybug

How to start New Year’s day: find in inbox this drawing sent by a delightful customer whose daughter is wise beyond her years. Proceed accordingly. Drawing by Stella Blue. A very Happy New Year to John, Kathy & Stella  :)  with thanks.  

Holiday house

Just a few favorite holiday moments

Winter solstice

Only a few days left, everything is a blur. I step out from the kitchen, warm and scented with lemon, rosemary, chocolate and spice. The early night air feels sharp, the chill jarring after the whirl of warm baking sheets and sugary smudges. Bundled up with packages and places to be, I juggle in winter’s […]

Sparkly season

Christmas wishes on the way  :)

Secret lives

Last season’s geraniums owe their life to this antique volume. Every year I dread the task of pulling out the potted gardens and tossing away the plants I can’t squeeze onto the windowsill or rationalize the possibility of overwintering. When a friend loaned me this old copy of the 1973 book I suspected it could […]

Happy, new

Ginger cake, starry night sky, glasses raised.

Happy Valentines!

Everything looks better in snow


No shoveling this weekend!

Ides of March

Ides of March, 2015, Sunday: a chilly, blustery day on the edge of the coming spring. What to do?  Laundry?  Vacuuming?  No… set the massive aquamarine that has been resident on my desk for the past few Marches, patiently awaiting it’s turn.  Result: a chunky, dramatic statement piece, designed to show off this equally dramatic […]