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I can’t believe a month has gone by since my last post!

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Where has time gone?

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Where is my Rocking Chair – will sitting in one make time slow down?

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I need more time.  More time to just breathe.

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Life has been crazy busy and today I am forced into having that extra time to breathe.

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And to catch up.

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Because for the first time EVER I had to cancel my appearance at an art show.

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Even if I COULD carry my heavy boxes of glass across the ice to my car…

Steider Studios.Ice Storm-14…there’s no way my car will go UP my driveway.

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If you were planning to shop for holiday gifts from me you can still see my work online.

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You can click here for my Zibbet shop…..

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or you can click here for my Artfire shop.

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If you want to see my work in person, go to Columbia Arts in Hood River

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or Artisans Designs and Gallery in White Salmon.

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Hood River Jewelers has a nice selection of my bowls….

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J D Smith Jewelers in The Dalles has a selection of my jewelry….

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…and don’t forget the Hood River Holiday Pop Up Gift Store at Gallery 301 in Hood River!

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Back at ‘The Ranch”, there is half to one inch of ice covering everything.

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That includes my car, trash barrel, mailbox, garden and driveway.

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This morning I took my camera out to capture some of it.

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In a way it was pretty … and I AM catching up … and even breathing today!

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My bird sculptures are pretty in ice (made by Sherm Rouse).

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At least I’ll be toasty ‘weather’ I get out or not!  Hope you enjoy our winter wonderland and don’t get ‘stuck’ anywhere.

Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2014

 

Steider Studios:  Northern Checkerspot Butterfly

Earth Day.  Spring.  A day to honor the earth.

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Plant something to make your environment happier, healthier, and more alive.

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Plant something to attract birds, butterflies and bees.

Steider Studios:  Dog Tooth Violet

Over the years I have created a lush colorful – dare I even say enchanting – garden.

Steider Studios:  Bumble Bee in Flight

It’s one of my favorite places to be – to just be.

Happy Earth Day!!


Mother’s Day weekend was rainy, yet full of promise for the annual Plant Sale at the OSU Extension Office Learning Garden in Hood River.  Master Gardeners hurried through their tasks setting up the sale as I set up my table full of garden art.  You know I’m an avid gardener.  I was in the Master Gardener program for a number of years but alas, ran out of time to volunteer.

They kindly invite me back each year to participate in this special sale, as a provider of colorful glass garden art.  Who doesn’t need a ladybug or two in their garden?

Of course, they know I’ll be an excellent customer while there!  This year my favorite purchase was Red Wiggler worms!  I was so excited to set them free into a warm area of my garden.  I feed them daily to make sure they don’t wander off, but stay and work my soil.

This trio of sweets had a table of treats to keep our energy levels soaring.

All in all, most people that came through were buying plants of course, not art.  The worms, treats and my garden art were picked up here and there, but most visitors to the Learning Garden had their heads down reading plant descriptions and checking out the best plants to buy.

The Master Gardener’s have an annual garden tour that you should take.  There are some stunning gardens in the Hood River Valley whose owners graciously share with you for one day each year.  It’s a self guided tour; plan to be inspired by the way these garden owners have arranged their plants and groomed their gardens.
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This year seven gardens are opening their gates to you on June 18th.  Tickets are available now for $7.00  in Hood River at: Hood River County Extension office,  Waucoma Books, Good News Gardening, and Columbia Center for the Arts; in Bingen at Dickey Farms; in White Salmon at Trellis Fresh Flowers; and in The Dalles at Wasco County Extension office andKlindt’s Books.
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You can also purchase a ticket the day of the tour for $10 ‘at the garden gate’.
For more information, click on this link:  www.hrgt2011.blogspot.com
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