Lilacs for a Still Life
Finally  -  I think we have spring.   I had to scrape car windows yesterday morning, but the sun is shining, and I think we're gonna be okay.

I'm busy getting ready for summer  -  we go from winter to summer here, and it always seems to catch me off guard.  I've spent the past couple of days on the computer registering people for classes and workshops.  That's a good thing.  I am trying to get a little bit done in the garden so I'll be ready for my summer kick-off workshop. There are also things inside to do, such as shaping up my lesson plans, and packing up for the bookbinding workshop next week.

Last weekend, my friend Karen and her husband came over, and the four of us cleaned up my garden.  Karen directed, I made decisions, and the guys dug holes and lugged plants.  Actually we all lugged, and felt like we had really put in a day's work when we were finished.  It looks great!  What fantastic friends!!! I still have to put in, and pot, some annuals, but I'm going to wait until there is no chance of frost. Whenever that might be.

It's Memorial Weekend, the official beginning of summer, and the time to remember all those who have died serving our country. 


Diana said...

This is going to make a gorgeous painting can't wait to see it. love,Diana

Marj said...

Will be looking for your Lilac watercolor....and some photos of the books that are made in your class! :-)
What fun to get all that "work" done in your garden....!

Catherine said...

Diana and Marj - I'm not sure now that this is going to make it into a painting. We just got home from California, and now summer kicks off with workshops starting Friday. Fun! I will always have this photo to refer to later, of course.

Joan said...

Is your book no longer in print? Is there another source other than Amazon where it can be purchased?

Catherine said...

Hi Joan,
I see Amazon has 7 in stock and more on the way. Also, any book store can order it for you. Maybe there was a glitch on the Amazon site, if it wasn't showing that it is available.

Joan said...

Was 5/25/13 the last entry on your blog? I'm just curious as you seem to have had more current posts in the past. Yes, I checked out every post clear back to the beginning in '08!