Gardening Girl

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Here’s my original painting of a barefoot gardener with her basket full of vegetables – illustrated for an article in the summer issue of Daughters of Promise magazine!

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I love how it looks printed – such a great article to illustrate for Living the Good Life at Home by Ann Schrag.  The article is a beautiful reminder to love the work of homemaking ; )

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Summer

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This is the view from my porch – what I call the door yard.  I watch my birds at the feeders and relax on my shady porch with my kitty.  It’s my happy place!  My little slice of heaven on earth is right here ; )

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My Babe built me this beautiful little porch just last year!  We’ve been enjoying it so much!  It’s such a great place to relax and visit together with family and friends.  We both liked the idea of having a porch before we built it – but we had no idea how much we’d love it!!!

 

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This is my favorite chair – the hammock chair!

Also, My Babe and I have a wedding anniversary coming up soon.  Counting my blessings and so grateful to have a beautiful home and family with this man!  I’ve been married 14 years with this guy – My Babe ; )

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Poppy

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My little sketchbook – it’s the one I grab when I’m not sure what I’ll be drawing.  It only has two, maybe three pages a year, for the last 7 years…random garden or landscape scenes, etc.  I keep it and some pencils, in a bag, ready to go ; )

Twin Leaf

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An ephemeral flower of north america, but not native to Maine – it will grow here though and I’ve seen it in a few of the botanical gardens.  I just love those delicate split leaves!

June Calendar!

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June is prabably my favorite month!  My gardens fill with flowers, the butterflies and honey bees are regular visitors, and the birds are raising their babies ; )  We start school vacation for the summer today – YAY!  Later this month is my wedding anniversary to my dear husband (I always choose a botanical garden somewhere for a picnic lunch!)

Anyway, here’s a Free calendar Download for your Desktop!  Featuring my crepe paper version of Nymphaea odorata – fragrant white water lily native to New England – Enjoy!