Monday, February 25, 2008


Have you ever walked around in a cloud-like state and attributed it to lack of sleep, and then the next day attributed it to the weather, and the next day to what you ate, and then the following week you assumed it was due to lack of exercise and then the next month assumed it was your dysfunctional work environment, not to mention the house is a mess and there are so many things to do and people to write to and places to go, and for heaven's sake, why is the cloud still hanging around your head when you've been sleeping and eating and running? And by the time the trees are fully bare and then starting to sprout again, your head has permanently buried itself in the cloud surrounding it, and will remain stuck right where it is. And when will the trees bloom colors again?

Oh, sweet trees.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Grow this!

Imagine my complete and utter delight to come upon this little treasure in a local independent toy store. A Magic Tree! Crystals! Watch it grow! In a few hours! There was absolutely no way I could pass it up, and so I decided to document the process of growing my first Magic Tree. What could be easier? You mix the crystal powder with a tiny bit of water...pour it into a dish...and in a few hours you have a magic tree. And it looks rather like a Dr. Seuss Tree, don't you think?

Magic! You actually CAN watch the crystals grow, which is completely awesome.
Important things to note: (taken from the back of the package)
2) Adults and children of all ages will be delighted to receive this small treasure.
3) Miniature saucer not included.
4) Mailable.
5) It will even grow in a refrigerator.

By now you are undoubtedly wondering "where can I get myself one of these magical wonders with the imperative on the package, demanding that I grow one?"
Look no further than magic garden, where you can also purchase a Magic Dinosaur or a completely real, not-at-all-artificial Peanut Tree. I have 2 on order, and look forward to also growing peanuts.

Monday, February 11, 2008

trees in winter

patiently waiting for spring.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I currently live in the south, where we are rarely graced with even a flake this time of year. So in an effort to bring more fluffy white trees to my blog this winter, I am recycling some of last year's trees from an April storm in upstate New York. I had flown north for a "spring" wedding and ended up stranded by a foot of snow. glorious! Couldn't work, couldn't get naturally, we played in the snow.