around here, my hydrangeas are blooming. i have two different styles…one that leans to blue or pink depending on the soil conditions. and one that is “white”…a misnomer really…because if you look closely, the individual petals have the sweetest, palest pink blush to them with a just a dab of chartreuse just to keep things interesting.
around here, hydrangeas are a delightful consolation to peony season being so short. they remind me of the ebb and flow in the garden. the seasons of flowers…but especially those times between blooms….the in-between seasons.
around here, i am using my new cast-iron skillet like a boss! a birthday gift from my parents, i’ve made pancakes with it (so good!). and a couple of night’s ago i used it to make my world famous ‘clean out the refrigerator’ pasta. it’s tripp’s least favorite thing i make…with the exception of maybe risotto. think i’ll make some biscuits and gravy in it this weekend just to keep my ‘southern girl’ street cred.
around here, we are transitioning towards summer. although the lack of sunshine lately would indicate the opposite. but it’s something about the quality of the light and shadow. and the thick, moist air. a change in the landscape for sure. and i’m thinking about summer…thinking of ways to avoid a repeat of last summer….thinking about magic and how to keep it. how to make it.
around here i am enjoying the first day of some much needed, very much appreciated paid time off (my three favorite words in the english language!). it’s been a “full” couple of months and i’m going to use this time to breathe and recharge. i am envisioning slow, quiet mornings and lots of afternoon garden walkabouts. also lots of coffee drinking and wine sipping. i might also use this time to get to the bottom of the desk in my office. #yeahright #goodluckwiththat
around here, although i have been somewhat hit or miss lately, i am so grateful for this space…my tiny little corner of the inter webs. for a million reasons, but mostly because it helps me to focus on the good in my ordinary life. the beautiful. the magical. the little things that bring me so much happiness. and as always, i am profoundly and eternally grateful for letting me share it with you.
happy friday friends!!