Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I love all of the words because of their tactile nature. When I stumbled across these logs in our woods, I thought there were little white butterflies adorning the circle. Upon closer inspection, it is actually a thin white lichen that curls this way and that giving it remarkable character. I just love the look of it and spent about 30 minutes taking pictures of it on all the tree limbs laying on or near the ground. It must love our wooded area and get just the right amount of sunlight because we have these little butterfly jewels scattered throughout. Just makes me happy imagining them as a cluster of wings just waiting for the muse and the moonlight!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Its noun meaning - the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something; essential part; basic scheme or structure, fabric; overall structure.
I absolutely adore texture and look for it everywhere and anywhere. I was out in the yard shooting photos of various trees with lichen, moss and just cool shadows when I happened to look upward and see this interesting little scene. Yes it is out power pole but I loved the various textures it offered in such a small area. The characteristics of each stand on their own yet looked phenomenal just waiting to be discovered. Did you happen to notice the heart shaped knot? Oh yeah, a visually added bonus for your artistic eye, one that might have gone unnoticed had I not looked to the sky for inspiration!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
I love, love, love the way the sun is hitting this little daffodil foursome, can you feel the warmth? I know I can!
I have been witnessing what a little rain over the past couple of days has done to our wintry grey surroundings. The grass has gone from a dried army green to a lively bright kelly green. The birds are gathering nest fodder and busily claiming their spots amongst the trees. I spotted a pair of kingfisher over the pond just squawking away at each other showing off with flying loops over the water, a spectacle I have never before seen. The greenery of plants are starting up everywhere you look around every tree and the garden beds. The trees are sprouting luscious buds promising this years awesome blooms.
Oh yeah, Spring is here and it is very welcome in this house!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Hope they put a nice sunny smile on your face today!!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Our local flower shop, Brumm's Bloomin' Barn, was giving away jonquils with every purchase this week and well, I was a lucky participant! Their bright, lively cadmium yellow deliciousness really put a smile on my face so I wanted to share their color with you. When I took them outside to photograph the sun just lit them up even more, almost blinding you in vibrantly intense warm yellows. Next to the winter landscape, this was a very welcome sight to experience color this way. I loved the way the dark shadow on the porch really makes the flowers take center stage making them almost look cutout and pasted onto the vase. But did you happen to notice that fantastic shadow next to the vase, what an interesting art piece this would make. All the angles of the bloom edges, the rich shadows, the vase, the leaning flowers, the nice line of stems, are all things my artistic eye treasure so yes, you will be seeing this set up again. Happy Spring and thank you Brumm's!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Those words are exactly what I was looking for in the meaning of finally. It is a waiting game and one I'm not sure how to do, patience is not a virtue I use readily or daily. But the gentle disturbance of the thawing ground in the garden always means something wonderful is coming our way. I have looked and waited and looked some more, expecting the little bursts of color and was not disappointed after all. They are here in mass and I love their shocking bursts of color amongst the dreary winter grey surrounding them in the landscape. Spring is on its way, it is a sure sign that winter has finally passed. Thank you for a dreamland of winter whites and magical memories but I am really looking forward to the upcoming bursts of new, fresh and vibrant color. Hello Spring!
Monday, April 1, 2013
The adjective meaning of final - not to be altered or undone; ultimate; relating to or occurring at the end or conclusion (finally is the adverb).
I have been waiting, looking to the garden daily for the last couple of weeks and finally have seen the sight I have been hoping for - the crocus flowers. We have large and small, and color varieties from the palest lavender to the deepest violet, white and sunshine yellow. But these striped beauties are by far my favorite. I love their color with the frosted white striations on the outside hiding the medium violet on the inside but the surprise comes in the shape of their bright yellow orange stamen. Love Mother Nature for that glorious treat! Their delicate long skinny leaves with their white stripe are another indication of her ingenious design. I can't imagine what her inspiration was for this tiny treasure but I'm sure glad the muse lead her to it!