Time, Green Growing Things


I feel like I’m falling down on the job – I haven’t posted since Sunday, not for a lack of postable material, but it’s SO hard to pull myself away from the other things that I love and that make me so happy.  I feel so blessed to be at this point in my life, the point where if I want to spend the entire day baking or painting or knitting or reading or anything else that catches my rather short attention span I can, and it’s ok.


The plants that Mr. Iknead and I managed to put out before the rains hit are thriving like crazy, leafing and budding and flowering.  It’s been raining here off and on, mostly on, since last Thursday, with some bad storms with high winds and torrential rain.  No tornados and no hail, thank goodness, but things are a muddy mess.  I know that we’ll all be crying for rain by the time August rolls around, but today, a little sunshine would be welcomed.  I took these today between rain showers-

Basil is growing like a house afire.  In the narrow box is more basil that took root after I thinned the ones in the clay pots.

I love my begonias!  My mother loved begonias and at first, I got them because they reminded me of her.  Now, I’ve fallen in love with them, too.

This is our first time with a butterfly bush, I think it’s doubled in size over the past week.  It’s a keeper for sure.


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.  Albert Einstein




Room, I Need More Room



My idea awhile ago to devote Sunday posts to spinning hasn’t played out, mostly because my spinning/knitting/yarn room has, for the last couple of weeks, been doubling as an art journal room, with a table and a rolling bin taking up what was left of the floor space and very little, if any, spinning has occurred.  Mr. Iknead and I are working on freeing up more space in another room, but moving stuff around creates a domino effect and before we know it, rearranging one room leads to rearranging another, and another, and on and on.


TDL is the culprit for the abovementioned difficulty.  My art journal is growing fatter and fatter.  I’m not sure it’s going to make it though the remaining 28 weeks without major surgery or at the very least, a cover transplant.  A small price, I say, since I love working on it so much.  i’ve been practicing drawing faces for the past few days. Up until now, I’ve collaged most of my pages, but after seeing other members’ journal posts, i decided to give it a whirl.  I did this one today-

I sketched her, then painted her using watercolors.

So that’s what I’ve been up to these past few days.  How about you?


Wisdom begins in wonder.  Socrates