Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blooming Tuesday - Flowering Maple

It has been a long while since I have seen a bloom in my garden. Even now, no blooms in the garden but imagine my surprise when I walked into the dining room and found that the Flowering Maple had a couple of blooms. It was such a lovely surprise. This crazy flower usually only blooms for me during fall. I will take it though. It gives me such hope and expectation for spring. Yes, the days are getting longer. I can hardly wait.

14 comments:

Julie said...

Lisa...you are a wonderful botanical illustrator...and animal illustrator too! Great flower...love the details. Love how you write your titles.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I agree with Julie. this is lovely. I need to do the geranium in my sunroom. I love it that the days are getting longer. :))

PAK ART said...

I love your flower and good thoughts of spring! I noticed I could see into the back yard this morning, it's still dark, but there's a hint of light.

Katiejane said...

I've never heard of a flowering maple! How pretty it is. Yes, it won't be too much longer now. I'm seeing tiny sprouts of spring bulbs pushing up through the ground. So exciting.
You are really good at drawing plants and animals.

Quiet Paths said...

A lovely surprise indeed and you've captured it so well. Yes, the days are lengthening!

Teri Casper said...

A beautiful surprise and a beautiful painting!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful painting Lisa. Such detail. Happy for you to find the blooms!

marianne said...

What a cute surprise Nature gave you!. The painting is lovely too!
And yes I love it too when the days get longer. I long for spring as well. It will be wonderful to see flowers in my garden again.
HBT & HAW :)

yoon see said...

I agree with Julie too.
Simply fabulous and inviting!

Your illustrations are getting better and better each time I come by.

Love how you progress as an artist!

Cheryl said...

Lisa,

That is a favourite for me. Beautiful I love it. Reminds me of those lovely illustraions I would find in Victorian botanical books.

Gorgeous :)

Robin said...

Lisa.... now, we KNOW Spring is really on the horizon! This is a beautiful, beautiful sketch! You really are so talented!

Here, in SF, we have had an usually mild *Winter*... the dryest in over 40 years...the Cherry Blossoms and other flowering trees and plans are already in bloom....

Sending you a big hug from SF,

♥ Robin ♥

soulbrush said...

unfortunately I think winter has just begun here in london and it is freezzzzing! altho some daffodils did manage to creep put of the ground. I love daffs, they make my heart lighten as I dream of spring. hugs to you dear heart.xxxx

Q said...

I too need flowers in the winter....
I shall look up Flowering Maple it is very pretty.
Sherry

Lee May said...

I tell you, Lisa, you double your pleasure: growing such a lovely blooming plant and then, illustrating it as well, ensuring that the pleasures last. Enjoy! I sure did.