Saturday, July 30, 2011

To weave, to blog, to live life?

Well, it's been a busy summer so far.
We married off a daughter. I taught a summer class. I've been working out - seriously, with a trainer in a gym. The garden is growing - but not too happy now since the summer heat has them all resting.
A lot of activity - but none of it weaving. I've not even had my 'projects' on my lap in the evening. What's with that??

My daughter told me about a website that makes it super easy to be visually engaged:
One curates 'galleries' there and can ''pin" photos from wherever...

With all the hoopla, I feel like I've been percolating, simmering, the ideas are bubbling around but aren't yet fully formed. Hence, the utility of the Pinterest site. I'm thinking I may set up boards there for projects to help better visualize them - and to get them out of my head!
We'll see where that takes me. From inertia to momentum to, dare I say it, creation?
Check it out:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hummingbird Sage update

Wow - with the Google conversion of sites, apps, accounts, etc., I've been kinda locked out of here! I think I got it all straightened out.. Whew! Technology! Fun, when it works..
Hummingbird Sage

Anyway - what with summer on its way, my sage has been working its way through its blooming stages as seen in previous posts. The dried structures that it creates are just as fascinating as the blooms!

Friday, January 28, 2011

One bloom at a time

Nature continues to do her thing and the cycle of life continues!

My hummingbird sage is blooming even though it's only recently been planted.
I love the neutral (color) aspect of the stalk and leaves then the POP of color in the blooms...
Contrast seems to be the name of the game here to get our attention - especially if we are a hummingbird.
Thanks, Mother Nature, for the color lesson!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Unreliable Timing

Have you ever pondered the nature of TIME?
I do quite often because I have a terrible sense of time passing.
(That's obvious if you take a look at how often I post here!)

Nature has its own sense of time as the earth relates to the sun and moon, creating our seasons, tides, and other rhythms...
My brain, on the other hand, has no sense of time unless I have a schedule to follow. I don't wear a watch unless I'm working and have said schedules - thus, when I'm not working, time is elusive and abstract.

The nerd in me propels me to set up computer reminders and other such external time monitors yet I rebel against those by walking away from the computer. Oh well.

I planted my experimental California native (for the most part) garden last fall and some plants have begun to bloom even as most are dormant.
These photos are of my blooming Hummingbird Sage (salvia spathacea). The Theodore Payne Foundation has a great website to learn about California Native plants: They were indispensable in my garden project.

We've had some 80 degree weather so the plants are probably as confused as I am as to what time of year this really is!