Wordpress sent me a Happy 5th Anniversary notice.
How in the world did that happen?
It’s hard to believe that five years of my life are chronicled here. (OK, maybe four, because the first year I was so scared of that blank screen that I avoided writing anything…you know…it might not be perfect and someone might criticize me. I have a very strong “anti-critical mother” vibe.) But here it all is; the ups and downs, the whimsy, the silly, the beautiful, the tragic. Life. My life. I’m rather proud of it.
But I don’t have much of anything monumental to say today.
Actually, I was going to write about these clumps of daffodils. Well, I still am.
These, (of which there are at least ten clumps round the garden), started life as those cheap dafs one buys at the grocery store for about $4 to make one’s house springlike and cheerful. Well, when they’ve bloomed their little hearts out, I just plop them into the garden where they green up, feed their bulbs and come back next year as cheery and as happy, and even bigger than ever.
In the garden are also lettuce seedlings. In the cold frame for now…as I don’t really trust the March weather…but I’m so looking forward to some home-grown veggies. That first salad from the garden is such a treat.
There are some few garden flowers in the house. The hyacinth, same as the dafs, began life as grocery store cheeriness. It’s always a good idea to plop the bulbs into the ground and see what happens. After all, I figure since I bought them anyway, I have nothing to lose.
In the studio, is a map. I picked this map up at the local thrift for a couple of dollars, but when I took it home I realised what a special map this is. It’s a 1959 map of Austria showing the old Czechoslovakia, and, specifically, showing the exit route out of the old Czechoslovakia into Austria that my family took when we escaped as political refugees.
And, after a bit of internal debate…there be Merlins!
Here is the male Merlin,
And here is the female. Still a work in progress, but I’m pretty happy with it so far.
Of course, Morgan couldn’t care less…lol.
But for me, five years! It’s a small monumental achievement. 😀
By the way, my friend Vibeke at A Butterfly in my Hair, is having a month long giveaway. Each day a new artist, craftsperson, amazing woman is offering a something special and unique to win. EACH DAY! My turn will be on the 10th with three sterling stacking rings in beautiful spring-toned stones. Go get yourselves in on something special. 😀
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