Thursday, December 30, 2010

Upon Return

Coming soon to the DFM.....anemones and tulips! How sweet to come home to a full bouquet of color rich flowers and a woodstove to keep us warm.

Florida Walk

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My kind of womb

This is a picture from the Dec. National Geographic and it is of brood cells that female Osmia avosetta bees make out of flower petals. As the article states, the bees "arrange flower petals to form unique nests that swathe their larvae in nutrients and warmth for the winter." Making one can take up to two days. So beautiful. This is almost as good as the Bowerbird article they had a few months ago (if you haven't read it you must!!! And check out the picture slideshow too....we now know where Goldsworthy and Daugherty get their ideas from).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let us celebrate

November was a hard month. It was a very difficult time filled with lots of tears, anger, and the never-ending questioning of purpose and truth in this strange and often confusing reality. Needless to say, it has been hard to get anything done in such a state. But we have now made it to December and the breath of life continues to animate the world around me. I may as well join in the action, right?

The exciting news....We have moved into our home!!!! And it is everything we thought it would be and more. We celebrated with an old and musty bottle of wine I brought back from New Zealand years ago. We still have months of work to do, painting, sanding and sealing doors and windows, we need to make countertops cause as of now there is no kitchen sink, and etc etc. But who cares that there is no kitchen sink!!!! We are waking up on our farm!!!!
Other news---we have had our first anemone bloom from the hoophouse. They look REALLY good. I don't think they'll come on strong til February though. Also exciting, the tulips we're trying to force for x-mas are looking mighty healthy. They are a bit more spindly than I'd like, but I think they will be beautiful. The tulips made it into the house before we did. This speaks highly of my love affair with them. Stuart was not happy about it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010