Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

The Pink Lady is absolutely bursting with blossoms all over town this year.  It must have liked the rain we had. This was taken in the middle of the day and I almost didn't take it because flowers in full sun don't usually come out too well. This is one of several out on the church patio.

The flowers on our patio are out in full bloom also.
Temperatures expected to be in the eighties this weekend.

 We think we might go out to the desert soon as we hear the desert flowers are at their best right now.

 My plumeria survived yet another winter.  We had no frosts this year.  It will not flower now until later in the year as I remember.  The dry dirt area on the bank is for the birds to take their dust baths. They love it there. Truly!  Maybe I will get a photo of them .

 So Rune, how is it in Norway?  We may have great weather but you have the greatest scenery.  This is of no specific area.  I took two photos and combined them.  (Water colors) This isn't the most spectacular scene we saw but I just wanted to draw some Norwegian-type houses. I love their bright colors and geometrical shapes.  Note that we are looking at the back of these houses (no doors) probably because the weather comes  in from where we are standing.  Like England, Norway has spectacular gardens and flowers but you can't have masses of flowers without rain.


Gillian Mowbray said...

Is Pink Lady the plant we know as thyme? Your Spring looks more like our Summer with those geraniums!Here the daffs are only just opening, it's such a late Spring.

Your Norwegian scene is gorgeous - nicely done. x

Autumn Leaves said...

I am simply mesmerized by both the mountains and the ground color work, Chris. So beautiful! And the practical side of me wants to know what these people will do if a fire strikes!! I think it is a law that homes have to have two ingresses/egresses. And look! A lake! I just saw that! What a marvelous place to live!!

kaybee said...

Okay, now I am REALLY jealous! We were blessed to have an easy winter, but it will be some time before we see flowers emerging from those green shoots that are just above the ground right now!

Love your Norway drawing - beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

Love you Pink Lady! All your flowers are gorgeous as well as your drawing of Norway.

I am passing a MEME to you. If you have time, check it out on my blog.

Wanda said...

Love the colors ~~ Love Spring!

Isn't it fun to watch birds take dust baths....

I love your look at Norway with yur watercolors.
Great mountains and warm and cozy.

I'm going to be part of the Meme Cher Tagged you for. In fact I posted something on my art blog that will be part of that meme.

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Rune Eide said...

I did post a comment to this one - did it disappear on its way across the Atlantic?