Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Love Gardens

Since my last post even more big changes have happened in my professional life. One can look at them as negative or positive. I choose the latter.

i love gardens
Photo courtesy of Simply Bloom Photography

With all the changes, what has really solidified is my love of gardens. I love designing them, standing in them, learning about them, writing about them, teaching about them, eating from them and crafting from them. Gardens are so special and I'm about to burst just trying to figure out how to appropriately communicate my adoration for them.

i love gardens
Photo courtesy of Simply Bloom Photography

What are my big changes? If you don't mind I'll share that at a later date. Right now I'm sifting a lot in my head and trying to figure out how to focus. Ah, to focus...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Two Small Jumps Equals One Big Leap

Tomorrow I'm making a big shift in my life.

It's the day I split my professional life between two places: my position at a botanic garden, plus a new position, teaching landscape design to horticulture students.

I am excited about sharing my enthusiasm for garden design and equally thrilled to learn a fresh perspective from students and fellow faculty. I've learned so much the past eight years from my fellow botanic garden staff, that I can't wait to pass that on too.

a walk in the fog
Photo courtesy of hearblack

This is what popped out of my fortune cookie the other day:

Two small jumps are sometimes better than one big leap.

Though neither of these positions are small by any means, together I think they'll make my creative life richer. And here we go...