Sunday, February 24, 2008

White Tulips, Valentines, and so little time

I had a few minutes today and thought I would post a photo of the beautiful white tulips that I received for Valentines.

I can't believe how fast Valentine's Day came and went. I've been wanting to get a few new post up, but never seem to have the time to get my thoughts together properly. My daughter is two and a half and requires a lot of time from me, between potty training, playdates, and reading time just to name a few. Also, she has recently stopped falling asleep during nap time, and I need to come to grips that I may not have my two hours of quite time to get things done anymore.

One of the best things about Valentines Day this year was the MOMS Club party we had for the kids. They each decorated a bag for their valentines. They looked so cute all in a row I had to share.

I hope your day was a sweet as mine.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bleeding Hearts, a reminder of childhood.

Last spring while visiting my mother-in-law, I was strolling around her garden and saw these beautiful Bleeding Heart bushes. Just the sight of these delicate flowers took me back to my childhood in Pennsylvania.

As a child, every spring our yard came alive with beautiful and bright colors everywhere. Many flowerbeds surrounded our house and the hill down to the road was filled with honeysuckle bushes. In spring we would watch as the flowers pushed out of the dirt and new life grow everywhere. It was a magical time when the days started getting longer, the temperature started to get warmer, and everything seemed alive.

When I was ten years old my family moved to Florida. After the move, spring was never quite the same again. While it gets cooler during the winter, the temperate climate does not have such a marked difference between seasons. I had never really thought how much I missed it until I saw these flowers again. The memories of those magical days came flooding back.

I this was the start of my recent series of flower photographs. Most of them were taken during our spring RV trip to visit my in-laws. It was the first time in a long time that I was able to experience the magic of spring again. These photos are a celebration of the magic and life of spring.

Happy Valentines!

more great quotes

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
-Marcel Duchamp