A Trio of Mid-June Flowers

There’s a trio of photos waiting for you in this flickr album

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Wednesday Night

Came home today and sat down to paint. Step by step we reach our goals, right? Added quite a bit, managed to leave a lot of white areas where there would be flowers and realize deep in my heart that dark colors are really something I need to get comfortable with. Very odd since in fabric I’m all about the darks.

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. — Daniel H Burnham

Ladies Day Out

Took Mom up to Faddegon’s today to look around and enjoy the new plants for the season. Here it’s a little early to plant anything other than perennials. Memorial Day wasn’t holding anybody back though at the garden center. Wagons full of plants and bushes were everywhere.

Mom got a beautiful clematis and some butterfly plants and I came home with a pretty hanging basket and a pot of a deep red/black geranium that I just couldn’t resist. Must have been the color that did me in, there’s a similar color petunia in the basket.
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Two good painting days and a fun day with Mom. Great days off.

Happy New Year’s Eve

Sort of grey and leaning towards January, isn’t that odd? Got a few little odd jobs done and this, still wet and needing a few things.

This was in the quote box:

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. — Helen Keller 1880-1968

Life Inside and Out

Tonight I had another look at the hosta when I got home and then I couldn’t resist admiring the primroses (not roses at all) and the moss roses (about as ultimately and fragrantly rose as you can get!).

primroses and roses

Then I got all my stuff together for tonight’s writing critique. Computer, AC adaptor, earbuds – oh wait – I have something better than that… Yes I do. And they worked great! Thank you WoW raiding days!

Looking Down Rather Than Up

Although the sky was full of fascinating and fast moving clouds, the view looking down was cheery and promising: