I'm an enthusiastic consumer of mechanical pencils and gummy erasers, probably having much to do with the fact that I am continously planning and replanning my weeks, months, and years. Emotionally, I feel like I have been all over the board this Spring. In my thrust of forward momentum I didn't make the time to reflect on what was swirling around me and whether I was okay with or even knew what I was moving toward. This past week I am finally starting to feel at peace with it all.
It's been a beautiful week in SF. One that started out super hot, atypical for summers here, and then gave us a gentle rain yesterday.
Greg and I spent Memorial Day weekend down in Soquel with Carra. She and I got in a solid day of planting out, during which I concluded that the beds of my eventual farm can be no more than 3 feet across. My T Rex arms just can't reach further than that. Here's her Chicken Frida. She's real sweet.
I also got to spend time with Fallon up at the Ranch in Petaluma. It was a tour day so I got to to lurk in the background as she unravled her encyclopedic, romantic descriptions of the many old and special rose varieties growing there.
And here's my gold nugget of wonderful things that happened this Spring. I had the unbelievably lucky and wonderful chance to assist the Pioneering force behind today's seasonally driven floral movement on her book shoot out here. Yup, folks, the one and only Ariella Chezar. I've kept this mostly to myself until now, because it was one of those experiences that you can't believe is real even after it's happened. She is the one of the most gracious, generous, patient, and talented people I've ever had the opportunity to learn from.
So...guess that was my Spring in a nutshell. Until next time!