Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Spring and I am at a loss for words




How can I be at a loss for words when all around me is inexpressible beauty?





       Just when I thought the harsh winter would never ever end. Just when there was finally one day of 78 glorious degrees in April, followed by a snow flurry and icy conditions two days later. Out of firewood, studio too cold to work in, floor boards creaking and breaking. Cats burrowing in their hay boxes, wondering why the heck we ever moved out of Florida. 

                                        

      All of a sudden those hidden treasures from under the surface have begun their triumphant emergence through the soil. The birds are resuming their harmonious melodies. The front porch is again stretching out its arms for us to come, sit, drink our white wine, enjoy the star studded night sky without having to wear a parka and wool socks. 




"So then the year is repeating its old story again. We are come once more, thank God! to its most charming chapter. The violets and the May flowers are as its inscriptions or vignettes. It always makes a pleasant impression on us, when we open again at these pages of the         book of life." Goethe




So yes, I am at a loss for words.




 One of the great Pantone colors for spring is called Freesia. It's yellow, it's right out of the garden, and we are seeing a lot of it this season.





  
Freesia brooch upycled artist palette 


                                Freesia dangle earrings