Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dirt under my nails

Working outside
It's a good thing...right? This morning I was digging out an enormous root ball of a plant/weed? that was choking a tree in my front yard. I spent about 45 minutes on my haunches (I'll feel that tomorrow) sifting through the soil to remove these ugly little root pods. They were icky. In case you're not familiar, that's a technical term that gardeners use to describe something they don't like. Perhaps my gardening vocabulary will improve once I start learning stuff. My friend Terry referred me to a couple of interesting sites relating to native plants. I have a lot to learn, but for now I am doing what I call "intuitive gardening." It feels right.

While outside, I was watching a baby bird still learning to fly. It was moving from one low lying perch to the next. Landing on things like sprinkler heads, exposed tree roots and the rose bush.

Baby bird

Then the peace and quiet was interrupted by a loud siren and I snapped a picture of the fire engine speeding by.

Trouble in the neighborhood?

It's still cool in the mornings and I was working in the shade. What a great way to start the weekend!


  1. Hey Lori....I had marked you as a favorite (on etsy) long ago and would go for a visit now and again as was surprised to see you have said goodbye to etsy and it sounds like your business. I too have done so many things including the Buyers of American Craft shows, Chicago Merch. Mart shows, art fairs, gallery shows, etsy etc. and at 46 I am struggling to make work, list work, find places to sell work and I guess even permission not to make new work. I guess you would say I am burned out. Anyway...I hope you don't mind my sharing. I guess what I am saying is I understand maybe where you are coming from and I wish you the best in whatever you do or don't do but know you will be missed. jenny

  2. Hi Jenny! Thanks for sharing. Yes...this is a big transition for me and it feels right. I understand where you're coming from...and hope that you figure out the right solution for you. I appreciate you taking the time to write. :)


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