Friday, April 22, 2011


Are my favorite flower. The seeds are big- about the size of a pea-so I know Ive put them where I want them, and I don't worry that I will drop the seed packet and all the teeny tiny seeds are gone!

They are also obliging about re-seeding themselves.But, after a few generations, they all revert to orange with bright green leaves.

Here is a second generation cream colored one, sloooowly showing it's orange roots.  Its daughter will be bright orange.
Like this one.  But even in the unimproved variety, the cute round leaves, non aggressive vining habit, and spicy smell are lovely.  The leaves are edible, too, (as log as the are not in an area of the yard where dogs can pee on them!)

They don't like to be transplanted, but the seeds are so easy to plant and start so fast there is no need to buy them already started. Even the snails leave them alone.  Yup, a nice dependable, hardworking flower.

garden pictures


making a bouquet out my own flowers always makes me happy.
a recently painted rabbit.  He ws a grey olor- no he is lovely blue with stamped white flowers.

chicken one
and chicken two

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Nice Way to use Stripes

I think i will be a baby quilt.  I just finished a quilt to send to Japan. Pictures of that one later. On the one hand, it seems Quixotic, sending a quilt to  country where people have lost, and are losing, so much.  On the other hand, it's all I got.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

life is hard

"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings."
~Wendell Berry

No I'm fine.  Food on the table, healthy kids.  Just dealing with unpleasant realities.