Sunday, April 22, 2012

on earth day...

lots of lessons to be learned from a recent visit to colonial williamsburg, from the natural lattice for shading, a twig trellis, rainwater barrels, and straw insulation for early plants...can't wait to incorporate some of these time tested ideas in my garden!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

charlotte bronte's birthday

I'm heading to england this week to visit friends, and looking forward to a few days in the country...thinking of yorkshire and the bronte sisters....and it's charlotte bronte's birthday today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

lightening up...

time to lighten up with this warm weather,  roll up the rugs, put on the linen sheet and light cotton blankets...photographs by marili forastieri

Sunday, April 8, 2012

happy easter!

at this time of year, as I turn my attention to the garden, I think of Beatrix Potter and her contributions to our lives a hundred years later...with commissions from her children's books, and her famous Peter Rabbit illustrations, she purchased farmland in the lake district and gave it to the National Trust to preserve this rural  landscape  for everyone to enjoy...I'm hoping to visit Hill Top Farm on my next trip to are a few photos of her timeless children's china  from my book " At Home With Wedgwood"...