For more beautiful blooms check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.
I have been debating about doing one post on the Rose Garden from the New York Botanical Garden or doing a series of posts featuring individual flowers. The weather was interesting without getting wet and it made for fabulous photography. So I’m going to feature individual roses for a few days and then do a post with the rest. It was almost overwhelming to be surrounded by such visual and fragrant beauty. I wish I could have roses here, but it would just be a buffet for the deer. So enjoy as I share the beauty of the NYBG Rose Garden. For more beautiful flowers check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.
We planted quite a few iris last fall that are from my husband’s father, who passed away in November. My father-in-law was an active member of the Iris society and collected a variety of unusual and beautiful iris. He shared them with us once we got our first house and his bulbs have decorated our homes ever since. This is the only one that has bloomed this year, but I look forward to seeing what blooms they have in store for us next year.
To see more beautiful blooms check out Cee’s flower of the day post.
Gratitude usually abounds for me in the spring. I love spring flowers. I love spring candy (even if I can’t eat it anymore) and I even love spring rain. Here are the pages from my last week or so. I’ve been painting a lot – both the small paintings and the backgrounds of pages in this journal so you will see more cohesive and intentional painting in the next few gratitude journal posts. The 50 small paintings book is due back at the library tomorrow so I’m going to hit the paint while I have it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get it again to do justice to a few of the more complicated pictures I want to paint.
Some of this is progress on the community mandala, some is my 2 (fairly) new yoga classes that I am loving!!!! I’m trying to make to do lists again. I got away from them for a while but I love making and checking them and seeing them in my journal pages. Lots of green writing because I love green and life is so green and fecund these days. Breathe it in!
I had a fun photo shoot with some daffodils yesterday.
I like how the focus on the second flower makes it seem as if it is peaking out from that brash and unfocused front flower. If you want to see more lovely blooms check out Cee’s Flower of the Day posts. She has some outdoor daffodils for your viewing pleasure.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
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