Tag Archives: nature photography

Crabapple in Opera Rose

I just love Winsor and Newton’s Opera Rose!  Such a brilliant pink – a perfect color to paint my flowering crabapple in watercolor that I drew previously here.

I tried to paint it looser and added a few splatters at the end.

Now, our second crabapple tree in our yard is blooming… with all the rain we had this Spring, it is “buzzing” with new growth!  I have never seen this tree so full of blossoms.

I have a new subject to paint.  YAY!

Cheers!  🙂

Lake Time

My hubby and I opened up our lake place (trailer) over the weekend.  We weren’t sure of the weather but decided to chance it and left home in rainy weather but arrived at the lake in sunshine!

The weather turned out to be wonderfully warm and the sky was the brilliant blue of summer… although the mountains were still covered with snow!

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We took our first boat ride of the season… Lake time for us is May through September.    I have been going to Priest Lake, Idaho since I was a baby so it always feels like coming home when I arrive!

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy with a haiku:

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Snow on rocky peaks,

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Sunshine sparkles on waves blue-green…

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Ah, fresh mountain air!

Cheers!

Nothing Crabby!

There is nothing crabby about this Crabapple tree!  It blooms the most gorgeous colors every Spring!

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I decided to try painting some of the blossoms in watercolor… yet was only able to get a sketch done today.

I’m going to try painting this one looser… hope you check back in next week to see how I do!

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers – furry or human!

Cheers! 🙂

Flowering Plum Tree

We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest!  The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:

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I wrote a haiku to celebrate:

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Showy pink petals

Purple plum ornamental

A Springtime delight!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!

Cheers!  🙂

Nature’s Canvas

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Apple tree budding,

One brilliant blue canvas sky

Nature brings new hope.

May you find peace in your heart today!

Happy Easter! 🙂

Carousel Of Lights

Carousel of lights,

Forgetting winter’s cold bite,

Brings our eyes delight!

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My hubby and I were at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho yesterday.  I took these photos outside at the marina.  The resort puts on a Christmas light show every year.

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I enjoyed looking at the mountains too and how peaceful the lake is in winter.  We did see one boat on the lake in 12 degrees!  Brrr!  Too cold for us!

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Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy the beauty around you… wherever you live!

Peace Friends!  🙂

Autumn’s Memory Fades

I was inspired by Jodi at The Creative Life In Between to create this haiku for today.

Bare branches reaching,

Outstretched arms towards the sun,

Autumn’s memory fades…

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Days become shorter,

Frosty fingers leave their mark,

Freezing seed heads droop.

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Colors change from gold,

Paperlike flowers pressed,

Winter’s icy breath.

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Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, friends! 

Cheers!  🙂

Around The Bend

I have made progress to my doodle I started last week.  Here is where I left off:

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I was having fun doodling all the twists and turns so I had to add a few more to my design:

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It’s almost done!  Next I will add color…

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Sometimes life is like this doodle, I can’t wait to see what is just around the bend!  I’m looking forward to taking a couple of new online art classes that I will share with you next week.

What are you looking forward to?  I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, friends!!  🙂

Perhaps you will find a little time to enjoy nature’s beauty around the bend or backyard like these photos I recently took:

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Cheers!!!

Blushing Blueberries

Blushing blueberries…

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Autumn leaves splendor beauty…

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Painting warm colors.

Wishing you a HAPPY day, friends!  🙂

Feeling Fallish

October.  I love this time of year as the leaves seem to change colors on a daily basis.

Mother Nature seems to have her own magical paintbrush!  I look out my kitchen window and see golden yellows, burnt oranges, olive greens and cheery reds blended with touches of purple every now and then!  🙂

Like these photos and a haiku –

A blushing blueberry,

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A Crabapple’s golden show,

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Fall beauty is here!

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Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends!  🙂

And perhaps a little time to marvel at Mother Nature’s artwork…

Cheers!