Monday, May 20, 2013

Poppy Love

Over 30 years ago, my husband and I bought a house from a woman
 who had beautiful gardens of perennials, including some striking poppies.
As we cleaned our garage this past weekend, Bill came across
 this pen, ink and pastel picture I had done back then, carefully wrapped in paper.

It brought to mind my trip to Tuscany nearly 4 years ago,
where I saw amazing fields of poppies, growing wild.

And recently, I took a paper poppy class from the wonderful AnnMarie Gallivan,
where we manipulated and shaped ordinary red card stock into stunning blossoms.

Who can resist the richness of this beautiful flower?

My next post will be my last before taking a blogging break.
Home renovations coming soon!!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Greetings!

Just stopping by to say...

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope your day has been a lovely one!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flowers Everywhere

This week, I visited my sister Carol 
and brought her a Mother's Day bouquet.

She loves every kind of flower - this is one of her orchids,

and this beautiful tree outside her back door is just about to bloom.


During the ride home I noticed so many versions of my favorite tree, 
the beautiful dogwood.

Yesterday I received a beautiful Mothers Day bouquet
in my favorite color
from my sweet husband.

The weather seems to be getting warmer and I can't wait to buy some
potted plants for outside our front door.

Hope your world is blooming
and that you've had a wonderful week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Enjoying May

"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
                                    Edwin Way Teale

Yesterday Bill and I went walking by the lake. We have lived in this town for more than ten years and it's only recently that we've discovered the pleasure of walking along the lake on a beautiful afternoon.

A lovely place for families to stroll...


and plenty of benches on which to sit and chat.

Today is overcast, and a good day to get things done!
I have a list of practical projects to attend to - home dec, decluttering and artwork.
I hope to share the results with you soon!

Hope you have a terrific Monday!!