a new day, a new season

Sakura bud & ice

Sakura bud & ice

Will this bud survive the ice? I’ll have to wait to see. Someone recently said that winter doesn’t seem to want to let go. Perhaps not, The damp cold seeped into the house and it rained ice pellets for a good deal of the day. The grip might be a bit unusual for this area, but I have no complaints. It will heat up soon enough, so I’ve enjoyed the respite (sort of) – time away from the yard to focus on craft.

Flower arranging basket

Flower arranging basket

Exactly a week ago, I revisited the Gregg’s exhibit of Utagawa Kunisada’s prints and other pieces in their collection related to Japan. It’s an eclectic assortment of “bits and pieces” with those prints – pottery, a kimono, a flower arranging basket (stained with kakishibu?), ikat samples in indigo, an itajime board and other items under consideration (for discussion) for a couple of upcoming events a little later into spring.

1st day of spring

1st day of spring

Today, finally the sun. The rain and ice have moved on (for the moment), so things had to stop – to celebrate this first day of the new season. It seems appropriate.

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