When the Bearded Iris bloom spring is in full swing. I wish they lasted more than a few very short weeks. I’d like to see them bloom all summer but then they may not be quite so special. Weekly Photo Challenge-Spring
Dogwoods and especially pink dogwoods mean spring has arrived. But I could do without the cold snap of Dogwood Winter they bring with them. Weekly Photo Challenge-Spring
Nothing says Spring like the sight of Cherry Blossoms and this little bee knows it. He was making a beeline for the blooms. Maybe he’s hungry after a long cold winter! Weekly Photo Challenge-Spring
The Bearded Iris is the Tennessee State Flower. Right now they are blooming profusely in masses of cheerful color. These shots were taken at the following locations: Iris City Gardens. Iris City grows and ships a large variety of iris plants. The more unusual blooms in the video are from Iris City. Carnton Plantation. CarntonContinue reading “Sunday Slideshow-Bearded Iris”
Portugese Prayer of the Woods on a sign in the woods of East Tennessee. I am not sure of the origins of this prayer as I have never seen it before I saw this sign. It’s a wonderful prayer! Weekly Photo Challenge-Letters
This osprey has a sense of style. She’s added a fishing float to her home decor up on top of her nest. This is one shot where I really wished I had a telephoto lens. (But then I would have to know how to use it!) There is no telling what other decorating gems sheContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge-On top”
“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of Cross Creek and The Yearling Do we, as artists, require a place of enchantment? Can we create without a place of enchantment? Do we have to physically be at that place orContinue reading “Soaking up Enchantment”
Not only is Zinc White not toxic, if you are big on plein air painting, it doubles as sunscreen and topical treatment for poison ivy, as well.
“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (from Artpromotivate.com) What can the heart imagine? How easy is it to see and hear what the heart imagines? It may be a matter of being open and letting go. The heart is always ready and willing. WeContinue reading “The Unleashed Heart”
Winter Birds The birds were braving the snow and rain to eat at the feeder. Once the sun came out, they looked like they were really enjoying it.