May Day May Day

It is May! Already! I’m not ready…   It seems like just yesterday that I was posting to the blog and there was snow on the ground.   I have photographs to take!  An evening surrounded by chocolate at the the AWP Chocolate Lover’s Fundraiser More photographs to take!  Birthdays to celebrate…  my two kids who are three years apart but only two calendar days apart (not to mention a couple nephews, a neice, a brother, and, of course, my dad) ♥ Mother’s Day ♥ And even more photographs to take! My road trip… super excited! ♥ Then prepping for and finishing up the month with friend & co-femme fotog and our first arts fest of the season. Squeeze in a little bit of the day job here and there and …whew…I wouldn’t have it any other way!♥!♥!

oh-my-magnolia-copyAnd of course I can’t wait to share it all right back here.   In the meantime, for all the snippets in between you can always follow me on facebook and Instragram

Til next time,
Maria

p.s. If anybody can tell me more about Tara Chishom (who is credited across the internet with the above quote), I would be very appreciative, as Google wasn’t much help in finding her.  Oh, there are plenty of Tara Chisholms out there, I’m just not sure which one to credit.

Mother Nature . . . ahead of schedule

So here it is an (almost) sunny Saturday afternoon.  I got an early start today and so far I’ve vac & dusted my house, did a couple loads of laundry, walked the dogs, colored my hair :-o, and went for a ride and bought some flowers for the gardens.  I would say that I’ve had a productive and full . . . but dodging a frantic . . . day.   It’s a fine line between full and frantic.  The difference (for me) is making a conscious decision not to let what I want to do become what I have to do.  For example, today at the garden center I started to feel a tad stressed that I had not yet done any planting, that the flower beds were still not ready, and that it’s been raining when I actually have had the time to do these things.  But, when I stopped to think about it, I’m actually right on schedule.  Around here Mother Nature has decided to accelerate things.  The honeysuckle has bloomed, summer lilies are in bloom, and the spring blossoms have come and gone . . . and it’s only the beginning of May!  So with just a little adjustment on perspective, the frantic is gone.  And now that I am actually ahead of the game, I can take my time and enjoy puttering in the gardens.

I can’t wait to see these blooming in my garden . . .

Oh, and kids if you’re reading this, Mother’s Day is next weekend (hint, hint ;-)) and this little guy would look great in the garden . . .