Roses, Rhubarb and Redheads

My husband recently bought me this beautiful bouquet of pink roses and white lilies to celebrate our 31 years of marriage.  I have such a thoughtful guy!

Anniversary roses first day

The colors remind me a little of the Rhubarb that is growing in leaps and bounds in our backyard:

Rhubarb - 1

I happen to like this sour fruit!  I like to bake it with strawberries and sugar (and a tablespoon of red hot cinnamon candy) in the oven.  I’m going to make a batch tomorrow.

rhubarb - 3

I think the big, green (poisonous) leaves are really quite beautiful.

rhubarb - 4

I have fond memories from my childhood where I would tear a crimson stalk from the plant, rinse it with the hose and then dip it into sugar.  It was a sweet, tart treat!  My mom often boiled it in a saucepan with a little water and a lot of sugar to make a rhubarb sauce that we would have over toast for breakfast.

I bet you are wondering about the Redhead part of my post?

Well, I painted my first duck today in watercolor:

My Redhead Duck

It is called a Redhead.  The male has a bright red head, gray back, and black chest and rear end.

A handsome fellow, don’t you think?

Happy Creating!

18 responses to “Roses, Rhubarb and Redheads

  1. Great job on the watercolor duck. Congrats on your anniversary. And my family loves rhubarb custard pie. Yum!! Happy Friday !

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  2. Beautiful duck….and first time….very nice painting! I love rhubarb…my grams made a rhubarb pie that I dream about! Didn’t know the leaves were poisonous though….Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your painting, Jill, you really have a gift for watercolor!! That duck is beautiful!! Happy Friday and congrats for both celebrations!

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    • Thank you kindly Laura! I always like your creative blog titles using letters of the alphabet so I tried to be clever like you! 😊 I rushed my painting a bit on the duck and thought I’d messed it up but was able to fix it. 🐦
      Happy Friday! Shake your tail feathers! 🐓🐓🐓

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      • Wow, I’d have never dreamed you rescued this one; it’s beautiful, Jill! I usually don’t look at other blog titles that much, but that is a great one, now I think about it! 😀 Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. You too Laura! 🐥🐥🐥

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  5. Thanks, my kind & wise friend! I plan to. 🙂

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  6. Happy anniversary Jill!. I should plant rhubarb in the backyard. I certainly have enough space and I do love rhubarb in pies and preserves.

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  7. Happy anniversary!

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