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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Five Hundred and Fifty Five


The sun has returned to Portland this week along with warmer weather. We are all careening around like drunken sailors, smiling for no reason and feeling the sap rise.


Sun in the studio. Que bueno!


Journal writing. Unfocused. Smiling at all the fun stuff on the front and back burners.


Eating simple food with my snuckle bunny. (sorry - TMI)


Waxing and making plans. Looked out the window this morning and noticed fog.


John says fog happens when the ground is cold and the air is warm.


We have flowering quince. Yes!


We have garlic rising.


We have leeks; so good in pasta dishes or grilled and laid over rice.


Our apple tree, leaning into the light.


The cloche, tucked warmly under the canopy of Douglas Firs.


Moss on the maple tree.


Look Ro. The daffys are on the march. We are grinning. We can't help ourselves.


Rebecca wrote a wonderful blog post about the plaster workshop and the sign-ups are coming in. Thank you thank you thank you. We won't let you down. 

I love this life. I just want to go around touching, embracing and laying my head down on the lap of the earth and giving thanks. Spring is in the air.

26 comments:

Jess said...

I can't wait to start eating veggies fresh from the garden. I just started cucumbers and radishes in the garage this week, and I can hardly wait for summer. Now I just have to clean out the weeds and replenish the veggies beds with yummy worm poo. :)

handandspiritstudio said...

yes....
spring is here too, garlic, onion and all sorts of bulbs...rising.
great pics.

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh what a joy to see that gree. Spring is very far off for us in the Northeast. We are in the very middle of our winter now... But our turn will come.
I love your words and images so much, Judy. Wishing your success and joy with the new book and the new class !!!

rebecca said...

you are completely delicious!
i adore you as i do spring....

i am dizzy with the thought of such perfect blooming.

xoxoxoxoxox,
rebecca

La Dolce Vita said...

oh how I envy you, leeks, garlic and daffys!! wonderful, I won't be able to even start until April! enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful blog you have -- and art and garden! I am visiting at Rebecca's command. Wow, I say. Wow!

Connie Lou said...

What a happy post! Love gardening! You know that garlic won't grow in Hawaii? Is that weird or what? Thank you for this heart warming post. Oh, meant to share with you that because of your inspiration, I am taking an encaustic wax class at the "Volcano Art Center" next month..yay!

Lisa G said...

Your pictures are making me feel so happy and soothed this morning. Thank you Judy!

Meri said...

My only whine is this: do we really have to wait until JUNE? Amazon tells me the release date (or delivery date) is June 2 so I guess we do.

Giggles said...

Hi Judy do you not have a blog feed? For some reason I can't get you on my list or google reader!! Hope you get one!

Hugs Giggles

jill nalette said...

those photo's are beautiful. it's like i'm right there, but no, no i'm not we have lots of snow over here. it's beautiful though.
enjoy the newness on so many wonderful adventures!
xoxo and smiles~ jill

femminismo said...

So good to see your garden rising again, and don't you love the moss on our trees when it gathers in bunches like this. Perhaps not good for the "mother plant," but lovely none the less. I read in Martha Stewart's magazine that moss such as this has to be hit by water from on high. Evidently just watering the plant roots doesn't work. In other words, I guess, the only way we see it (moss) this way, is if it rains. - And I've got to write in my journal that the Mister started guitar lessons! Your John starts plants, my Norm starts songs.

paperbird said...

your beautiful images make me yearn for spring- our flowering quince will continue to nap these long winter days! (insert long sigh here)
your garden is heavenly judy, what a beautiful life you live- i look forward to both your book and your on-line class...i love to play!

lynda Howells said...

Loved seeing all your wonderful vegs. Glad to see you have sun and warmth...here it is below 0 here and it is COLD!!!
Love your Art. I am trying to see if l can manage to do your Plaster course but money is tight.xxWill let you know. Is it an ongoing course or is it just this one time?lynda

Pippin said...

You garden is beautiful! Send me some daffys.

Seth said...

What a fun post with so much variety. The pics make me yearn for spring.

Judy Wise said...

Linda, you asked if it was an ongoing course or just this one time and I'll say that right now we only have this time planned. But you have until June to sign up and we have one person making payments so that is a possibility too.

Judy Wise said...

Linda, you asked if it was an ongoing course or just this one time and I'll say that right now we only have this time planned. But you have until June to sign up and we have one person making payments so that is a possibility too.

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Loving the eye candy on your blog and dreaming of Spring...

anna maria said...

You are in the garden of Eden and it makes me drool. That's kind of gross.....let's say it makes me sigh with desire.

big strong girl designs said...

what a wonderful post.~ the sun is out here and the birds are chirping merrily letting me know that spring is on the way.....i'm eager for those warm days as we have had one of our coldest winters ever here on the east coast....(wilmington. nc.).
i just signed up for your class and new book and now cannot WAIT until june~ it looks amazing. i've read your and stephanie's blogs for a while and am always inspired. thanks for the gift of something awesome to look forward to.
kim

lynne h said...

oh my gosh, that flowering quince... love to you sweet woman. xoxo

Leslie said...

It sure is looking like spring over there! Not one bit here, but that's okay too. Everything in its time!

It's a beautiful life you live -- especially because you know it!

Jakk said...

Loving these first glimpses of spring! We're running much further behind where I'm at ... but all in due time.

Jean said...

What a beautiful pictorial of spring! I am still very much in the midst of winter, so I sooo appreciate your words and images!
Keep them coming!
Jean :)

somepinkflowers said...

oh my goodness, missy,
when you paint
~~plates of food~~
they look
plum REAL
enough to eat...



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