I am getting anxious to start pulling plants from their winter hideouts. Many I have are fast approaching their growing season. I love to see the tender new growth emerge and the long stalks some produce, reaching way out until a usually tiny but complex bloom appears. The whimsical proportions and sometimes such precariously attached plump leaves, never fail to amuse and inspire me. They are like performers and their acts change daily. I've been entertaining myself taking photos and playing with pixels on the computer getting up- close looks. This can be fascinating stuff and a great exercise in exploring some new ways of working.