Friday, April 12, 2013

Is it possible

to fall in love every spring with this tree?

Last summer something hit the leaves and they all spotted.
This year we hit it with some composed cow tea in hope that it would hold its leaves better through the summer.
Just in case that is not possible I thought I needed to pay more attention to the tree as the leaves open.
It is so easy to walk through the day and not notice what is surrounding you.

I try to remind myself to look.

and if I am looking you are too.

What a love those leaves are.

Then there is the redbud tree that was planted several years ago.
Every year it has bloomed more until this year it is going to really show off.
I have to make myself walk out a different door of the studio so I can see this tree.
 Just pay attention.

We are working some extra hours trying to finish off the glazing before Monday so we can load the kiln.
We don't like to push this hard any more preferring to be ahead of the deadline if we can.
But, this one is going to be a close one for us.
Who knows, we really might be unloading the pots on Saturday morning.
It could happen.

Meanwhile, the trees and the greens of spring are holding me together.



smalltownme said...

I fall in love with my wisteria every spring. Now I'm in love with your redbud too.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OHHHHhhhhhh so much spring beauty!

Amy said...

yes, be on the lookout. great message and wonderful photos. hope all comes together quickly for the firing!

Michèle Hastings said...

Yesterday Jeff and I were looking at the Japanese maple tree in our yard because we also had those same bedraggled looking leaves last year. So far they look good and healthy, keeping fingers crossed.

Gail said...

Lovely! I didn't know that redbud trees managed so well as far north as you are. I'm familiar with them in Texas were it seldom gets below freezing.

Tracey Broome said...

I'm a sucker for the pinks and yellows of spring. So glad I had my baby in April, what a great time for a new life, and now birthdays. Why do we always push it until the last minute, we all do it though don't we?!

Linda Starr said...

Love the maple's, perhaps our next place I'll plant a few, we had several when we lived in the mountains in California. I think the leaves can burn and shrivel up in summer, they seem to thrive as an under story tree

Shortstuff said...

I'll help you unload! Love the redbuds and the Japanese maple. C U SOOOON!

cookingwithgas said...

Small town- I am in love with the redbud as well but i am happy to share the love.
Gail- you made me go read more about redbuds... I had to.

cookingwithgas said...

Les! yes, you can help!

adamborzy said...

The word "lovely" seems not enough to describe it..