Signs of Spring

We’re seeing the first signs of Spring in the garden. I love seeing the snowdrops come up, and the first daffodils, too. We’ll be seeing more varieties of daffodils and the tulips soon, too – ...

So much snow …

It snowed multiple times this week, and this is the most accumulation we’ve had since moving to Chicagoland ten years ago. It is really peaceful and beautiful, in spite of the cold. Though it feels ...

Fall splendor

Due to Covid-19, I spend most of my life in the house. I get a feeling for the change of seasons mostly from the shop – short sleeves and doors open in Summer, bundled up ...

Lilies

I think playing Animal Crossing has given me a new appreciation for lilies! They have all just burst into bloom around the neighborhood, and I just love the variety of color when I’m out for ...

Spring blooms

It is such a pleasure to watch the changes in our garden as the days go by.  I think it’s so important to see the beauty, to appreciate the incremental changes, and to realize that ...

Lunches at home

One of the real pleasures of working from home is that I don’t have to get up super early to pack all my meals.  Since I am doing intermittent fasting at the moment, I block ...

Orchids

The Chicago Botanic Gardens has a spectacular orchid show in the late winter each year.  We haven’t in awhile, but I thought I would share these pictures from years past.

Ripples

A grate near the new Veterans’ Park in Evanston Illinois. Since taking metalsmithing classes I am definitely seeing things like this in a new way. To me this looks like the ripples created on the ...