23 February 2012

A New Look ...

After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. ~Alfred Edward Perlman, New York Times, 3 July 1958

Perhaps it's 'cabin fever'. Perhaps it's the change of the season coming on. Perhaps it's internal restlessness. Perhaps it's just that I got sick of the color brown ... this winter has been inordinately brown. Between looking out the kitchen windows and looking at The Spice Garden's format, I've had my fill ... and so I have spent the afternoon playing with a new and streamlined look for The Spice Garden.

Right now, I'm feeling like one does when one gets a radically new haircut. My head feels lighter. My heart is a bit fluttery when I 'view the blog'. I'm not sure I like it, but feel like it needs time to settle. Like all things new and changed, it feels strange, but change is good and the process of change pulls up the roots, shakes off the dirt, and leaves room for new things to grow ... and that's what this little garden is all about.

I hope you can cope. I'm trying. Springtime's coming on and new things are growing. I'm holding on to that and waiting for crocus!


  1. I love the new look. It's bright and cheery and very welcoming. I think you are ready for spring, although I'm watching the weather and I guess we are getting a little snow tonight.

  2. We are still in snow...Anxious to see flowers and green leaves.

  3. Your new look is perfect for the season, that sea green color is my all time favorite. Do you know we've hardly had any snow at all here, so I'm thinking the flowers might be early---in fact the forsythia is already blooming.

  4. What a perfect look for spring. I'm lovin' the "new" blog and the photos of flowers are true harbingers of a much needed spring. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary


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