Monday, March 21, 2011

She Sings of Spring

The sun is shining warm and golden, the air smells like damp earth, daffodils that I didn't know about are poking up in our yard -- it is officially Spring! Granted, the weather forecast for this week includes snow and the Michigan grass is still sad and brown, but I'm hoping it will be the last major frost of the season. Winter can be magical, but there's nothing quite like the renewal that Springtime brings. It makes me feel like anything is possible.

Are you familiar with the photography of Samantha Lamb? I came across her photos my sophomore year of college and have been in love with her work ever since. I've been reading her blog lately, where she writes about her artwork and her life at Early Bird Acres, an Oklahoma farm she recently moved to. She drives an old, lovely, chipped white chevy and bakes pies with heart-cut crusts on a daily basis. Her life is a "perpetual picnic" and she captures all the details with her camera. I'm so envious of it all!

Everything about the above photo sings of Spring to me -- sweet, soft grass and budding flowers, reading outside in the afternoon sun, bare feet, picnics with Christopher, wandering through state parks. I also realize how desperately my house needs a soft, worn honeycomb quilt! I may just enlist the help of my dear friend Sharon and make one of my own... my Springtime to-do list is stacking up quickly. Happy Spring everyone!

1 comment:

Sharon Telschow said...

I'm in for a quilting lesson any day of the year! It's the perfect time of year for some good stitching on a quilt...just cool enough.