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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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20 March 2011

first peek at spring?

Well, you would never know that is was the first day of spring here in western Oregon. We have had one of the wettest March's in many years. Sad part is that I am over a month behind pruning my roses and the chickweed is taking over my cottage garden. I am waiting, not so patiently, for a dry day so I can get out and get something accomplished. I think I may need to toughen up and put the mud boots and rain gear on and just do it. You know the saying is that if you live in Oregon you are supposed to have webbed feet....

I found this adorable pic of my oldest granddaughter Lynsie from a couple years ago as she was so taken by my crocus. See, it is supposed to be sunny now as those same crocus are in full bloom at the moment!


7 comments:

PoetessWug said...

I never heard that expression about Oregon! :-) Of course I've never been anywhere near that area, nor do I know anyone that lives in your neck of the woods. So why would I have heard it?! LOL I look forward, as I follow you, to getting to know Oregon though....and your pretty crocuses! :-]

Mary Ann said...

I am so ready for spring too!!

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artistamyjo said...

We haven't had much Spring in Mi. either.
In fact they're calling for snow Tues. into Wed. this week.
It has to be out there someplace !!!
Hugs, Amy

Carmen's Quilts said...

What a beautiful baby!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Years ago I spent a few months in Puget Sound, Wa ... I loved the rain, mist etc. it made everything so green and beautiful.
Can't wait to see your garden in bloom.
Love your sweet photo of your GRAND...isn't it good to have those memories (()

Susie Q said...

Spring peeked in on us this week but a change is coming tonight! Winter doesn;t seem ready to give up quite yet!
What a sweet picture of your angel!
Love,
Sue

Diane said...

What a darling picture of your granddaughter....flowers are pretty, too...I just checked on my poor frozen crocus's this morning, they are frozen solid and I broke one by touching it....so ready for Spring...thanks for sharing!

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