December 31, 2011

THE STAVES - winter trees (perfect for today...)

December 30, 2011

"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden." ~ Robert Brault

December 5, 2011

created new (old) socks for the upcoming holiday....

“Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can't really predict success, let alone satisfaction.” ― Diane Ackerman, An Alchemy of Mind

November 28, 2011

new ideas...

imagination is not separate from reality;
it is the beginning of it.

alan cohen

November 14, 2011

lejardengirls artwork...
“Why must they grow up and lose it all?”
Virginia Woolf

November 9, 2011


It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart

image by lejardengirl aka b.lamphier
Finnick Odair, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

November 2, 2011


~i really enjoy the small people... to photograph...just a sweet stilllife...
baby grace...thank you..

October 26, 2011

October 14, 2011

October 9, 2011

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?

October 7, 2011

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.
We have forgotten what rocks, plants and animals still know. We have forgotten how to be - to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: here and now.

Eckhart Tolle

just doing my dance..

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

photo credit: June Vogt

August 26, 2011

throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

anais nin

July 24, 2011

~a huge thank you...

~wow...the Le jardin of Art was a great event...thank you to all the artists and for such a great showing...oh, and of course Mother nature...

July 14, 2011

~you are my garden...

~i am so excited for this event...summer evening at my studio and garden with so many great artists and good things to eat & drink...

July 7, 2011

~true nature...

Lines Written by a Bear of "Very Little Brain":

On monday, when the sun is hot I wonder to myself allot:

"Now is it true, or is it not

That what is which and which is what?"

On tuesday, when it hails and snows,

The feeling on me grows and grows

That hardly anybody knows,

If those are these or these are those.

On wednesday, when the sky is blue,

And I have nothing else to do,

I sometimes wonder if it's true

That who is what and what is who.

On thursday, when it starts to freeze,

And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,

How very readily one sees

That these are whose-but whose are these?

(A. A. Milne The World of Pooh)

new image...

July 5, 2011


The Tao never does anything,

yet through it all things are done.

If powerful men and women

could venter themselves in it,

the whole world would be transformed

by itself, in its natural rhythms.

People would be content

with their simple, everyday lives,

in harmony, and free of desire.

When there is no desire,

all things are at peace.

new image...the poppy's are opening up!!

June 28, 2011

~some of my favorite words...

Do you want to improve the world?

I don't think it can be done.

The world is sacred.

It can't be improved.

If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.

If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.

There is a time for being ahead,

a time for being behind;

a time for being in motion,

a time for being at rest;

a time for being vigorous,

a time for being exhausted;

a time for being safe,

a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are,

without trying to control them.

She lets them go their own way,

and resides at the center of the circle.

Tao Te Ching  #29

~new image...happy summer!!!

June 26, 2011

~the way I see it...

"We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden." - Anon

~my new piece..

June 24, 2011

~ in my garden...peony...

Can you coax your mind from its wandering

and keep to the original oneness?

Can you let your body become

supple as a newborn child's?

Can you cleanse your inner vision

until you see nothing but the light?

Can you love people and lead them

without imposing your will?

Can you deal with the most vital matters

by letting events take their course?

Can you step back from you own mind

and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,

having without possessing,

acting with no expectations,

leading and not trying to control:

this is the supreme virtue.

Tao Te Ching #10

the peony's are in full bloom...and truly perfect

June 18, 2011

~in the iris garden...

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." - W.E. Johns, creator of 'Biggles', 1893-1968, in 'The Passing Show', 1937

June 13, 2011

what do we really need...?

new image...
"I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time." (p. 192)

from the life of Pi~ Yann Martel