This place where we live really comes alive this time of year. Especially when the sun shines. I step outside in the evening and the sound of frogs is raucous and insistent. By the sound of it there are hundreds of little frogs in close proximity to the house. I love the sound. It is cheerful and lively and goes hand in hand with a sweet, green fragrance of springtime. The volume and variety of the sound makes me think I should be able to look out and see frogs hopping all over the lawn, but no. It is rare to see the little frogs and seems like such a treat to spot one. See how perfectly this little guy I saw today matches his background.
The other day I looked out the studio window to spot a possum waddling quickly down the driveway. Not so fond of the possums. Ray found a slender little snake coiled in the bottom of a flowerpot the other day. They startle me in the grass occasionally, but I like to think they are keeping the mosquitoes and other bugs at bay. Yes, suddenly the place seems alive with creatures and flowers and wonderful green everywhere.
I have finished the second of the "Elements" pieces. This is earth.
This weekend my work will be in a show/sale at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. I am looking forward to seeing the whole show and hope to sell something. Next week the STASH group is going to Central Oregon for our annual retreat. I am starting to gather my projects and supplies to take along. Meanwhile, I love the sunshine and am on the lookout for frogs as I come and go around the house and studio. I know they are out there. I hear them.