Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Buds have been nearly bursting on the trees for a while now. I hadn't noticed any blossoms on ours until I left for work this morning. It seems like they popped just today. I love February in northern California!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Thanks to Caleb we do it up big around here for Valentine's! A few years back he initiated the idea of "Valentine's Bags" (kinda like Christmas Stockings). We just opened ours tonight:

Here's my loot:

Would you ever have guessed he was such a romantic guy??

I love it that my hubby is such an artist! :-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heisenberg's at Home

Click to enlarge - or go to the original at on Randall Munroe's site XKCD: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

To the Core of All

Should something from the window fall
(and if it just the smallest be)
how jumps the law of gravity
as mighty as wind from the sea
at every ball or blueberry
and take them to the core of all

from The Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Belle of Amherst

I was the slightest in the House—
I took the smallest Room—
At night, my little Lamp, and Book—
And one Geranium—

So stationed I could catch the Mint
That never ceased to fall—
And just my Basket—
Let me think—I'm sure—
That this was all—

I never spoke—unless addressed—
And then, 'twas brief and low—
I could not bear to live—aloud—
The Racket shamed me so—

And if it had not been so far—
And any one I knew
Were going—I had often thought
How noteless—I could die—

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)