Sunday Evening


Well, it’s not Spring here in central Minnesota but it was a fairly warm day.  Warm enough at least to where the gummys and I could do a little work on one of the raised beds.  One trellis was taken down, the support pipes pulled from inside the bed and everything stored for now.  Then we got to take some garden tools and we started turning the soil to help thaw it out.  They’re kind of learning that getting dirty from garden dirt is a good thing and can be a lot of fun.

We didn’t get very far; only 2″ – 3″ (5CM – 7,5CM) deep with our digging but we had a good time digging anyway.  The girls thought they were digging for worms until I showed them where the dirt was still deep.  They were mortified with the thought that the worms were frozen until I explained that they go deep to escape the frost.  They felt better after they heard that but were a little upset when I told them that the Robins like to eat the worms.  I had to explain to them that it was going to be quite a while before the worms in the beds would be anywhere close enough to the surface to attract the Robins to dinner.

Where did the weekend go?  It went by way too fast once again.

Art Sunday #112: Leonid Afremov – Waltz


Leonid Afremov ®(born 12 July 1955 in Vitebsk, Belarus) is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. He developed his own unique technique and style which is unmistakable and cannot be confused with other artists. Afremov is mainly known as being a self-representing artist who promotes and sells his work exclusively over the internet with very little exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.

Before the advancement of online sales and eBay, Afremov was a struggling artist. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, and lived there until 1990. Between 1990 and 2002 he lived in Israel, and from 2002 to 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida. Afremov currently resides in the popular resort town Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, near Cancun. He paints mainly landscape, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and portraits. Most of his work is considered very colorful and politically neutral.