Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday; a walk along the driveway/butterfly garden.

It is very dry, still some plants and flowers do not give up easily.

Dry leaves from the trees, luckily they can be blown into the side garden as mulch.

Huge lilies; Crinum asiaticum.

Agapanthus flowers may look vulnerable but the plant is as tough as old boots.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

The marvellous Spider Daylilies.

Never give up.

Dreams and Hope go hand in hand...Ts

The toughest of the lot, Bromeliads.

Wishes are generally not granted over night. You must gather your strength like a flower in a drought, to achieve what you wish for. Ts

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tuesday; early yesterday morning...

Dancing Ladies Orchid.

Oncidium,  contains about 330 species of orchids of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). Distributed across South America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies.Common names for plants in this genus include dancing-lady orchid or golden shower orchid.

 I love the scents and sounds in the early morning garden. It feels like I am the only human around, there is just a breath of soft air and the fleeting call of a bird trying to wake its friends. Gardenia flowers are open and exude their  heavy perfume. In the morning everything looks so simple and innocent. Everything  in the garden looks untouched, yet.  Hope, laughter and sideways glances are still hiding in the still sleepy morning. Ts

To me, morning is the best time of the day. 

© Photos/text Ts.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The wonders of paintings.

My favourites;

I dream my paintings and I paint my dream. Van Gogh.

Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haude Galline near Eygalieres - Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Arles;

Vincent van Gogh - The White Cottage Among the Olive Trees, 1889

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton was an Australian landscape painter and leading member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism. 

Jacek Yerka is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland. W

Thomas Appleton,  Golden Hare, on Cornish Slate 

Windsweped hare by David Neaves.

Never explain a painting it is anathema. Ts

Montana Pines - Contemporary Impressionism | Landscape Oil Painting by Erin Hanson

Every painting is more than just a picture. Ts