Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Golden California

December 14, 2016

California is called the Golden State for the 1849 Gold Rush, the golden hills, the gold in Hollywood and Silicon Valley . . . and now for gingko gold. Our one tree puts out enough leaves to turn our front yard into a natural Klimt painting (and you know there’s a quilt in that!).

Lani Longshore gingko variegated

We live in an area that gets white, frozen water snow maybe once a decade. The golden snow comes every year.

Lani Longshore gingko leaves on rock

By happy coincidence, the tree lost its leaves just as an iris bloomed, so we got a double gold effect.

Lani Longshore gingko leaves and iris

Nature being what it is, there’s no way of knowing how the yard will look next year. I remember once our back yard looked as if it had been festooned with white lace, but the next year the blooming schedules didn’t work out as well. Time to be in the moment for the moment and enjoy my golden state.

Lani Longshore gingko leaves and orange

Luck and wisdom!

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An Avalanche of Creativity

September 2, 2015

That’s what a friend called my sewing room – an avalanche of creativity. I told her I was going to steal that line, and now I have. She’s absolutely right, there are many avalanches-in-progress in that room.

No loud noises, or it will start a slide

No loud noises, or it will start a slide

Sometimes the creative destruction seeps out to other rooms.

Handwork hanging by a thread

Handwork hanging by a thread

Then there are the projects that are approaching critical mass but haven’t tipped over yet.

I added a new ribbon around the vase last week

I added a new ribbon around the vase last week

Still, that’s the way nature works – spilling out all over the place.

Life reaching out

Life reaching out

Luck and wisdom!