Rain showers have painted the landscape green;
cherry blossoms are gone, now,
but apples are blooming and plums persist
though they never ripen fruit.
Tomatoes and peppers are stretching up
and forming buds, convinced the
greenhouse is the whole world, giving
them illusions there will be no late frost.
But the wildflowers, hale and hardy,
sprout up to wink at the sun and
wave at the rain, happy just to be alive
as these days of spring pass.
These days are also the final days of getting out special pottery orders before the long, hot, dry days of summer keep us working. So long as the rain chases us home from landscaping, we’ll have time to work in the studio.
This is one of the picture frames we made for the Dano fun run down in Wyoming.
Here Ben is painting a special order platter for Delia in Nevada. The one he’s painting here is a Rope for Hope piece for a breast cancer fundraiser. The platter and mugs below are for a fundraising dinner also in Nevada.