Every Beautiful Day Blog

The Price of Sustainable Art

The Price of Sustainable Art
Autumn feels, anyone? The above piece, "Remember Who You Are," is currently hanging in the Corner House coffee shop-- go visit it and get yourself...

Woodland Geranium

Woodland Geranium
The wild geranium, or woodland geranium, is native to my area of Illinois. It blooms prolifically and in a variety of conditions. I've been adding...

What Feeds Us?

What Feeds Us?
You may have noticed that my vegetable garden is one of my favorite photo subjects. Not only is it beautiful, but it feeds me--literally! And toda...

Garden Update: Summer Harvest, Fall Crops

Garden Update: Summer Harvest, Fall Crops
Wow - September is here already! It has been about 8 weeks since my last garden update. Let me fill you in on some of the happenings. I've harvest...

Garden Update: Good Eats and Squash Bugs

Garden Update: Good Eats and Squash Bugs
Look at this garden grow! Week 8 of my demonstration garden for the GardenWorks Project has just ended. The garden is not only growing beautifully...

Beautiful Surprises

Beautiful Surprises
Life is unpredictable. I think we all realize that now. The last several months have been surreal and stressful, even painful for many. Uncertaint...

Garden Update: Everything's Blossoming

Garden Update: Everything's Blossoming
  It's now been six weeks since I received my GardenWorks plants, and my garden is looking lush! Thanks to some generous rain and heat by Mother N...

Garden Update: Greens, Greens, Greens!

Garden Update: Greens, Greens, Greens!
It's been approximately one month since I planted my square-foot garden for the GardenWorks Project and it's looking great! Even though I have bee...

Garden Update: Growing Is Underway

Garden Update: Growing Is Underway
Here's a top-down look at my GardenWorks Project demo garden two weeks after planting:  As you can see, there's been some growth! Here's what's hap...

Garden Update - Square Foot Gardening

Garden Update - Square Foot Gardening
April and May are months when a Midwest gardener needs tremendous patience and faith—faith that those seeds you planted will actually sprout, and t...

Welcome to My Garden!

Welcome to My Garden!
Hello! I thought I’d take a moment to let you know what I’ve been up to lately: Getting ready to garden! The Coronavirus pandemic and stay-home o...

Bridge to Everything

Bridge to Everything
  This humble bridge in the woods is a capture from my time at Spring Bird Cottage, in Dundee, Illinois, where I have been (gratefully) Artist in ...