Yes, it is a record – I have never gone missing this long from my blog and social media. After enough caring emails about whether I am ok, I thought I should let you know I am indeed OK.
The concept of seasons is rich with so many layers of meaning.
I am just realizing that my life is SO very seasonal. My art gallery, my vacation rental, AND my two gardens all peak at the same time of year.
May until the end of October is a blur of activity and responsibility that makes my head spin. I have always realized that my head was spinning, but never actually stopped to figure out why.
So, I am coming down from my busy season and ready to be back in touch.
Autumn is the season of CHANGE and this beautiful Hydrangea blossom is showing all her color transitions.
And the Fall garden is in transition as well – a yearly happening that is bittersweet for me, and downright irritating for Mark. I drive him crazy during the sporadic freeze phase – shlepping things in and out.
As a weather and radar junkie, I always know when the overnight temperature will kill the plants. I can deal with that when we are looking at persistent cold, but there is always this time of limbo: daytime temperatures in the 70’s and plenty of sun and overnight lows in the 40’s, so most flowering plants are still at it. But then, we get a surprise, a one night freeze that can put an end to it all. So, we carry lots of the containers indoors overnight . . .
This is the entrance way, but we also fill the dining room. Then, in the morning, they all go back out to enjoy the next batch of sunny days. Meanwhile, I work on moving the most tender plants like the Tropical Hibiscus to the greenhouse for the winter.
In the evenings, it is still warm and pretty enough for the dogs and I to spend some swing time.
The garden is not exactly photogenic, but it is still so pretty . . .
The courtyard Aspens cover everything in golden, dropped leaves, which will make great mulch for the Winter. It is the sign that the end of this year’s gardening season is right around the corner.
SO, what else have I been doing?
Having great fun with art and discoveries, and am looking forward to sharing them.
But, I would really like to solicit your opinions on the present state of blogging.
It seems that so many artist blogs have gone sleepy if they are alive at all, and their authors are hanging out on Facebook, Instagram, etc. instead.
Are blogs still interesting to you? Do you like the more detailed approach to things, or are we entering an era where quick and minimal is the way? I want to know how you’re feelings about this these days.
I love Instagram and haven’t even had time for that in the last three months, but now, I have some time again and wonder where to spend it.
Though I do love browsing my Instagram feed, I very often find myself desiring to know more details. I am a lover of “story” in all things.
How about you?
Talk to me . . . and you don’t have to be quick and minimal. Please share your thoughts.