Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dali lama)

A friend sent this quote to me today and I realized it sums up my life perfectly over the past few months. Back in January I had to make a shift from one position to another. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now am more than elated. My new position is teaching full-time and I'm thrilled to wake up every morning. How fortunate to share my love of gardens and design with eager students.  Can this be true?

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

My First Spring Arrangement

I can finally bring cut flowers in from the garden again.  Our Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are popping with color and just begging me to grace our dining room table with their fabulous blooms.

Virginia Bluebells (outside)

I found my favorite mini-bottles and tucked three stems into each one.  These little glass cuties were purchased at a university surplus store.  They were probably once part of a science experiment, but now fill a special place in my diverse vase collection.

Virginia Bluebells (inside)