To my dear readers…

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a bit. I have weeds to pull, new lavender to plant,

the last few bulbs to get into the garden beds. It’s been a wonderful 8 months of imagining,

of sharing my favorite clippings and photos from my idea files and favorite design books.

I’ll be back after finishing a few DIY design and home improvement projects, orchestrating

the emergence of  “Garden 2010”, and hiking and running a few hundred miles on my

favorite set of hills nearby. I’m returning my treasured set of old design magazines and

design books back to the shelves (and in bins under my bed!), from where they had

precipitously tilted  in various stacks about my office, but am glad I was able to share

many beautiful forgotten images with you. I’ve tried to organize my blog so that you

can readily view old posts in the side bar (click snapshots by month or on favorites).

There is a winter to get through before my garden will bloom again.

Rain and mud and frost. But the colder the days get, the better the

Peonies will be. I’d like to think that’s a metaphor for life.

I believe in beauty and will back to share it.

Happy New Year wonderful readers. Keep warm, keep weeding, keep improving.

Your life is your own design.

XO Trish