Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sanctuary Blossoms...

The flowers we potted for the deck are becoming more established. I thought I'd share some pictures of them. The deck is fast becoming a sanctuary for me. I work out there as much as I can, finding comfort in the sweet smell of flowers and the sound of chirping birds.

Often times I become distracted by the beauty of the blooms and end up spending too much time sketching and drawing them. Perhaps one of these days I'll scan the drawings and quick watercolor studies in and share them here as well.

Above are an assortment of daisies, lobelia, peonies, salvia, impatiens, and twinspur.

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

gorgeous!

Gaea said...

I find myself getting lost in the petals as well! It's a good place to be. Yours are fab!

Teri said...

Andrew, nice photos. do you ever get lost taking pics too? I do!
I look forward to you sharing the sketches.

lunedreams said...

always have loved lobelia--so delicate, and yet such a saturated, electric color. you captured both the interesting shape of the blossoms and the supercharged blue violet!

Malin de Koning said...

Beading and gardening! Life! And cats also of course. Your kittens are adorebale. I too get lost in my plants and flowers. I would love to se those aquarelles of yours soon. Makes me think i should maybe also have a go. It was ages ago since i did aquarelle. Don't know if i even know where my paints are. All my best and cuddles to the kittens from me.

Alice said...

Beautiful colors! I can see why you would get distracted by these gorgeous flowers.

The rain has finally let up here so maybe I will get the chance to plant some flowers.

Enjoy your garden.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous colors...I get distracted by mine too....What kind of flowers are in the big pic and the upper left pic in the collage?
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Jamar said...

What beautiful and colorful blooms. I live and work in my "out back" sanctuary as well. Doesn't it do a body, soul and spirit good?
Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie said...

If ever a flower deserved a kiss that daisy sure does. You will have to take a picture of your deck for us with all the flowers in their place

Wild Sparrow said...

Beautiful photos, Andrew! They've really brightened my day!

I've been debating whether I wanted to play inside (in the studio) or outside (in the garden) today. You've inspired me to head outdoors!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photographs. The large yellow flower - I've called those "sunshiney yellow blooms" on my homemade seed packets - is absolutely gogeous!

I would love to view your art work if you are able to scan some images sometime.

Thanks so much!

Rebecca said...

Please do share your pictures with us! Your flowers are stunning; I just love the colours.

Pretty Things said...

OMG those are gorgeous!

Softflexgirl said...

I love flowers. They make me so happy.