Echoes of Easter

The rain has ceased, and the green plants look aglow in the dim light.  In the midst of springtime, a mystery is drifting down, settling around us, like mist.  It is whispering the “magic deeper still” Aslan spoke of in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe . . . the magic that began before […]

A Little Yard to Play with Flowers

Reading the whimsical picture book, When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy by Valorie Fisher, to my younger son recently, I found a delightful depiction of my philosophy of gardening:  Plant what you love! Just a few weeks ago, my garden was sleeping.  My friend, who lives in a high rise, asked to see it, but […]

A Picture Book-Inspired Home (Part II in Decorating Series)

Bunny Day by Rick Walton, illustrated by Paige Miglio, teaches children the concept of time.  Flipping through the gorgeous illustrations offers adults fodder for dreams.  This book contains a plethora of decorating ideas for anyone who’d like their home to look as though it were plucked from the pages of a picture book. The Cuckoo […]