May Flowers

And we’re in the month of May …

We’re so looking forward to the spring weather, but it only shows up every once in a while.  A day of sunshine and warmth, and then a 20-30 degree drop in temperature overnight and into the next day or two or three …

I was looking forward to the flowering of the dogwood tree in the garden.  And yes, the flowers are the same, and look the same year after year, but I think that maybe there may be a bunch that’s different from the last year that I can take photos of …

And I thought that I would have a couple of hours in the afternoon during the weekend to spend some time with it, but an overnight frost blew in during the week, and now they’re starting to wilt …

They haven’t even had the chance to fully bloom and change to a deeper pink hue 😦

*sigh* What to do?

I took pictures, of course!

How’s your spring coming along?

 

 

Pink and Purple

A favorite color combination … purples and greens …

Again, I haven’t seen these flowers in the garden before …

I should go out to that corner of the garden more often …

 

I tried to get a full, clear picture, but I couldn’t adjust the focus for the full frame.  Just that one small flower and a leaf.

Back to practice again.

Small White Flowers

Found some white flowers in the garden that I didn’t notice before …

Or maybe I haven’t walked around in that part of the garden often …

 

These looked like they were drying out …

… or had whiskers …

… or small dandelions …

 

It’s November Already …

November is here … the year is almost done.  Can you believe that?  I can’t.

Maybe it’s because the weather keeps changing from fall to spring to summer to fall every now and then.  Not complaining – love this mild fall.  Hopefully it’s also a mild winter.

I’m finally catching up with my favorite colorful season …

Love this color combination … and it’s showing up more in my knit projects as well …

I finally have new screensaver photos … do you still do that?

And new photos to make a calendar for next year .. do you do that too?

And I still have that canvas prints project on the to-do list …

What do you do with your favorite photos?

 

 

It’s All About the Weather …

I thought that summer was finally on its way … and then spring weather blew in overnight.  A light jacket came out of the closet again, after I thought I had put it away for a few months …

Not that I’m complaining about warm winter, but the weather this past year really has been an actual topic, not just a casual weather report.

And I’m back to waiting for hot sun …

dogwood flowers

 

 

Jumble of Flowers

I needed a distraction to settle my mind, so what better way than to just doodle aimlessly, right?

Since my latest Congo inspiration was flowers,  I thought to continue drawing plants and nature and to think outside of the boxes and lines.

This started out as a flower – see that in the middle?  A seven-petaled flower that I didn’t like, so I just continued to draw petals.  It started to look like a bushel of bananas, specially after I added shades here and there.  Oh well …  I continued on.

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With the television on as background noise, I just wandered over the page, drawing flowers.  I see now that I drew anywhere from five to 10 petal flowers.   Interesting …

It was looking rather busy  … So I thought that maybe I should add some colour to it …

It’s still looking busy … maybe worse now.  Will have to think of something else to do with it … or leave it as it is …

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Summer is Here 

Summer is finally here …

And with it the realization that this blog has been neglected for some time.  Apologies for that … we will remedy that soon!  Oh!  and how have you all been?  Life has been treating you well?

Life, in some ways, is rather predictable, with the same routine and schedules.  You know how it is … you run out of hours in a day … the daily stress of juggling between work, children, schooling, schedules, competing demands, forgotten repeated reminders (my phone must be getting tired of sending me reminders that I keep rescheduling, like hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock), catching enough hours of sleep (because, you know, if I don’t get enough hours of sleep, don’t talk more than a few sentences at a time to me; I will stare at you for a few seconds more before it even registers in my brain) … and one day, you walk out the door and you realize that summer is here and it’s humid!!

And as I walked around the corner, I also realized that I had forgotten about the perennial hydrangeas.  They finally bloomed, after this crazy see-saw spring-winter weather   (which I’m not complaining about!).

I just had time to take a quick snapshot with the camera phone.  Which also reminded me that I missed out on the NYBG Orchid Show this year … 😦  😦  😦

I think a change is in order … whether it’s to the daily routines or take out something and add something new … Something has to change …