Greetings, Petals!

I hope you will bear with me during my site overhaul. Apologies if some of the writing is A BIT HUGE, or if some of the elements aren’t quite displaying consistently. Trained technicians will be dealing with this as soon as possible! And I am in the middle of changing the colours around too.

Great news! I am going to be doing a special regular “List” kind of feature, about every 2 weeks I’m guessing. It’s yet to be named, but will have tons of fun ideas – or is it tuns of fon ideas? – for getting, noticing or keeping art, colour, and joy in your life. Let me know if you have thoughts on this in the comments section below.

I have been busy in a few arenas…. Now I have a “Page” on FaceBook. Here is my badge:
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Last night I attended a dancing class. Step, step, step. Twirl, twirl, twirl. I admit I got a little bit dizzy. Maybe I do need to do the “log” and “egg” rolls during circus warm-up, to acclimatise myself to the motion.

Garden news: The blueberry plants have buds – potential berries, hooray! And with all the rain, the grass is just about taking over. Oranges are ripening on the tree – success! I hope it’s not too late to plant fruit trees, but I think the optimum time has passed. At the growers market I have been buying wonderful pistachio nuts, roasted, salted, and GROWN LOCALLY!

I am being a ScannerMonkey and organising scans of all the latest artwork, so New Stuff is not far away!

Take care,

Beware my friends, some of the following links may have you downloading and/or fascinated for hours:

What a great list for new mothers! Just the things to offer when someone you know has a new baby.

The short web/tv shows made by Daryl Hannah about all sorts of interesting world-wide green goings on are at her site: DH LoveLife. Can’t stop watching these engaging episodes. The next for me to watch is the second gorilla one.

America’s First Lady Mrs. Obama is getting a “kitchen garden” going at the White House. The link is to an article with more details and some of the plants listed. What a lovely simple gesture that could be very powerful.

The illustrated blog ‘Tiny Art Director” was recommended by a lovely woman blogger who says she laughs so much at it that milk comes out of her nose. Tiny Art Director is pictures by an illustrator with the comments his young daughter makes.

In my garden I am newly finding benefits and odours of “Dynamic Lifter” (chook manure) and “Seasol” (Seaweed/soluble?) after a horticultural-trained visitor helped me with some rose pruning and information. The roses are now blooming crazily, and there are certain new smells apparent outside the laundry door where the herbs are.

I have fine tuned my irrigation system a little bit, too. I have new octi-fountain-drippers, and have blocked off some now-misplaced ones (which were wasting water). Also inherited a 1500l water tank which needs some good thinking as to placement and plumbing. Planted a cherry/strawberry guava tree (between the pair of peaches and the left orange). I love planting trees.

Thanks for reading, take care of you,