I was tired and hot from our miles and miles of hiking and it was fun to sit and paint surrounded by flowers.
With a certain four-legged friend in the grass beside me.
I didn't finish the clay pot, but I did finish the rose and blackberry flowers.
Quick practice for painting the more complicated roses. They keep opening, the roses. All over.
Sharifa Asma, which may possibly be my favorite. It smells divine.
And Golden Celebration. Lovely, but slightly less fragrant. Both David Austin varieties.
I found a surprise in one of my gardens today. A red rose where no red rose was planted. It had shot up from the root stock of a grafted rose. I tried to photograph it, but the red was just too vivid. I will try again tomorrow. The branch is filled with buds, so I hate to cut it down, but I guess I should. I'll wait till the flowers are finished, though.
Flowers. Definitely a recurring theme in my Joy lists. They're there again today.
- a day spent outside
- my garden + roses
- the Joy exchange celebration
- 2 custom Etsy orders
- an art trade
But maybe I should have been more general and said "flowers" instead of garden and roses. Or just tagged on another bit of Joy because this orchid is certainly bringing be Joy!
I bought it last week at a plant sale at the Rockefeller Greenhouse for a whole $5. It's gigantic and the flower buds on all those flower stalks are starting to pop.
I think I need to paint them.
What's bringing you Joy this week?