Spring so soon ?
Sun is out 70*, bulbs in bloom and more on the way .
When other parts of the country is buried in snow here in
California we are looking for rain, shall we get a few
drops more it's hard to say, difficult to wish for more
winter when it's so splendid .
We have many pots of bulbs and add to them each year .
It may be brief, but the enjoyment is so worth the wait.
we drove 5 miles inland to a ranch high on a hill
to pick oranges, lemons and tangerines, the air was
sweet with the scent of citrus, I parked in the vineyard and
we hiked down with our buckets and bags .
The fruit trees beginning to blossom, the hills blanketed
in green velvet, such a gorgeous sight .
The trees were bursting with ripe fruit we filled
our bags heavy with the bounty......
I stood at the edge in awe of the beauty....
just beyond those hills lies the pacific ocean .
Back at home we empty our sacks and delight
in our good fortune.... this is juice, marmalade,
and of course peel & eat,
with plenty to share.........
Meanwhile I've been busy creating in clay,
I love these loose bowls, when glazed I think
will be wonderful with a floating camellia.......
They sit drying in my studio window
like waves of ruffles ..............
I'm getting silly......
I'm getting frilly.......
.........and sillier yet, I've never known a craft
to be more calming and addictive, I've been spending
hours in complete joy making senseless FUN.........
All the while this painting I sketched out
two months ago sits waiting to be worked
on..... I'll get to it eventually, right now
I'm living in the moment
doing what feels good .
Hope you enjoyed a few moments in my world ..
Wishing you happy days ~ victoria