this is the story of our life at "Rosevale on the Palouse Prairie" in eastern Washington State, and my love affair with all things fiber/fabric.
'BeanQueen' you might ask, well in my previous life I was the curator of the Phaseolus Germplasm Collection (beans native to the western hemisphere) in the United States. My lovely #2 sister gifted me with my 'autre nom'.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Today is my last day as a working professional
In many ways it is wonderful to contemplate the freedom of doing things on my own schedule.
But there is that bitter-sweet feeling of already missing the hustle & bustle of the "job" - mostly I shall miss the moments alone with my "babies" as I worked by myself in the greenhouses surrounded by beans, beans, & beans.
Have you ever had the time (or the inclination, I guess) to notice the beauty of their flowers and the subtle sweetness of their blooms?
Ah, those mornings I knew my recalcitrant wild babies were blooming - I would catch that gentle scent in the air and know to look for the blooms so I could provide them with help in their pollination.
And I always remembered we had lima beans in the houses when one could follow that sweetness to their place there.
OK, pretty sappy, I know, but I have no other way to describe it. You all will have to bear with me.
ADDED ATTRACTION: a photo of the little sweater for Hazel our up-coming great-granddaughter (just needs buttons)