Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SeaShore Influences

The ocean is just a mile from my house, and although I don't get there nearly often enough, I love its breathtaking colors and waves, the windswept beaches with the bordering mangroves as well as the shells and coral to be found there. It has deeply influenced me when it comes to designing jewelry. I see almost everything as either in those colors, or of those materials. The bracelet above has the beautiful swirling waters mixed with the shimmering silver of the sand.
The necklace below is made of Italian natural red coral, with a coral imprint on the silver pendant. So colorful, so different from each other, but both from the sea!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Green Visitor

This little lizard thinks we can't see him because he is green, but we spotted him (on a palm tree trunk, actually). Most of our lizards are shades of brown and rust, only rarely do we see these green ones.

And the new rose bush bloomed beautiful golden yellow roses!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Just like that, boom! The amaryllis is fully open and stunning! First came the east and west flowers, then a day later the north and south blossoms. Hope they last a few days, but we are supposed to have record setting heat today... tomorrow it will be cool again. Hang in there, beautiful blossoms!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Diversions on the Path of Sorrow

We planted a yellow rosebush yesterday in one of Tasha's favorite spots in the yard....
yes, roses do grow in south Florida - they just never stop for a dormant period. Blooms occur all year long, you just need to prune it back occasionally.

Amaryllis is about to bloom...
Milkweed is ready for returning Monarch Butterflies...
But the yard is too quiet, and we are missing our Tasha...
Our hearts are broken...