Trillium sessile

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Not from one of my gardens…I do hope to get one someday though!

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Lost and Found

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Toad Lily
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Twin Leaf
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Clintonia, Starflower, and Mayflower

I sometimes missplace a drawing – stuck in a journal, notebook, or tote and forgotten until the next time a reach for that tote/book – so here are a few I found from last month in a journal I’d stashed in a tote for back-and-forth to the Dyslexia Center.  I sit and draw while my son is in his tutoring sessions.  I was anticipating some of my favorite spring wildflowers that would be blooming – now they are and it’s the perfect time to be painting these!

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Trillium sessile

Pansies!

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I always plant a few pots of pansies – I try to pick the flowers that smell sweetest and I always get some johnny-jump-ups if I can for my Johnny (they’re his favorite flower).  So, I was inspired to make a pansy repeat pattern!  I love all the blues, violets, and peeks of yellow!

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As children my sister and I called them monkey faces ; )  They’d be fun all over some leggings, a travel mug, shower curtain, etc.  Which is better? Large or small scale?  I never am sure, depending on the product!  What do you think will look the best?  I’ll share the results in the next post!

Trillium in Bloom

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I’ve been waiting for my trilliums to bloom!  These are nodding trillium, and if you don’t watch carefully, they’ll bloom without you ever knowing it!  I have this prime spot in a wooded area of our yard, so I want to add a few more varieties of trilliums some day…Painted, grandiflora, and red are at the top of my list!

 

Spring Woodland Garden

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I take a walk around the yard nearly every day to see what is blooming…sometimes kitty comes too – I think she expects me to be hunting mice with her ; )

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I take a 3 mile walk every day too, for exercise, and when I get home I like to sit a minute on the porch and rest – kitty likes that too!  How is your spring going?  I hope you’re enjoying all the spring flowers where ever you are!

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Bloodroot

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I was able to buy a bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) at a plant nursery last year and eagerly await it’s blooms this spring!!!  I planted it along the edge of our woods where it gets dappled sunlight and undisturbed leaf litter – my one fear is the dear eating them…so I’m keeping a close watch and may stake a cage around them if necessary!

May Calendar

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It’s May!  The month of spring!  Everything is looking green and alive and the flowers are coming up in the gardens – the may apples are spreading out their large umbrella like leaves over dainty white flowers in my woodland garden – and soon it will be Mayflower hunting time.  My Mom and I always go collect a bunch of the fragrant blooms for mother’s day!  So, here’s your FREE Desktop Calendar HERE for download – Enjoy!

Bluebead Lily

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Also known as Clintonia borealis – with some wood anemone, and wintergreen…looking forward to seeing these blooming in the woods soon!  My absolute favorite is hunting for the woodland wildflowers in the spring!

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One of my favorite moths is the luna moth.  They’re so graceful and such a lovely green color!  I was in a mood to play with words too – alliteration!  It would be fun to develope this into a poster with fun fonts/graphic appeal – but I have no idea what it would be for!

In the Works

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Working on some new paper dolls!  I little testing first to get shapes and sizes correct – then tracing and drawing the outfits and accesorites to fit the models…now the fun part of painting!

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