other people’s gardens

I am grateful to all the people in my neighborhood who plant spring flowers.

Thanks, and ever thanks. Your gardens give me more delight than you can imagine.

blog_043015_threeredtulips118/365: three red tulips

sugar magnolia

It’s the last day of sunshine and 70’s before we dip into a week of chilly April showers. It is far too nice a day for me to sit in front of a computer screen.

I send you a glorious magnolia blossom, drenched in morning light and I take me out to wander round…

blog041815_magnolia106/365: magnolia

wind flower

The pasque flower or anemone patens is the state flower of South Dakota. As its latin name tells us, the flower spreads its seeds on the wind. A cherished symbol of spring, it often emerges through the snow to signal winter’s end.

blog_041615_pasqueflowers104/365: pasque flowers

mystery flower? there’s an app for that.

I couldn’t resist one more ode to the beloved bulb garden. I even used these blooms to test out my new favorite app: LikeThat Garden. Just snap a good close-up of the flower with your phone and the app identifies it in seconds! So far, it’s batting 1000. And, it’s free!

blog031815_spring flowers75/365: daffodils & grape hyacinths

green gifts

No disrespect to the other gifts, but the best one that Zola got – hands down – is the ‘watch it grow’ bulb garden. It’s sitting in the middle of our dining room table and delighting us all as each fresh, delicate bloom emerges. Definitely the gift that keeps giving! Thanks, Layla 🙂

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70/365: grape hyacinth

something old, something new

Since all I’ve posted lately are invitations to my art fairs, I thought I’d share a little something pretty for your Friday pleasure. It’s a new picture made from something I shot some time ago and it will be one of my first vintage-framed prints (available tomorrow).

small gold silkssilk flower still life