it’s a fine line

it’s a fine line

peonies are in blossom everywhere. everywhere except my yard that is. we have too much shade. so, it is taking all of my will power and then some not to steal a blossom or two of this favorite flower from someone’s side yard, where they are spilling over with such heavy profusion that the owners couldn’t possibly miss one blossom. or maybe two. i would never do that of course. it would be against the rules of neighborliness and decorum. although i do pride myself on being something of a rule breaker. but regardless, i would never do that. never, as in, like, almost 100 percent never.

peony bud and blossom

  • Ginny Talbert says:

    Ha!! The peony police must have been distracted. Did you leave donuts on the other side of someone’s yard, Miss Almost 100%? You make me smile.

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social media at its collaborative best

social media at its collaborative best

i recently posted some lupine photos to instagram. there were eight of them or so, and through an inadvertent session of crowdsourcing, the popular favorite, by a landslide, was an arrangement of lupine leaves, without flowers, which people loved, and decided they would like to see as wallhangings, wrapping paper, and possibly wallpaper. so i took a step deeper into the world of lupine leaves, and look at what emerged. thank you to everyone who cared to be an instagram art critic, and a STILL blog inspiration. three cheek kisses to all of you.

lupine leaf repeat

  • Patty says:

    Yup, that’d make some pretty awesome wallpaper. I’d like mine to be peel and stick (for the camper).

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you give what you have

you give what you have

this composition of dried golden bits of nature is not very summery, except for the fact that minnesotans clean their basements in the summer, and when i clean my basement, i do not haul up winter boots, old hoodie sweatshirts, and worn out power tools, but, as it happens, dried golden bits of nature.

  • Kate says:

    With a small basement reno going on, can’t believe the decades of stuff coming up the stairs! Nothing as artful as this though. :) Side note: as a follower of your work here and on instagram, I marvel at how quiet the comment space is here and how effusive it is on instagram…

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deconstructed lupine

deconstructed lupine

our son is on a two week camping trip and i get to date my husband for a little while. I feel equally unsettled about not being the supervisor of our precious charge, and happily energized about a schedule dictated by my creative urges and the occasional sneak to an impromptu dinner, rather than by soccer practice and shopping malls. today I found a playmate in lupine, and we spend a delightful couple of hours together.

wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)

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i planted a garden. scroll down to watch it grow.

circle of mid-june green bits 

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