Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mothers Day at Kubota Garden

 My son took me to the Kubota Garden in Seattle for a 
mothers day stroll. We spent hours there just marveling
at this beautiful peaceful place.
Fujitaro Kubota (born 1879 in Shikoku Island, Japan)
emigrated to the US in 1907 and started the garden in 
1927,  The garden was completed in 1962.  Fujitaro Kubota
passed away in 1973 at the age of 94.
 I am totally amazed at all that this one man completed. It is 
now a historical landmark. It was acquired by the
 city of Seattle from the Kubota family in 1987.
 I found it to be so peaceful and beautiful it was
hard to leave.There were so many pathways to 
travel .So many bridges and waterfalls, ponds,
magnificent stones and unusual plants.
 My photos do not do it justice.
Many Koi all different colors.
What a wonderful day with my son. He is a keeper.
I hope you all had a wonderful day too!

Friday, April 29, 2016

New Cards and Gift Tags





Cards are on Etsy and gift tags are at local shops
and I am going to take a nap!
More later it has been a very l-o-n-g week.
Have a fun weekend everybody.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Continued from Last Post.

More of the old but glorious cherry tree.


So many big blossums,

Purple mini rhodie


A lovely peach rhodie with bell shaped flowers.

My favorite "face flowers" the pansies. I worried 
about them as one day it was very warm and the next
morning they were covered in snow. :-(

Bellflowers

The flower in this photo belongs on a 
ground cover that spreads quickly. 
Has varigated leaves and I use them in some of my pots as
they trail nicely. Can't remember the name, sorry.
I had them in a garden and they took over so ripped 
some out and tossed them in part of our shady woods. I underline
tossed and two years later they had become a lush ground cover.
Last but not least the start of my crimson azalea patch.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Dogs, TV Commercials and Spring has Sprung

 Don't they look like angels.......NOT
Max has become addicted to TV commercials involving dogs.
He gets so excited watching, then trys to figure out where they went 
when the commercial is over. Barks and howls begin.....

 He wakes poor Cooper up... "whats going mom, is Max OK?"

But then the next day they want to help me weed. Such
sweet little munchkins, until the next dog on TV.
Max loves the Heinz commercial with weiner dogs in buns
running for the ketchup and mustard. Where do they come up 
with this stuff.
On another note Spring is here. So I wandered about the
property shooting photos of early flowers and my wonderful 
very old cherry tree.
I rescued this tree some twenty plus years ago and brought 
it here to Wildflower. It was old then, but every year it puts on a show.
For some reason blogger won't let me post more pictures .... so
there will have to be a part two. If anyone knows why, let me know.
Til then tootles and may the sun shine down on you all.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bunnies, Bunnies Everywhere Bunnies

I had just finished this painting and was about to hang this in a local shop when a lady bought it.
I t made my day!
It measures 17 by 17 and I must say the rascally bunny really was acting up about having to 
pose for such a  long time. Actually this was my second one as the first one was ruined.
The ink pen I used in the first one said permanent ink.....it wasn't. Believe me after days of 
work I was very upset to say the least.
I had to rest before my second attempt.
 I must say I have a "thing" for rabbits. They reside everywhere in and outside
of my home.
Well I could go on but this is just a sampling of the little critters that 
live here.
Hope your day is filled with sunshine and a bunny or two!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Easter Cards and Sunny Weather

Been busy getting my Rascally Bunny cards finished.

 He has such an attitude but has agreed to pose once again.

Even brought his twin along this year.

So the cards are off to the local shops and Etsy.
I am slowly getting over this *@!% cold. They say it 
hangs on forever. But I plan to kick it to the curb soon.
The sun is out so that helps a lot. I don't mind the rain
but web feet are not in style this year.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Not Much to Bark About....Nope

 
  Not much to bark about........

 Nope! She's not even decluttering...................

 She's down for the count with a nasty cold.

 She is just quietly painting flower cards................

and more flower cards........

I guess we will just snooze til she's feeling better.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just a Thought



"Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in
your heart."
                                               AA Milne

My little helpers in my decluttering project
taking a well earned nap.
I am still at it. I am not sure that decluttering and re-organizing
should ever be tried together..............
I can hardly wait for Spring.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I Am Still Knee Deep in Decluttering 101!

"Painting is just another way 
of keeping a diary."
                                         Picasso

Just a little quote to entertain you and to let you all
know I am still alive. I am very much knee deep in
my declutter project. I see no end in site.................
But I press onward.
It seems that after the holidays my little studio looks like
it was hit by a tornado and hurricane combined. I 
usually collapse and take a long winters nap. 
But this year I decided to tackle it.
What was I thinking....................
I shall keep you posted and there may
even be before and after photos.
I stress the word MAY.
Any incouragement gladly accepted. :-)


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crazy Weather and Dogs


It was raining when I went to bed.


I guess I'll be staying home. Maybe will start my
declutter project. I shall approach  this project 
with great trepidation. Who knows what I
might discover. But it must be done.
Therefore I shall carry on.

On another subject I came across these pictures
I thought you might like. Look how the lads have
grown.

They are still joined together in everything they do.
I am so happy I have them in my life.

Monday, December 28, 2015

I Woke Up to White


When they forecast it ....it doesn't happen. When they say rain
this is what I got.
So I have been busy feeding the birds, thawing out two pups that look like snwballs with little legs,
 cleaning out the  studio and wondering where my brain was when I bought a car without 4 wheel or
all wheel drive. I love my silver fox but she is not equipped for this. I have always bought 4 wheel drive, guess the old gray cells were on vacation that day.