When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
-Gerard De Nerval
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
-Hans Christian Andersen
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Obsessing over: the state of education and the school quality in the area. After learning what “grade” the school MM attends currently has, I was a little taken aback at how LOW the score was. I knew it wasn’t one of the better schools in the area, but it’s even lower than I would have guessed. Which has me looking more avidly at the private school options in the area and open enrollment into another school in the coming years. I’m not super worried about first grade – he’s a smart kid and the material shouldn’t be too difficult, but I want to make sure he’s getting the best education we can give him.
Feeling: beyond excited to see one of my favorite musicians performing in concert Thursday night. I’ve been a huge fan of Rebecca Loebe since the early 2000′s and it’s been far too long since I’ve last heard her perform – so excited she brought her tour all the way to Wisconsin – really looking forward to the show!
Working on: finding a new dresser for MM. We got both kids these terrifically inexpensive RAST dressers from IKEA a couple of years ago but they were much smaller than I’d realized when I ordered them and MM has already outgrown his and will need more room once the cooler weather / bulkier clothing season hits this fall. We’ll likely look at IKEA again but we want to go to the store so we can inspect the dressers carefully and get the right ones.
Proud of: my little entrepreneurial kiddos for having their first lemonade stand last week. They prepped some cans of organic frozen lemonade, made cookies, figured out pricing and a table to set everything up on. We didn’t pick the best time & day and didn’t see any walkers while we were out but two of my very good friends came by, one with her kiddos, so we still made almost $2 which in the eyes of a six year old is a lot of money, especially when it’s all in quarters! We may try again on a Friday or Saturday when the yard sales are out.
Reading: Fool by Christopher Moore – I just finished The Night Circus and needed a light funny book to fill the gap before I start our next book club pick. This should be perfect.
Excited about: the newest season of Doctor Who starting on Saturday. We should have just enough time to finish the 6 episodes from last season on Netflix Instant. Am I a little obsessed? Clearly. And I’m loving every minute.
Wishing: the laundry could fold itself. And you know, put itself away and maybe wash itself in the first place, too!
Pinning (The Delicious Edition):
raspberry sour cream coffee cake * watermelon raspberry sangria * banana walnut chocolate cookie cake