Sunday, March 14, 2010

Poppies are bloomin'


I am always drawn to flowers, it doesn't matter if its in a yard, or on a hillside they captivate me and draw me in. I love them so much that every year I fill my yard with them, all different varieties and colors. I do have my favorites though, the ones that seem to revisit my much loved gardens every year. In the spring I love the faces of pansy's and rannaculas and those poppies. Their single petals, long, slender stems swaying in the wind as the sun lights them up is worth waiting for. They burst open every morning, waiting for me to come and soak it all in. We attempted to plant and prune in a timely manner this year, trying to ensure tons of blooms for the garden tour. We were selected, along with 5 other homes, to be on the local tour. I am hoping that the yard will wake up in time to be in full bloom but with all the rain, and the cold I don't know if the yard will cooperate this year.Here is my painting from this morning, sitting on the grass, soaking in the sun as I painted poppies.  

10 comments:

Stephie Butler said...

I love your poppy sketches Desiree...has to be my fav flower too...

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Poppies are my favourite. Your sketches are lovely.

Nancy Goldman said...

I love these colorful sketches Desiree. When is the garden tour? Can you send me the specifics? I love going to garden tours.

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martasart said...

What lovelies! I might have to come over one day just to paint in your garden!

Desiree said...

Thank you everyone, the colors are so amazing. I would love you to come over and paint with me, anytime. Nancy I will send you details, I would love to meet you!

Joan said...

Oooh, these are lovely!!! Wish I could be there sitting on your lawn in the sunshine painting your poppies!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

How I love your poppies!! Beautiful...they are early no? Ours only arrive in June/July? Well, now I get to revel in yours too and then again in June1
Ronell

ambal said...

These poppies are beautifully painted. And, I like the way you designed the page. I'm learning from you. Thank you.

ambal said...

These poppies are beautifully painted. And, I like the way you designed the page. I'm learning from you. Thank you.

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