Sunday, March 29, 2009

singing / spring?



“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” - Henry Van Dyke
Seems ever since the "first day of Spring" it has been rainy and chilly - today only a high near 50 and the low is almost reaching freezing. But tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and 70. I believe Mark Twain said, “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Well I don't know about 136 different kinds but there sure has been a wide range here in Atlanta. Tonight I finished my ring - makes me want to sing. Ok, sorry that was bad. But I am excited to have a finished product that I can wear and feel sort of proud of. Now that I see it photographed I can tell that I need to do some more polishing but if you knew how much trouble I had getting this together you would understand my excitement. Has anyone ever done soldering? It can be pretty tricky. / the buds of spring are supposed to mean warmth and good weather, right? i don't know about that.. because while i was collecting leaves for my 3D design project today my hands were nearly freezing off! four days of rain and cold weather.. i hope the temperature will decide to rise soon.

9 comments:

Gayle said...

I have not ever done soldering. Your ring is beautiful! Is that turquoise?

The spring flowers are so pretty and delicate looking. Stay warm!

Char said...

beautiful shots! I have really enjoyed watching the robins searching for worms in our front yard. it was too cold to sit out much today - but I love the fact that spring is all around.

I can't wait to see that ring!

Miko's Girl said...

The ring is pretty!!!

The weather this time of year is crazy - it's always interesting to see what I find in the laundry each week - everything from sweaters to shorts.

Next week, the weather forecast calls for a consistent 65. Maybe spring is here to stay???

ELK said...

oh what "egg" that little guy is guarding there ...I am so amazed at your talent and am so happy you enjoy the metal work...happy!elk

bermudabluez said...

I LOVE your ring...it is absolutely stunning! Terrific job!!

Jewels said...

Nice job on the ring - I wouldn't know where to begin!

In looking around, I can see we are going to need a lot more moisture to get into a green state, so spring will probably be weird for awhile here :)

Andie said...

I HAD to click on this dip larger...awesome!

Woman in a Window said...

I was just contemplating posting a lovely art shot of spring here. Trust me, you wouldn't mind your cold one bit. So grey, dog doodie, ashen snow. I've got to find something to love here before I pack up and move!

Yes, closer. Bring that ring closer.

Relyn said...

As we think of spring, might I suggest the book Enchanted April? I read it every April. It's my own personal ritual of spring. I start it tonight.

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