This morning I snuck outside for a picture at just the right moment. I caught the moon shining brightly to the west & the sun rising to the east. I stood in the yard and watched the shift from night to day pass directly overhead. Birds were singing, the peepers were chirping, the air was warm & my coffee cup was full. It was a great way to start the 1st day of May!
Jason was up & out of the house early too. We still have a few job sites under snow but it's melting fast. The Pillywiggins are out & about. Our schedule is filling up. Spring clean-ups are underway!
Pillywiggins Garden Report
The last snow storm didn't seem to bother our bulbs. We have little crocus in bloom and tulips & daffodils popping up everywhere. I found a variety of bulbs on clearance last fall at Menards & can now say with certainty they were a great buy! I'll be sure to post photos when they bloom. My favorites by far are the bulbs we purchased from The Kid's school fundraiser many years ago. They're back & still going strong!
All of our bluebird houses are occupied - a few with swallows. If you're interested in building a few bluebird houses of your own, check out our blog post from 2016 How to Build a Bluebird House or watch our video.
2018 Winter Fantasy Update
Open registration starts May 1st for the 2018 Winter Fantasy Art Show. We're excited to report that we are already over 1/2 capacity with a great mix of exceptional art, fine craft & local specialty goods. All items handcrafted in Northern MI by talented local artists & artisans. Mark your calendars!
And on a personal note...
Jason & I will be welcoming a new baby into our home in just a few short days!
We're excited to meet our new bundle of joy but have yet to decide on his name.
The Winter Fantasy Art Show 2017 may be over but the Winter Fantasy Artists and their wonderful creations are available year-round. The artists are the heart & soul of any great art event. We are blessed to work with such a talented group of local artisans. We encourage you to support local art, artisans and their small businesses. Please visit the Winter Fantasy Artists online, shop locally and buy handmade.
Thank You 2017 Winter Fantasy Artists & Artisans!
Art by Jessica Jane
Emerging Artist Mixed-Media
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Greetings! My name is Julie. I'm a bookkeeper by trade, an artisan by choice & the author of this blog by default. :)