Sunday, April 17, 2016

for the weekend

It's the weekend!
And while we had snow on the ground last weekend.... this weekend has been sunny and warm.
I spent yesterday at Firestone Forge; my friends in Germania who have a shop. This weekend is their Open House event, and there were lots of things going on. It was awesome. It looks like it will be a promising year for them (and the daughter and I) as we have some of our art over there and plan on leading some classes over the course of the year.
Anyway... so last weekend there was snow everywhere... and this weekend as I was walking around my friend's place... there were all these scilla plants popping up all over and blooming. It was gorgeous. If you've even been driving around in early spring and see lots of these swaths of brilliant blue (and you're not in Texas and it's bluebells) ... it's probably scilla. According to wiki, there are 81 varieties of this genus, and my untrained eye caught at least 2 at  my friend's house.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Per my usual weekend routine; I've gathered a bunch of links to share with you all:

*this will start off your day... and here is something very different from the same artist
*miniature landscapes by Kendal Murray
*interesting history
*restored video of 'A Day in the Life' by the Beatles
*npr article on author Beverly Cleary
*something good
*honey hunting in Nepal
*behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum
*the Abandoned Yellow Brick Road
*poet Adrienne Rich
*I think I've posted this before... but it's still thought provoking
*weird or wonderful?

I hope you are all having a great weekend, and I will see you all back here tomorrow for my "Maker Monday" post.