sleep has been uneven this week. and my mind is swamped with piles of ideas for things i need to make before december 1st. at least tom forced me out of the studio yesterday to go with him to buy groceries. fresh fruit in the house always makes the day more energetic.
my favorite tree (the lavender tree) is still in full leaf. i call it the lavender tree because before chasing lightning bugs took every spare second and i still allotted time to gardening, my front garden was a swirl of lavender around this lovely tree. the lavender is still under there somewhere, but not really recognizable anymore. anyhow, the lavender tree clutches it's leaves longer than any other tree in the neighborhood. until inevitably, i wake up one morning in november and she's naked. naked branches tapping at the bedroom window without the rustle of leaves. it always happens overnight. this morning i looked out thinking it might be the day. but no, she's still wrapped in leaves. i'll let you know when it happens. this photo is from yesterday morning. and she will shed everyone of these leaves at once. she's quite dramatic, the lavender tree.