on this mid-week messiness of life, i have been stuck at home with a nit gnawing touch of illness. it certainly isn't awful, just enough to slow me down in all the wrong ways. just enough to make life quite messy. again.
i am grateful for my healthy boys (even if they are feeling a bit restless and grumpy from being homebound by their mom).
i am grateful for a husband that was home, yesterday making them waffles & teaching the boys, over breakfast, about the value of copying and individuality -about the wanting to be different, yet at the same time, wanting exactly what your brother wants (the conclusion is sometimes this is good, other times not so much)
& i am grateful for these flowers:
i am swooning sing song smitten with them. their layers. their hushed beauty. their talent to live off the branch for much longer than i thought they would. & as a result i have taken too many photos of them. i keep playing with the light and the composition of colors, placing them in different areas of the house, figuring out what brings out the right colors when. i have learned a few things -Ranunculus' do not like to be photographed at night -they are incorrigible at night & down right indignant. they want their colors to be worshiped. & the truth is, nothing actually likes to be photographed at night with the unfortunate aperture i have to take these photos.
but i am so gloriously grateful and happy when i am able to turn a little nothing into a something. & as you can see, that for this week anyway, my blog banner is also full to bursting with these lovelies. hope you are not too overwhelmed.i continue on in my quest to uncover more art inside myself in april. i keep trying to draw these willy nilly flowers, but they just seem to escape me. there is a part of me that believes they are the easiest things to draw, and the most difficult to actually capture just so. but if you don't work at it, you never get better, correct?
(& berries & owls).
& hopefully, i am linking up, connecting with you somewhere in this collective soulful tattered web.
& for that i am grateful as well.
if you are linking up with littlegreenshed this week, i am looking forward to seeing the garden of things you have documented and brought into your life. it really is such a perfect project, big enough to make it fun and varied, yet small enough that you can almost make it through all the different blogs! i am so so grateful for this!