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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WINDOWS OF SPRING

For Midweek Blues, hosted by Rebecca 
For Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy
Please scroll down  -thanks!



A major sign of Spring in California are the luscious green
and blooming hill sides. 
For the rest of the year the hills are a sad brown.
(for Midweek Blues)

Iris, 24 x 24 Oil, St. Germain

Don't know how it is in other states, but in California this flower
is a common sight in spring.




My own rendition of the iris, 24 x 24 Oil, St. Germain ABOVE
was taken from a bouquet of  (live) irises.






The stream and surrounding vegetation
still looks young and fresh in Spring
(for Watery Wednesday)






Even though in my previous front yard a small Camellia tree started blooming right after the New Year, I did not have the feeling that Spring reigned in full force till my wisteria against the fence in the back yard started blooming  -a waterfall of lavender!




~*~

19 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

Lovely photos and especially the painting.

Misalyn said...

Great photos! I really the colors of spring season in your side of the world. You are talented, I really like your art.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Your pictures are sooo beautiful. All - but I love this iris. LG Tina

California Girl said...

Jeannette: What wonderful photos. I miss CA so much this time of year for the very green hills to which you refer.

Your husband built a fabulous easel. You are a lucky girl.

May I capture the gorgeous iris you've painted & post to my blog referencing you, the artist & your blog?

Awesome new masthead and template colors.

Okay, enough compliments!

DawnTreader said...

All wonderful blues!

Rudee said...

The photos and paintings are all beautiful, but I find myself wishing I was sitting beside that stream.

Luna Miranda said...

i love your blues! especially the flowers...gorgeous!

jeannette said...

Betsy,
Thank you so much, Friend!

Miselyn,
Thank you and also for the visit! You look western in culture, are you?

Leckeres fur Mensch und Katze,
Thank you for the follow! Your blog is very interesting:)I agree, I love the iris too!

California Girl,
Yes, I'm blushing - all those compliments! I'll go over to your blog, to give some details about the iris painting

Monika,
Thank you, Friend. Gotto go over to see yours.

Rudee,
Know what you mean -a stream is so refreshing!


Luna Miranda,
Blues it is, and thank you!

Linnea said...

Beautiful shots...your wisteria is to die for!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful stream for WW. :)

Rebecca said...

I love your iris painting. And the one on the easel too. Will you be painting a waterfall of lavender? It would make a great title.

Dianne said...

the easel your husband built is magnificent!!
it's a work of art itself

beautiful flowers

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful beautiful iris -- your painting is wonderful.

I love both iris and wisteria -- spring flowers we don't see here in Florida. I miss them.

Clytie said...

I'm with Rebecca - I would love to see a 'waterfall of lavender' painting! It would go perfectly with your stunning iris!!!

Ebie said...

I love your iris painting! Such great talent!

P.S. I am sending you an email.

jeannette said...

Linnea,
I agree, it really looks like a purple waterfall!

Naturefootstep,
Now, that would make the kind of scene I would paint and do it in a quirky style:)

Rebecca,
I'm laughing, in how you and Clytie try to persuade me:)

Dianne,
So agree with you! I'm very proud of the easel artwork!

Sallie,
Didn't realize that you don't see them where you live -sorry!

Clytie,
Guess you are trying to tempt me??(laugh)

Ebie,
Thak you, Friend!

knittingdragonflies said...

Love the photos! OOO the Iris is wonderful!
Vicki

jeannette said...

Vicki,
Thanks so much dear friend!

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