It rained hard during the night and was still sprinkling when I took these pictures, but it is supposed to be 50 degrees today, and look at what I found. The creeping sedum — ever so humble, but ever so bold! On the south side of the house, an early crocus – though that is redundant, isn’t it? Soon this bed will be crowded with them, and with elegant snowdrops. Even the ignored pot, so recently piled-high with snow, brings on a sense of spring. I can’t wait to see what ‘s emerging under those leaves.
If you’re in the mood to celebrate the Equinox with a smile, take a quick listen (less than 2M) to the Detroit Elementary School’s cover of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’.
When the surround suggests a task, and schedule and light permit its doing, and the result is more air, more clear surface – there can only be pleasure. I like to clean house when it feels like this! (After vacuuming the windowsill, I scrubbed and scraped it clean – using one of my best household cleaning tools – the bamboo skewer – and then switched out storm and screen).
Look who else are enjoying the air today?!!
Is it a tree or a small patch of moss?
One of the Plaster Boys had fallen through the cracks during January or February. Now, they’re reunited. A little more worn. In today’s catalog, they look more interesting from the back than from the front.
Yesterday, I pieced the rectangle above, keeping to my experiment with ‘let sky be sky; let structure be structure’. In the past, I have enjoyed mixing up what is interior, what is background, what is sky, what is building – all by interchanging fabrics. The results have at times been what I want. Other times, it’s been too much. Right now, I like the idea of working with the usual expectations of in/out for awhile.
Class arrives shortly. I am preparing bodies. Sounds sordid, but it is not!