grasshopper pesto

almost made a fine batch of orthopteron parpadelli sunday night. until the little guy jumped from the basil and landed on the “off” button on my food processor. it was not his time to go. good thing i wasn’t making pomegranate salad dressing too, as this gorgeous hornworm might have met his vinegarry doom that… Read more »

the whisper of butterfly wings…

two days ago, this flutter of blue whooshed past my studio window. i took several photos of this gorgeous butterfly, but i like this one the best. it looks like a wild impressionist watercolor. essence of butterfly. i talked to my dear friend kernie yesterday. (my print, “kernie in spring” is named after her.) kernie… Read more »

let’s see….

who’s in… my loverly… pippingtooth garden… today. how did i ever get this lucky???

look what i found growing in my garden this morning…

sweet reed. great week though deer threw big bash in the garden one night and clearly smoked all my bean seedlings. seems they are recovering. (the beans, i mean) had a visit from a cardinal red dragonfly on the pomegranate bush yesterday. wish it would play pretend barrette in my hair for a day. dig… Read more »

oh mah gah!

beet sprouts already!

ladies….start your seed packets

the last several days, elena and i have been sorting thru a million seed packets. so far we’ve planted beets, swiss chard, turnips, fennel, peppers, tomatoes and beans. i’ve gotta get the gourds in the ground so we can have the traditional pumpkins for easter. you know how the children love to run around gathering… Read more »

quick grab the seed packets…

elena and doug and i spent all day saturday and sunday tilling the garden and unearthing forgotten flowerbeds. we’ve decided to change doug’s name to “dig” after his grueling day. the vegetable garden is ready…quick grab the seed packets. i’m sheepishly tilling

one big happy

my garden is most colorful when it’s filled with my friends and family. i’m happiest when elena and i are sitting in the circle of adirondak chairs plotting and planning our millionth gardening scheme with our dear friend, christian (the ever-so-talented-renaissance-man-but really-more-like-my-adopted-3rd-son-home-from-college). I’m in seventh heaven when i see my sweet hubby amble down to… Read more »