i guess i'm not ready to let go of winter. first image - light weight black wool gauze pintuck blouse with long straight sleeve. available mid-march. with all the rain i decided to take a break from the studio and stay home for a few days. i took out my massive bead collection and made a few necklaces for the shop. i think they look great against the black wool. last photo - my elusive rooster, odin (middle). he's young, maybe 4 months old. his tail feathers are still coming in. the older hens initially tried to boss him a little but more recently they've become a little gang, as i'd hoped. i haven't had any more problems with hawks .. but i keep a wary eye. i actually zoomed across 2 lanes yesterday because i noticed a lot of hawks circling our neighborhood. i rushed home and everyone was fine.
random ... i know i'm not the only one out there with a teenager. god, i love this boy so much .. and the girl is getting older, going to middle school next year. the dimples on her hands are gone now. i just was thinking the other day how this next huge chunk of time with them as a mother is clearly so different from when they were young and running around .. the really cute stage. for everyone. as my kids grow i'm sure the worry is all over my face, along with the all-consuming love i feel for them. that stage when they're little? enjoy it while it lasts. it's actually the easier part :)