Bunny Pillow, crocus, johnny jump ups, paintings

I fell in love with this bunny pillow while shopping at my local Kroger grocery. At Christmas there was a snowman pillow that I had looked at so many times and put back down. When all of them were bought I was irritated with myself for not buying it. The conservative brain kept saying “you are spending for Christmas, not for yourself”….you understand, but I have decided to relieve myself of that mindset. the minute I saw this sweet bunny face I snatched it up, put it in the cart with no second thoughts. I look forward to summer. Who would have thunk to pick up your pillows at the grocery???

This corner was naked too long, so I brought out the teal and blue painting. I have had so many customers think, and ponder about this painting but not purchase it. I am going to leave it there for a while, it really brightens that spot up and also picks up colors from the antique grandmothers flower garden quilt. The painting is still for sale. It is 24 X 24 and is $250.00. Just send a message if you have a question or are interested.

So desperately wanting some warm weather. We have a forecast tonight of some rain mixing with some $)*%!!! The plants are not giving up though. A few years ago I took 2 or 3 packages of johnny jump up seeds and threw them out in the landscaping. They multiply and become like a bed of moss. I even get some blooms in the winter. I suspect when it gets just remotely warm those little faces will be popping up everywhere.

Oh my, the crocuses are pretty. When there is some sun they open their petals and soak it up. In the evening they close up shop again. I need to make a point to plant more for next year.

Such a happy yellow!

The new day-lily leaves are popping up through the old, brown, shriveled ones of last year.

This suncatcher, that is in the studio window would reflect on a blank canvas that was on an easel. One early morning I finally paid attention to it,the yard light was giving it the reflection component so it was quite early in the morning.

I decided to trace it and do a painting because it was so neat. Here it is in the early stages. Thinking about adding some bronze paint and flowers twisting around the rays.

This is my very favorite gold in the whole world. Golden brand, Iridescent Bright gold fine. Check back for updates. Happy Easter and warm weather wishes to you.

 

Watching

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Pavel, watching me take pictures outside. They have the best view in the house on my art table. I have that old rug there so they can be comfortable….it’s a cats life.

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I am watching Spring come alive through the crocus blooming in my landscape bed outside of my studio window. These were just planted in the fall so I didn’t really know how pretty they would be. I will love it when through the years they multiply. I have really been enjoying them!

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Watching the candystriped daylilys green start to sprout up through the dead leaves from last year.

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So happy that the transplanted forsythia is starting to bloom. I love watching each plant grow.

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I am very tickled with my magnolia tree. Look at this big fat bud, it’s going to be beautiful this year.

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The whole tree is covered with these gems. I am so enjoying the development of the buds.

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Pretty yellow forsythia.

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Another sweet little face looking out and watching me.

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Watching the field turn green behind us and wondering what the farmer has planted that had laid dormant through the winter. Also watching the storm develop off in the distance. It’s been a day of rain.

I have a book, “The Best Loved Poems of the American People” and I don’t feel that I appreciate it enough.  I think poems are to be read slowly and one has to absorb them to get the whole meaning of them.  I am going to start using some in my posts to share with you, my visitors. 
 I SAW GOD WASH THE WORLD
I saw God wash the world last night
With his sweet showers on high,
And then, when morning came, I saw
Him hang it out to dry.
He washed each tiny blade of grass
And every trembling tree;
He flung his showers against the hill,
and swept the billowing sea.
The white rose is a cleaner white,
The red rose is more red,
Since God washed every fragrant face
And put them all to bed.
There’s not a bird, there’s not a bee
That wings along the way
But is a cleaner bird and bee
Than it was yesterday.
I saw God wash the world last night.
Ah, would He had washed me
As clean of all my dust and dirt
As that old white birch tree.
WILLIAM I. STIDGER

Thanks again so much for stopping by!

 

Spring Nature

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I walked around the house yesterday with plans to capture the start of spring through early blooms and buds. This is a fully opened crocus from bulbs I planted last fall. The wind had made it fall over.

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Here is another crocus with the bloom just emerging out.

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Tulips that I also planted last fall. I really don’t remember what color they are. It will be a nice surprise.

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This is that same crocus later in the day.

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Magnolia Buds

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Redbud sprouts.

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Crab apple tree sprouts.

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Another flowering tree sprout. I am so glad to see this one, I was worried about it.

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Lilac bush

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Pretty blue water of the pond behind our house.

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Wet and dry rocks along the edge of the pond.

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The weather station I received for Christmas. It was windy and the spinner on the top was going fast. I really like to know the wind speed from the house.

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Ripples from the wind on the pond going northeast.

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Our birch tree before leaves. It has really grown in 4 years. We have had a few really nice warm days that were just teasing us. but oh so enjoyable. Spring is coming my friends and we welcome it with open arms. Thanks for sharing with me.