Sunday, April 20, 2014

Made it Through

Red gerber daisy, a favor from a friends baby shower last year. It made it through the winter and is happily blooming!

I think one of the dogs knocked this poor flower off its stem. Down a daisy.

The gerber daisy has a roommate. I love geraniums! Their leaves are beautiful and I love the smell!

Budding geranium.

I am not usually one to go for red, but these geraniums were left when a roommate moved out. I love the vibrancy of the blooms though!!!

Love the brilliance of these stunning flowers!
I was so happy that the gerber daisy made it through the winter. And I adore the smell of geraniums- so fresh! These were gifts/given to me and have been sitting in the eastern facing window all winter waiting for more sun. I don't know if I have a favorite flower, I appreciate them all as the come... Well, except for petunias. I am not a fan of those sticky icky flowers! I have worked at a few greenhouses in my life and I always hated deadheading them, it always left my hands endlessly sticky. Other than that, I just love having plants around in general, flowering or not.

Do you have a favorite plant or flower?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Inspiration

Buds starting to form on tree branches

Vernal pond.

Maianthemum dilatatum- false lily of the valley starting to poke up here, there and everywhere.

Amazing how nature can revive and grow after being broken down: Tree sprouting branches after being broken off at the top.

I love birch trees, I love the bark, the textures, the colors...

New growth. Fresh young, green branches sprouting buds.

Lichens on a boulder.

Old turkey tail mushrooms on a log.

More turkey tails, past their prime and with moss starting to take over, on a fallen log.

More happy dog!!! Oh Margi, you are so cute!

Close up of little buds on a delicate branch.

More delicate buds on thin branches, beautiful green from pine boughs in the background.

It is only a matter of time before these green buds burst open into foliage!

I love the texture through the lens of these thin branches all layered together.

It is like a sigh of relief seeing buds and green!

Wild raspberry cane with leaves tightly bound in bud form... For now.

It is a sigh of relief to finally see things brightening and budding in the woods.
I had to look hard and focus on the details to see the signs (other than abundant birdsong, of course), but the signs are all there! And although this cold never seems to end, you can see that spring is most definitely here!!!

What are your favorite things about spring?

(p.s. Today is the last day to save on the new Little Owl pants. Pre-order ends tonight!)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It is finally spring and I am feeling light-hearted!

Enjoying a morning at the beach

Jump high!

Modeling the new print (Heart Ferns) in green on brown yoga pants. Pre-order goes until the 18th.

Grassy flats between the beach and the marsh.

Bare and gnarly branches rise from the grass.

Weathered dead tree branches

Beach grass plumage.

Looking at a field of beach grass through twisted branches.

Naked tree against the blue sky.

Bessie Mu-dog emerging from exploring the tall beach grass.

Happy Margaret Sue (our adopted tripod pup) checking out the marsh.

New design "Gastropod"/snail under a leafy branch hand printed on a light bright red, triblend women's tee.

Newest print (Gastropod) on super comfy and soft, triblend women's tee.

I failed to post the other day about the newest Little Owl designs. I am finally starting to bring in some yoga/fitness pants and they are SOOO comfy! "Heart Ferns" hand printed on either brown or black pants. They are on pre-order until next Friday (April 18, at midnight). Find out more about the special pre-order offer here.

There is also a new women's tee color and design in the shop! Find it here.