Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wild Daffodils, But Not A Bunny in Sight

I could have used a walking stick, but I made it out on my own with only camera in hand to the spot of greenery in the woods I've had my eye on since we moved into this place. Only one dead leaf from last year's crop jumped farther than a leaf should on it's own. It was probably a frog, I thought. The leaf was too small to hide a bunny. This Little Red Riding Hood with the bum knees made it back home too to tell the tale of my woodsy venture and cross it off my "To Do" list. Ever since I painted the patch, I wanted to see it up close and pick a few for Honey's pleasure. Happy Easter world.



15 comments:

  1. Hi Linda--There's a world out there? With frogs and daffodils? I need to get out more. I love that saturation thing you do with the snapshots. And that painting is really wonderful! All the best, Bill

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  2. Saturation is my favorite Bill, also vividness. There is indeed a world out there that's more colorful than the camera records--that's where we come in to work our magic.

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  3. A great painting Linda - and love your shot of the clumps of daffodils so artfully placed over fallen leaves.

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  4. Mother Nature does have an eye Bonnie. The joy of the whole excursion was that I noticed the bulbs were spreading all over that section of the woods. Clumps of green were where they weren't when I painted that picture. In years to come masses of yellow will announce the season.

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  5. That patch is gorgeous!. BTW w/this crazy weather my Christmas cactus has blooms on it!.

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  6. btw,those rocks were all tumbled at Refugio Beach.. You'd be amazed as to the amount of rocks just washed up on shore...

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  7. My Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter cactus is blooming too. It bloomed all through the winter. The most profuse crop was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now there's only scattered blooms. Soon, it will vacation out-of-doors. The hibiscus I wintered are doing fine--one more than the other. They too can expect to move outside as soon as the night temps are reasonable--June.

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  9. I also love the painting.

    Intrepid of you to brave the wild for a bunch of daffodils.

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  10. How nice to be able to just escape into the nearby forest for a walk. Wonderful artwork.
    Happy Easter.

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  11. Jean you're right. It was quite a venture--lots of fallen trees to climb over and skinny twigs to watch out for least they poke you in the eyes. I should also have had my shop glasses. But I had to see what those yellow spots were in that green mass that I had painted from a photograph I took from my bedroom window. Then when I got there and saw they were daffodils as they should be, I was delighted and picked a few to take back as evidence that I had made the trip. Will I go again? Yes, with my tree pruner.

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  12. A beautiful post of words, photographs and a wonderful painting! I'm glad you now have time to get back into the studio.

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  13. Evelyn I was hoping to run into the Great Wall,but with no such luck. All I saw were the daffodils, a leaf that hopped and a flock of geese come in for an awesome landing on the lake beyond the trees. I was so struck by the realization that I was in a totally different world just feet from my door, I missed the photo op.

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  14. Mathew. You got my curiosity up. What did you say and why did you take it back? You remain a man of mystery. I like that. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. The photos and your painting of them are gorgeous! I think I've met a kindred color freak!

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