You guys were so right. The Forgotten Garden is such a good book. I’m really enjoying it and trying to savor the mystery and all the old timeyness and restrain myself from plowing straight through it. I’m glad this author has other books out too, because I know I’ll have to get my hands on those too! It’s the perfect book to read when the gardening is waking up from its slumber. My rose shrubs are coming into full flower now, and I don’t feel bad making a little cutting from them.
Things have been a little quiet around here lately, mostly because I’m working on a couple of commissioned pieces and I don’t like to show those things until they’re safe at home with their owners. I don’t want to ruin their surprise!
I’ve been in a bit of a reflective mood lately as we approach 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. When I was a kid a friend of mine had a large coffee table book full of photos of wreckage and stories about the survivors on that ill-fated trip. She’d invite me over to play Barbies, and I really just wanted to get lost in that book, full of such mystery and strange heartache. I still remember a photo of a fragment of some long-ago little girl’s ceramic doll, there at the bottom of the ocean. It still gives me a shiver to think about.
One thing is for sure though, I will remain firmly on dry land today and try to get some painting done. Thanks for visiting me here today 🙂 let’s both look for a lull in the day when we can curl up with a good book, sound like a good plan?