Thursday, April 14, 2011

This morning in the garden...

I am starting to find back to my old routine and it feels so good. Well, with the drawing class thrown in, it's a different routine from before, and I love it! Tomorrow, after class I'll show you my finished still life contour drawing...
This morning, Winslow and I took a walk, something I haven't done in quite a while - at least not in the early morning.
It was gorgeous and I so wish I had had the camera to share some of the beauty with you. Steam was rising from the neighborhood ponds and the sun was kissing the tops of the big pine trees as it was rising in the sky.
So, when I got back to the house, I quick took a few photos for you of what is happening in our garden!
So much is blooming right now.
Spring at its finest!
The azaleas are all done, but the roses are in their full glory.
Our bottle brush tree is blooming so beautifully and I keep watching for hummingbirds to arrive to drink from it.
And there even are still a few late-blooming daffodils gracing our yard.
And then ... the figs! Look how big they already are. I cannot wait for them to be ripe.
Maybe this year our pomegranate will not only flower so gorgeously, but also bear some fruit. Keep your fingers crossed!
I'm planning to have some serious studio time today! I've so missed just playing with my paints and papers and canvas. We'll see what emerges...

To you a most wonderful day!!


  1. Silke, Deine Frühjahrsimpressionen sind einfach wundervoll!

  2. Oh, thanks for the garden tour. I adore sweet peas--one of my favorite flowers.

  3. Liebe Silke,

    wenigstens kenne ich schon steufel, weil die
    Kommentare auch in Deutsch sind.

    Frohe Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  4. Wow, your yard must be so beautiful with all of those wonderful flowers, that bottle brush is really quite an attractive plant. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the early morning with your buddy he was happy about it too.:) Enjoy your day!

  5. i'm so jealous... sweet peas already!! lovely pics... ahhh for spring

  6. Let's hear it for spring in all its wonderfulness! You are away ahead of Maine when it comes to blooms, but I am appreciating the end of the snow season. Even mud season is welcome here. Enjoy your creative day! ♥

  7. Thank you for the early morning walk. Your garden is so far ahead of ours. Enjoy your day with your paints.

  8. They are beautiful these pics, dear, lovely! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  9. Silke, your garten is so full of beauty, dear- and the figs--uhhmmm, we have them here ,too-but it will be late august before we can eat them from the tree.

  10. Gosh, Silke, our spring blooming season must be so much ahead of yours, even though we don't live that far apart - most of the blossoms in your garden came and went and we're now at the full-blown green and lush stage with an occasional color spot in between...I already miss the Spring flowers. Seems like the Azaleas even didn't bloom that long either...I miss them!

    Wishing you a lovely day :-)

  11. The garden is looking beautiful Silke! :-)

  12. I LOVE all the beautiful blooms in your garden. You and Winslow must have had a wonderful morning. I think a morning walk is the perfect way to start the day - love seeing all the flowers wake up~~


  13. Beautiful garden Silke! I love azaleas!! Yours look gorgeous! Now that the weather is finally breaking I hope to get back to my walks with the pup! :)

  14. Very pretty pictures of your garden, Silke. I love to walk the yard and take time looking at each flowering plant and its beauty. I miss some of the unique plants of the South. One of my favorites is the Oleander. And the birds! I miss the Southern birds. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Ibis.
    Have a beautiful weekend, Silke.