It's really Spring! Most of the trees are leafed out, the dogwoods and azaleas are nearing peak blooming, and I've seen a hummingbird at the feeder.
And here below is a picture of Determination. This little dogwood 'bush' used to be a beautiful tree, about 20 feet high and wide with deep pink blossoms. It had a friend nearby that had white blossoms and the two of them together, nestled in the pachysandra and surrounded by azaleas, would take your breath away. Until about 2 years ago when a wind storm took out an 80 foot tall pine tree and dropped it directly on these dogwoods. All that was left were some broken off stumps, so we cut them off evenly and thought about how to replace them. But the pink one will not be silenced and here you see it as it struggles to return. Maybe in 15 years it will regain its former glory.
And what have I been doing with myself? A little gelatin printing, some screenprinting, some yardwork, and alot of web page rewriting. I've done enough to upload and reveal the new look to the world. I took out the guestbook feature because I was getting more spam type postings than I was of admiring posters. It's bad enough that they come into my mailbox, but to leave them on my website? How rude. So if you want to leave a comment, you will have to email me. Please let me know if something looks funky or doesn't work right.