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The Park 103/300

Today’s visit to ‘the park’ had to be a fairly fleeting one due to other commitments, I think a longer more lingering visit tomorrow is in order. 27 more words


The Landscaping Gods

Yesterday, the God above and His landscaping crew smiled down on us.

Last year, when we bought our house, the builder and his crew lay sod down TWICE that was already dying, way too late in the year, and much too short to survive the June-August weather of the Carolinas; so, of course, the sod dried up and died and our front yard has looked like a desert for the last year. 377 more words

Dorothy Clive Garden

I’d heard that The Dorothy Clive Garden is at its peak in spring, so I headed over there yesterday to find out for myself. What do you think? 234 more words


Ravishing Rhodies

First morning of the three day Rhododendron workshop spent wandering, wondering, marvelling, photographing and sketching amongst the glorious rhododendrons at Bowood House. Heavenly, and no rain! 22 more words


April Showers, May Flowers

While I’d heard of ‘April showers’ before, I’d not heard the full phrase until I was flat-hunting in DC. It was said to me, philosophically, by a realtor who had kept me waiting in a downpour, but I’ve certainly seen how it’s true in this town – May really does bring ALL the flowers. 415 more words


Day 310 - Rhododendrons


Half sheet 15×22

cold press 300#Fabriano

Based on some photos I took on Valle Crucis a week ago. I am not wild about painting flowers. 342 more words