Finding beauty growing in a parking strip

“. . . what matters in the long run is the quality of our individual days.”
Wendy Lustbader, Life Gets Better:  The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older

I have nothing in the queue waiting to post.  Sometimes I wonder if I still have anything to say/share after more than three years of blogging.  Today’s is the simplest of posts — a pretty picture and a quote to think about.

I don’t have a grand plan with my blog.  It is enough for me to remark on one small thing from my string of individual days — whether a recipe, an outing, a passage from a book I’ve just read.  Nothing big.  Is this too superficial?  I don’t really know.  I’m not ready to tackle any big issues in public.

Sometimes I feel like I’m just muddling through life.

At least the discipline of posting regularly to my blog has resulted in a kind of online journal of my individual days.  I was here.  And this is what I put my attention to.  Amen.



Nature Journaling

February 19, 2011

The nature sketchbooks of Molly Hashimoto

Union Bay Wild Exhibit: Paintings and prints by Molly Hashimoto

The Elisabeth C Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture is showing an exhibit of nature paintings by Molly Hashimoto through March 24th.  I aspire to keep a nature journal, so it was encouraging to see some of Hashimoto’s on display.  The “Union Bay Wild” exhibit is definitely worth a stop.  And while you are there, stroll the grounds to see what’s blooming in the botanical gardens.  You can link to the library website here:

Seen on a recent stroll through the gardens at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Hellebore, Center for Urban Horticulture