Daily Color: I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” –Anne Lamott

I've been working on a free-form floral temari, inspired by drawings of Tudor roses. It began like this:

The work is slow, and I'm figuring it out as I go along. Not sure yet whether I like it, but there is a long way to go and time will tell if it's a successful attempt. The progress so far:

Hoping today to put in some time on the leaflets and the next round of petals.

In the mean time, I have been enjoying the blossoms on our ornamental flowering crabapple tree. The flowers began as a deep red-pink, but have lightened over the past few days.

I couldn't resist running these photos through my kaleidoscope app...