I’m really hoping that as my granddaughter gets older, she’ll be able to spend some time here, and in the garden with me! And these sound like very sound pieces of advice on how to do just that. :)
Wow! I love this! I have always followed my own love of gardening and shared that with my kids. Now my son 13 and my younger daughter 11, still follow me into the garden daily. It has been wonderful for our family.
Cheers for the likes and comments, much appreciated.
Hows your Garden/growing coming on? My seeds and inital plantings made from beginning of March soared to begin with but have been hit back recently with the windy not very sunny weather we've had in south wales. i am eating lettuce and radish though.
I would love to be able to have lettuce and radishes to pick! Here in Southern California gardening is year round. There is always something growing, or ripening, or blooming.It is good, but also overwhelming at times. I don’t care for the super hot summers and that is coming up quick.
Thanks for the note. Your photos are wonderful. My favorite so far is the one of the little children together…I think you said they were cousins. :) (May 21) I love your photos of people. I don’t know how to say it, but you really seem to capture their “humanity”.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”—Ira Glass (via nefffy)
Thank you, you are way too kind! And you're welcome!
This summer is actually way too busy to get to California, but next summer I should be visiting family there and in BC. Your images of Huntington really make me miss that area, since it's been about 7 years since I visited.
Hope to see more of your photos and paintings!
Thank you for so kind about my gardening post, what you can't see is the basil, parsley and other green bean plants that have been eaten and demolished by some garden pest :)
Oh no! Your garden is lovely. I know what you mean about demolished plants. I love trying to grow new things and more often than not, they don’t make it. (Especially basil, parsley, dill, and cilantro lately! )
I love your blog, and I love that you paint and draw every day. The photos from Huntington make me that much more excited to go back to California next summer!
Is your garden already blooming?
Thank you so much for following by the way. It really means a lot to me :)
Thank you so much. I love your blog. You are so creative and your photographs are fantastic. I hope you have a great visit in California this summer.