March 3rd


These are one of my favorite flowers — ranunculus. The Persian Buttercup variety, in particular, is just so pretty. The simplicity of a handful of flowers tucked in to a pitcher looks right in my simple home.





This photo is really just to show off that gorgeous pitcher Emily sent me for Christmas. Isn’t it pretty? That girl knows how to spoil her friends.

I don’t know what the next few months look like, other than a move to Colorado. I don’t yet have a job, or a house. But I’ve got a vision of what I want — one that’s been brewing for several years and it so crystal clear, I can smell the pine air.  My friend Amanda regularly tells me that I’m one of the luckiest she knows. “Things always seem to fall into place for you.”

They do. But, I’d prefer to call it grace.

The time line goes a bit like this: find a job (and know my future income), rent a house, arrange the movers, start packing, throw a huge “come help me pack/take some stuff I don’t need” party, rent the home I own in Arizona, and skedaddle to the Rockies. I’ve got several proposals and applications pending. And, most importantly, I’ve got a lot of faith that this is the right move.

With grace, faith and luck on my side — this pitcher will hold summer wildflowers picked during long hikes in the Rockies.


P.S. Thank you. Thank you for hanging around and reading about all of this and sending me encouraging notes and email. I’m going to tuck you in my pocket and take you with me too.

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11 Responses

  1. Gorgeous photos of gorgeous flowers. I hope everything falls into place, again, for you re: Colorado.

  2. Larissa Stretton March 3, 2011

    As Owl said, “Be brave little piglet”. I always would say that to my little girl when she was frightened and insecure, now at 15 I nearly have to make an appointment to see her she’s so outgoing!! May those words comfort you!! All will be right, you are touched by Grace because you act with Grace.

  3. Carolyn March 3, 2011

    If ranunculas are one of your favorite flowers, then you must visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA someday. Here is a link to their website:

  4. ….”I’m going to tuck you in my pocket and take you with me too”….

    Oh, I’d like to hike in the Rockies with you………if you don’t mind to stop from time to time and wait for me…..LOL

  5. Brittany March 5, 2011

    Funny, I had never heard of ranunculas until yesterday when I saw some beautiful yellow ones at Home Depot. I almost bought them to put in the yard but I wasn’t sure how they would do in our weather.

    Also, you’re not going to Littleton, CO are you? I have a house you could rent.

  6. Tricia March 5, 2011

    Sounds exciting? Where in CO are you headed?

  7. Following your heart is always the right move!

  8. What simple and beautiful flowers! Wishing you lots of luck in the big move… sometimes you just have to leap in!

  9. atpanda March 6, 2011

    I do believe that with all my heart. A year from now, when everything has fallen in place, we’ll toast you’re new awesome life.

  10. I’m happy for you and I’m sure that you will be successful. I’m looking forward to reading all about your new adventures.

  11. Beautiful vase. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful opportunity ahead. You’ll be missed here in AZ…