March 24, 2015

springing forward

Spring, in Georgia, has come perfectly on time. It may be the first time that I can remember being in a place where that felt true and for that I feel deeply grateful. Last Friday was the Spring Equinox, as well as the New Moon and a solar eclipse and right on cue that day turned out to be a brilliant 70 degree day with trees bursting in bloom everywhere you looked. Knowing that friends and family back in Philadelphia were getting hit with another blast of snow felt bittersweet. There is something invigorating about the change of seasons, most especially spring. Besides clearing out and cleaning up my home and excitedly planning out my first, honest herb and vegetable gardens, I have been busy in the pottery studio every chance I get. Here is a sample of what I have been working on just in time for the planting season...

March 2, 2015

evading winter

For the third February in a row I was lucky enough to head to warmer climes and meet up with friends old and new. This year (and last) I double booked myself and had the pleasure of going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and promptly heading west to Northern California. I thought that my move to Georgia would bring with it mild winters and a respite from snow and frost. All told, it had been one of the most pleasant winters I have ever experienced but that started to change right about when I left town for the Crescent City. While I was gone, Athens, Ga had a scant snow fall and a small ice storm and some parts of town lost power. Temperatures were frigid. I was happily soaking up sun walking through the parks and streets of New Orleans and slurping oysters while taking in the salt air off the bays of Marin.