Changes. 2013 will be about a fresh start and change! I closed my shop last year, which was a major event in my life. I loved my shop, but it was the original money pit! The rest of 2012 bloomed full of surprises. In August, a seventeen-year-old foreign exchange student from Italy came to live with me. I've never been a 'mom' before, so this is an engaging challenge. She is teaching me patience and I am trying to teach her to plan ahead. Her favoirte answer to my question, what are you doing tonight? today? tomorrow? is i.d.k or I don't know! She will be with me through June.
The sunflower seems a great symbol since I dream of going to Tuscany. One of my favorite books and movies was Under The Tuscan Sun. Perhaps I am one step closer! I just need to find a dog sitter for my six dogs at home.
My blog format for Barb's Botanical Garden has changed. I wanted a new look to inspire me to post, just as I hope for a new look in my yard this spring! The old white picket fence with it's huge sunflower to the side has been replaced with an avatar for me! But perhaps I am older and a bit heavier, still, I love the image above.
I am not a great gardener, but I do plant seeds of ideas and find myself in trouble a good bit of time trying to make my plans grow...in life rather than in the dirt. I plan to keep a journal here of my love for all things garden related and then some!