Saturday, April 04, 2009

Vivika Heino salt glazed bud vase

Here's a nice, little, salt glazed bud vase by my late friend Vivika Heino.

Most of my day was spent in Asheville yesterday. I only got about an hour in the studio and by 11am we were on our way to Asheville. It was a lovely drive in - so many flowering trees, shrubs and spring bulbs putting on a wonderful show!

We stopped at Lowe's hardware first. They didn't have the grow light bulbs I use, but I did get a couple of plants. From there we had lunch at a new (for us) Indian restaurant, a quick stop of TJ Max where I got a nice print for one of the upstairs bathrooms. Then it was on to Earth Fare and Sam's club for food and wine shopping and lastly, a stop at the Amish food store for some of their great, hand made butter.

We got home around 5:30, unpacked and put away groceries, made some guacamole for supper (we weren't hungry after a big lunch), and had a quiet evening watching the Poitro, Murray semi final tennis match.

In Burnsville we saw a man selling ramps from the back of his pick up, so I think I may do a little walk about on our property to see if we have any growing. Someone on the mushroom list said that found some morels the other day, so I keep an eye out for those as well.

Time to get on with morning watering chores, breakfast and some studio time till mid afternoon. It's going to be in the mid 60's by 3 o'clock, and that's when I'll try to get out and do some planting if I'm not too sore. My new hip has been causing a lot of discomfort the past 3 days. I hope I didn't loosen the one screw holding it all together with all that digging I did a few days ago! That is not a surgery I'm eager to repeat in this lifetime!

Till later,


  1. Want my hips i'll trade ya LOL.

  2. Miracle of miracles - something must have shifted in that hip because by early afternoon the pain mysteriously left. Too strange. I did put on some glucosamine chondroitin cream on the whole area but I can't believe that did the trick. It felt like the one big screw holding the new hip together had shifted and was pressing on a nerve! I'll just accept this little miracle, not try to figure out what happened and thank God for it!