Dancing With Smurfs♥
Shasta Daisies,Hostas,Bluebells ,wild and invasive and tall,Geranium Rozanne somewhere in there;),and sedums..the bleeding hearts and Irises are done..
this is where that small garden is.coming up to the front steps..
Susan's Strawberry~Rhubarb Pie~Delicious~
Frida and Alstromerias..They last so long! Thanks Caroline for the idea~
New addiction..orchids in bloom~
Iced Tea..Tea Forte method.
Goody Woody Cookies:) 5 star seller..♥
Lost in the giant Nicotinas..giants!!
Some sunshine..some humidity..some clouds..
The Earth Does Laugh In Flowers..
Our town is dotted w/ so many flowers..
The ditch lillies line the streets.. along shore road..up and down side streets..
the hostas are blooming like crazy..banner yr for Shasta Daisies,Hydrangeas and Astilbes..all water lovers I guess..more than drought:)
It's really just maintenance at this point..like cutting down many Irises..the feverfews..adding chicken manure here and there;)
Painting and Stitching and Baking in between..
Do try Susan's pie while rhubarb and strawberries are so fresh~
Jacques loved it.
I see all the errors of my ways but what a fun stitching project right here..
I will make again and again..watching her of course..I am visual for crochet..
I started a few Christmas ornaments from a new seller..:(
NOT at all like Alicia's..however they will be gifted..w/ a bit of discomfort..there is no way I could get them to look ok..
one for each recipient..
get ready to laugh:(
I loved the little ritual of making Tea Forte iced tea..and was thrilled to make some for Noah after swimming..I made some for his mom..and his auntie..Noah said ..:"It tastes like pee"..we heard tea and said it is supposed to..he said..no..pee..LOL and so much for my little feminine ritual.Even my girls weren't enchanted..I think my enchantment meter is very low...I get enchanted easily.
I just love that photo Caro took of me..because in reality I can't stand to see photos of me that are posed for more reasons than one.
I love taking photographs..and am respectful of those who don't want their photo taken..I like spur of the moment when someone doesn't know..and then I show them..well apart from my girls and their friends that can smile so genuinely on demand and cannot take bad photos..
never send family and friends bad photos of themselves..never lol..
I even keep some from J and family if they are not flattering..why?
ok back to the pic.I love it.
Tried painting it and tried thrice..)
Bottom left Artist loft sketchbook..plain paper not watercolor..Van Gogh..watercolors~
Top left a journal I love..watercolor paper Field 6x6..Daniel Smith watercolors~
bottom right a paper from Sennelier in Paris ♥ ILOVEDTHATSTORE...and the large Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set I have~
then I tried again..lol..
Stonhenge Aqua watercolor paper (love it)and Sennelier watercolors..
So far it's the third I prefer.
Have I mentioned I love the quietude of painting?:)
Zen..meditation..calm..all in one♥
AS far as paints go..I seem to find qualities in all..and in papers also..
for certain..I feel better w/ a watercolor paper though.
A little old nana playing w/ her paints and cotton yarn and chickens;)
Gardening and baking in between..reading takes such a back seat in summer..
Today we have Lucas time and I am so looking forward to seeing our big boy♥
Take care..enjoy the coming weekend..