This is the time of year when we start to think about planting flowers and vegetables. The trees are starting to bud (here in NC), some flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are getting longer. From these new growths I hope to find inspiration for my next illustrated creations. I imagine chefs also find this time of year inspiring, with fresh herbs and produce for new recipes. These pictures are from my brother's "city garden" (buckets instead of plots) last year. We dined on pizza made with just-picked ingredients. Delicious!