Almost as suddenly as it appeared, winter seems to be leaving us pretty much over night. We’ve had 60 degree days, and now this week, 70 degrees. So our much-needed precipitation has turned from snow to rain. This is a photo of a squall coming in over the Espinola Valley, shot from my bedroom deck. The unseasonably warm weather has Anna, Bill and I planning our gallery “gardens.”
Last year we spent so much time and effort fixing up the interior of the old adobe home that would become our Anna Karin Gallery, that we didn’t have a lot of energy left for the exterior (see previous post Anna Karin Gallery: Before and After). Besides, we missed the growing season because we opened so late.
So THIS year Bill is making huge planters out of rusty metal (see previous post The Farmer’s Mantra) and Anna and I will be filling them with seeds and small plants. We can’t trust the weather enough to leave them outside, yet, unprotected, but spring is definitely in the air and we are responding.
Today we even did spring cleaning in the gallery! So we’re ready for you to come up and visit us. Any time will be fine. We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Love to you all,