Friday, April 22, 2011

And then? Flora and Fauna....

So yes, one can flounder after a life changing event, like losing a parent, a sibling, a loved one. Dad passed about 4 weeks ago. I just haven't had too much to say and so, poor blog, sits here on a long pause. I think it's the first "blog pause" I've had for such a long time. I'm sorry if you missed me, ha ha!
I don't have much to say, but I do have some interesting photos to share. Images of Spring in the Midwest, starting with the return of the Sandhill Cranes, which are easier to hear than to see around here. But I did catch a flock resting in a nearby field when they began to move in this Spring.

Rite of Spring - Mariah climbs a tree.

Other signs of Spring including flowers trying to grow, and getting smacked down by late snowfalls and frosts.

I channeled my dad the first week of April and planted onion sets, some cool weather seeds, pea pods, radishes. My dad and mom raised us all to work in their gardens and I do have very early memories of different tasks. So it felt good to dig in the dirt when the weather was friendly...lately, it's not friendly. Very cold and wet....

That's OK. I'm finally catching up on indoor studio work: back orders, commitments, creativity. It's all in there, somewhere, I just have to dig for it a bit. Campground will reopen in just about a week....Happy Easter Weekend to all.


Ann said...

so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm sure he left you with many fond memories. I'm sure you'll be back into the full swing of things in no time.

Lin said...

I've been thinking of you lately and wondering how you are doing.

I can't believe it will be campground season soon! Yeah! I'm really hoping that we can get there one of these days. I think some tent camping might be nice some weekend.

Lenox Knits said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm sure the wound is still fresh so I'm impressed that you have as much inspiration as you do.
Everything here has been cold and wet too. It's been hard to get myself outside to take any pictures.
I'm just coming back from a much longer blog break and it's really hard to keep that motivation.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back- and with a new blog change- I like it! Also glad that you took the time that you needed, and did what you needed to be close to your dad:)

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks so much for all the kind words, blogger buddies!! So happy you all could drop by...and I hope to be a little more "on it" here with my blog going forward!!


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