Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pruners, sunscreen, gloves and my hat , going out to play in the yard

I have really enjoyed these last few days of playing in the yard and getting things trimmed as well as planted. The yard is bursting with color right now with the roses in full bloom and other things getting ready. I love the spring, life bursting out at the seams everywhere. Its the time of year when all my past efforts are still paying off. Things that have sat quietly are now screaming for my attention with their colorful flowers. I am trying to capture as much of it as I can in my garden journal, taking the time to label and try and show both the close up as well as an more expansive view. The big fountain is filled with potted plants, flowers and they are trying to come back after the winter of neglect, I may need to replace.
After working outside all day I sauteed some garlic and asparagus, made black bean soup and sweet potatoes for dinner, strawberries for dessert. We all ate outside at the barbaque area, the weather perfect and the sun shining through my grape stain glass window we hung in one of the arches. Still managing to eat vegan, and enjoying it!

7 comments:

Joan T said...

Oooh!!! I love the colors!! I would love to stroll around your garden.

Tammie said...

sounds like a wonderful day
and your art is beautiful.

Beth Niquette said...

Ooooh! My word! Desiree! This one fills my eyes. What a talented artist you are!

Desiree said...

Joan, I would love to have you, if you are ever here let me know!!!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Ooooh, I'm with Joan, wonderful colors. We won't have that lushness for another month at least.

Susie said...

Wonderful day out in the garden I see! Beautiful colors, your ART is so cheerful & bright.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Lovely sketch of some fabulous blooms....I just reread the Memorial Day post...omg....it was Alessandro...wow, gave me gooooosebumps when I read that. I don´t remember Trautwein, must be one of the many new streets but good old Alessandro. I guess all the orange groves are long since gone. I remember the wonderful orange scented air for miles around.

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