It seems that the time of year has arrived that I take a bit of a break from creating in my studio. With a couple of visits to the local greenhouse I aim my creativity at the outdoors. I have a small patio right outside of my kitchen door and in the Summer this patio becomes an extra room of our home. We eat our meals , watch a little TV, read a good book, play board games surrounded by the beauty of nature. I wanted to share with you tonight some of my favorite areas of my garden. As you will see I love to add vintage pieces among the flowers for added interest. I hope you enjoy my little tour.......
Did you notice the little Beagle nose poking through the fence? Sassy is always at the gate ready to welcome any visitor or passerby. Mabel on the otherhand is happy to relax in the backyard under the big shade tree.
I have a few more flowers to plant and then it is back to the studio for me. There are several projects that need completed so check back soon. I will be posting pictures as soon as they are finished.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.