Monday, March 31, 2008

Green, Green. Fresh and Green

Lily of the valley has more blossoms. Tiny white bells chiming fragrant notes of Spring.

Today I will continue to be guided by the list, and I will accomplish as much as I can while accepting, as so many of you noted, that there will always be more to add to life's lists. My lily, and gardening friends, are tempting me to try and make a bit of a garden outside. All past attempts have been foiled by a clumsy thoughtless dorky... by our landlord. He has unleashed untold damages on my gardening attempts that make me very sad and angry. Hope Springs Eternal?

Hopes and dreams, the stuff that keeps us moving forward.

Besides wanting to dig around in a garden, I think I will reconfigure the kitchen. A clean kitchen, purged and organized, smelling of cut limes and hot corn tortillas, is comforting and good.


  1. Natalie,
    Your green for spring was such a tonic, I love the cilantro and avacado treat at the end. I had a land lord that messed with my garden for several years. I do empathise with you. But as spring comes eternaly, so does hope if we nuture it. Your good at that and good at passing it along. I was refreshed by your post today thank you. I'm home to my kitchen now, your on to something my dear.

  2. Yum, that tortilla combo looks so delightful!


  3. I really like your blog. The photos are very interesting and I like the post about how you feel. I might want to link that in one of my posts. From one mom to another.

  4. Do you know this song?

    White choral bells, upon a slender stalk
    Lilies of the Valley line my garden walk
    Oh how I wish, that you could hear them ring
    That will happen only when the fairies sing

    It's an old girl scout standard -- always think of it when I see these blooming so beautifully.

  5. Oh how I love Lily of the valley!! I think I need to plant some and stop trying to look for them in nurseries and flower shops!! not easy to find here in the states. When I lived in France, every may first, everywhere you went you were given a little sprig of it for good luck. Restaurants, stores etc. They even had small pots of them in the grocery stores selling for next to nothing. I would buy a bunch of them and put them all over the house. Your photographs are stunning by the way!!!!!!

  6. Let me know how that list thing works. I need something that motivate me and keep me on task.


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