At home, bounty from the local nursery, and spring planting...
The columbine, our state flower - this is one my husband bought me two years ago when we bought this house. It has established itself quite beautifully!

Strawberries in's their second year, as well. Now if we could just find a way to keep the squirrels from picnicking on the fruit!
Two little vinca vines, which I bought because they remind me of a character named Vinca in one of my favorite books of all time - Le Blé en Herbe by Colette. I'm going to make a hanging basket with them.

Gorgeous pink lillies that my mum sent me for my first mother's day.
And some unicorn sedge that I bought just because I couldn't resist it. The purple-black tulips are from last fall's planting!
One of my mother's day gifts from my husband: a doorbell made from an old prize-fighting bell. How cool is that?
Getting ready to plant.
No, I still havent' taken down my paper snowflakes and replaced them with origami cranes...any day now, I'll find the time to fold those cranes! Haha.
Q admiring my cruiser bike.


Jeanne-ming said...

she looks grwon up in this shot....i am heading to China tonight, Nanking....and will breathe in deeply and let that place know, Q is well loved.

Evelyne said...

Bonjour Maia, douces couleurs livrées pour notre ta si charmante petite fille. Merci

Tina Tarnoff said...

those tulips are so amazing, and I love the color of dhalias. so lovely and such a treat for my eyes. thanks for posting these photos! my orchids are in bloom too, it makes me so happy to see it! have great weekend. and your doughter is blooming and lovely too!