Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's Calendar Time!

I am pleased to announce the new Love’s Freeway calendar!

Creating this calendar each year is an involved process that takes a lot of time, trying for example to balance tone, color, and content across the months.  Every year I am surprised to find some of my favorite photos never make it onto its pages.  Others grab my eye right away, find their place on the page, and stay put throughout the process.  This year I needed the help of my dowsing rods to make a couple of final choices.  In any event, the process is complete!  It's ready, it's lovely--and I would love for you to have one, to share the ride along Love's Freeway every step of the way in 2015.

The Love's Freeway
Language of Love 2015
12-month calendar

Exclusive images from Love's Freeway.
High-quality print on durable card stock with glossy finish. Spiral bound. Opens to a full 11"x17" and can hang on a wall, refrigerator or door with room to jot down notes and appointments. Enjoy the unique, inspiring images of Love's Freeway from the wall of your home or office all year long.  Each image is suitable for framing, should you wish to keep one (or more) on view for longer than a month.  Caveat emptor:  this product may be habit forming!

$17  (plus tax/shipping)

This is a limited edition--don’t miss out.  Get your copy today! Also:

Monday, November 03, 2014

Mighty Ones

As promised to calendar holders. I am writing the story behind each month's calendar photo this year.

I wrote the story of this year's November calendar image a year ago.  I did so before I had the thought to write these for each of the 2014 calendar images.  Or maybe doing so gave me the idea to write the others, I don't remember.

But here it is, here we are again dancing the dance between warm and cold.  One day the doors and windows are open, the potted plants are back outdoors soaking up sun and rain, and I'm hearing happy, spring sounds from the birds.  The next day or so, it's twenty-something farenheit by 2 a.m.--or snowing (in the case of last Sunday)--and I'm scurrying to cover or drag them all in once again, those In-Betweens (not houseplants, not winter hardy) who will winter indoors in a cold, bright room.

The in-ground dwellers are another story. I can only look on and hope, cross toes that the fingers of the killing frosts won't touch them until late November at least, or even December. Not to hold on, but it makes for a very long winter when we (humans, moths, bees) lose the fragrances, color and company of the flowers in October, or even early November. 

Still, facts are facts: the dahlias will go. The roses will go. The cosmos will go--probably last of all. Which amazes me. These, the seemingly wispiest of all the garden's flowers and leaves, somehow withstand the back and forth, the 20s one night and the 50-something the next. I don't know how they do it, but I'm so glad they do. They're my heroes of the moment for that. Mighty ones, they inspire me with their fortitude:  passionate, bright, cheerful to the end.

Mighty and also wise: they know.