Winter is beginning to lose its grip on the land around here. The snow is beginning to melt and the streams are rushing along full of the most beautiful clear water.
Here's a little visual diary of nature along our road today.
The snow is melting in this swampy area but before it all goes away it has formed some lovely white pillowing mounds.
My favorite beech trees are still hanging onto their leaves. Here they are making a lovely pattern on the snow in the woods.
There's still barely a bit of color outside except for the sumac plumes. They are clinging to their redness and look faded but colorful against the clear blue sky.
My dogs Phoebe and Ness are my constant companions on my walks. They would love to walk for miles. At least we are getting out a bit now. The biting cold has subsided and I'm starting to crave being outside again. We are all lookng forward to the things that come along with spring and summer.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.