Sunday, July 5, 2009

Psychiatrists and neurologists like tell us that if we can end fill our days with gratitude, we will find more and more to be grateful for. These days, I have plenty to be grateful for. Each morning brings around 20 blueberries and marrionberries for my picking pleasure. Birds are singing, and the kale is high. After baking a cherry pie earlier this week, I spent much of today gardening, enjoying the sunshine. I love working outside, especially when Billy is around too. Being creative with someone you love is magical, especially in a backyard like ours.

This video is from last night, and shows how Billy has moved at least a part of his art studio up from the basement and into the patio-garden area. This painting has already progressed quite a bit since this clip-- now, stripes of blue tape cover up what he wants to keep, and the major elements of the painting--I see a face, a fence, and a bird--are coming forward. I love living with an artist.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can she make a cherry pie?

You bet! Here's a pic of the cherry pie I made last night... some of the cherries were from the tree in our back yard. (We recently discovered that the cherries are not merely ornamental! What an exciting day that was.) The pie has a store-bought bottom crust and a home-made lattice top. There are amalynciar (spelling? Billy would know...) berries in the holes in top. Billy told me that the pioneers in these here parts used to eat those berries all the time.