Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tortoise sighting

We had another tortoise sighting this weekend. It was a sweet lady trying to cross a gravel road. I had to stop and say hello. She quickly went into the grassy side. Happy Animal Wednesday.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

The Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is blooming in the garden now. It is so exciting becasue they have endured our winter once again. This is the first year for blooms though. Happy Blooming Tuesday to you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Animal Wednesday - House Wren

While this isn't a great rendition of a wren I must say it was fun trying to do it.  The house wrens have nests in three of the houses I have out for them this year. All going at one time. It tells me that they don't have to have a large territory.
One of the houses is right beside the patio doors so I can sit inside the house and watch the comings and goings of the Mr and Mrs feeding the young. One of them often perches on this small pot before it enters it's house.
Happy Animal Wedensday to everyone. I hope you are having a good week.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Larger painting

At the beginning of the year I said that I would do three large paintings. Here it is the middle of the year and I have just done one.  I have 6 months to do two more. I hope that I am more inspired in the next six months.
What I have painted here is the view out my window at work. This hollyhock is just at the edge of the building. When you look out this window you see the fringed curtain and it just all goes together. The old fashioned flower with the plisse fringed shade and the old stucco building. I put the painting in an old frame I picked up at a garage sale. Oldies but goodies.  Happy Blooming Tuesday to you all.