coffee + cre8tive [apr 10 06]

Spring. New beginnings. Whether you have a tiny balcony in your city apartment, or a huge yard in suburbia, you'll want to begin planting and developing your garden right about now. Hopefully, this past weekend gave you a head start. I spend part of yesterday afternoon working on a rock garden near my front door. It felt good to feel the earth between my fingers, to collect pretty rocks and arrange them, breathe in fresh air and feel the sunlight on my back as I planted. These simple pleasures give our garden a makeover while restoring our well being and energy. We are giving but also getting - cultivating the earth while the process is also cultivating peace, joy and good thoughts within us.

Here are a few shots of the garden shop next to my country home. It is filled with plants, flowers, gifts, produce, fresh cut flowers, soaps, chocolate... everything! These photos were taken as I stood there deciding which flowers I would carry back home with me. I decided on daffodils for now. I snapped some photos of the inside of the store, so stay with me today, I'll be back to show you those along with a fun accessories brand I found there that you can view online.

Happy Monday. New week. New possibilities. See what you can do to amaze yourself.

Back soon!

(photos copyright decor8 2006)