Every Beautiful Day Blog

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 ...

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance
When your car breaks down in the middle of the highway on a Friday night, it’s no joke. A lurch, a grinding noise and the smell of burning oil sha...

You Will Rise Again

You Will Rise Again
I remember the season in which I took this photo. It was the summer of 2018. I had just learned that someone close to me was going through a tough...

Flower Geometry - A Closer Look at Nature's Patterns

Flower Geometry - A Closer Look at Nature's Patterns
  I recently had the privilege of working with artist Sara Peak Convery to create this special little exhibit, "Flower Geometry," which is now han...

Cloudy Night at Cloud Gate

Cloudy Night at Cloud Gate
A couple of years ago, I visited downtown Chicago with my family at Christmastime. It was a warm-for-December night and a wet fog crowded the air....