Well it sure felt like Spring yesterday. Whether(weather) or not this is true still remains to be seen. I was so excited by the 60 degree temperatures and little flowers rearing up through the dead and composting leaves that I went out and started clearing the beds and cutting things back in preparation of new growth. Chances are we will still see some more snow, but nothing very significant. And I am keeping my fingers crossed that all the freezing and frost are just about done too. I snapped a few pics of my Crocus now in bloom and my favorite, tiny Snowdrops, that are scattered here and there. This morning I noticed that after yesterday's warmth that the Daffodils grew about double from where they were! My perennial beds are full of new growth and random nubs breaking the surface. I'm excited to see all the new Allium that I planted last year. I think there were 20 bulbs of a smaller variety of Allium and something else, that I cant seem to remember...I already have two other really large Alliums that come up each year. That's part of the fun of bulbs...suuuur-prizzzze...because you plant'em and forget'em until they are popping up.
I have even begun to plan out a little growth project of my own...enlarging the veggie garden so I can add asparagus and enlarging one of my flower beds to accommodate some cone flowers from another bed that are in much need of being thinned out...maybe some Dahlia bulbs too. Click to enlarge image.
On a separate note, the tally is in from our recent Empty Bowls fundraiser...drum roll please...3,020.00 dollars!!! All money went to our local Indiana County Foodbank. Here is a picture of the organizers with IUP grad student helper Emmaneulle Wambach..Josh Floyd, Emmanuelle, Nancy Smeltzer and Harmony Ritchie. These guys do a great job organizing the soups, PR, participants and even getting a lot of the bowls made and fired. Here's a pic of the whole spread along with it...
As far as my pots go...lets just say...I'm working on it. Having lunch with Dan Kuhn the other day he said this true statement to me..."you should listen to your own words", "that's ceramics"...indeed sir...and shit does happen...I should understand this by now, and it hasn't been a total big fat fail...so word to you and all ya'll's mothas. Just you wait.