Friday, July 30, 2010

Black-eyed susan

July 2010 031, originally uploaded by grande1976.

We have a plethora of black-eyed Susan's growing in our yard. Mostly in places that they should be growing, but they pop up all over the place, such as the cracks in our patio. I do believe that you could plant them upside down and they will still grow. I make fun, but they are so pretty and effortless. They make me smile when I am outside and they are in bloom.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In the Garden

In the Garden, originally uploaded by grande1976.
I finally had a chance to get outside and take some pictures of our vegetables. My husband and I have had an expanding garden since we've moved into our house. We had good intentions this year, but they didn't completely work out as planned. We planted from seeds and watched the seedlings grow, but then never got many of them into the ground. We were so disappointed that one day we went to the nursery and picked up some plants. I remember saying to my husband that we had to go home and immediately put them in the ground. I felt pretty bad for him because there were many more plants than we had originally thought. Now though, I can taste the homemade sauce and eggplant parmesan.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The August Break

I will be participating in the August break organized by Susannah Conway.  Here is the link.  I am really looking forward to it and I think it will be a lot of fun.  I just finished her online course, Unravelling, well not quite finished it, but I am working through it, and it has been great.  I will be writing about it when I figure out what I want to say.  There seems to be many thoughts about it in my head and they don't really want to come out of me in a way that makes sense.

The thing I am wondering right now is why is my little man up after only napping for twenty minutes????

Cupcakes and little girls

These cupcakes were for our friends daughter's first birthday.  How cute are they in all their handmade goodness.  Watching M is always bitter sweet for me.  She is an adorable little girl, and I say little because JP is almost as big as she is and there is about a 7 month difference.  The bitter sweet part comes with the fact that Lia should have arrived the month before M.  I watch M and picture her playing with a little girl with big blue eyes and brown curls, the perfect combination of her mom and dad.  I miss her!  That is the bottom line.  I miss her every day, and even though I cannot imagine life without JP, I still miss my baby girl.  There were bigger things in store for her, that is what I tell myself.  I know she sent the perfect little boy for us. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

I took these pictures at a vineyard with my family last weekend.  It was such a lovely day with my husband, baby and my parents.  My brother was away or I am sure he would have been there too.  It was just nice to be outside and relaxing with some food and wine.

The flowers remind me of the stages of blooming.  I feel like I am in the beginning of this blooming and I don't know how to fit it all in.  I just do what I can.  I almost wish the process had happened earlier when I had more time, but there must be a reason why the blooming is happening now.  I am trying to figure out which creative route I am going to take.  There are so many creative things that I want to do.  Working on my photography is one, learning to sew and knit another.  In my free time, maybe write a children's book and learn to play guitar.  Who knows where I will end up....