some of the best things about moving into a new house are the surprises in the garden. the things that were sleeping under a blanket of snow that you didn't even know about.
these forsythia are positively day-glo. youngest son said it's like living in a disney movie. there is a yellow light streaming into our kitchen. it's a bit comical and very welcome!
and then there are surprises like this
which led to an ambitious bunch of miniature ants coming in my back door, uninvited mind you, and heading straight for the dishwasher on a mission known only to them.
these are some prints taken from the humble hand drawn fortune cookie wisdom calendar (that's a mouthful, isn't it?) that i've hand colored and then added a border to. i thought they might be cute enough to stand on their own. i plan on adding a few more but these are in the shop now.
i have been obsessed with jane eyre ever since seeing the newest version with mia wasikowska and michael fassbender. mia portrays jane in such a quiet and strong way. her face is amazing. the movie itself is gorgeous. ok, so now, i am completely embarrassed to admit that i have not read the book yet! but as i'm writing this post i have the 1944 version on tv with joan fontaine, orson welles and elizabeth taylor as helen. it is so different and i am loving it. anyone else out there obsessed? the book must be fantastic. anyone read it? or should i say, has everyone read it but me?
i need that book on my night stand now! to the library tomorrow.