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One Reason to Draw or Paint

I was in a receptive frame of mind to hear the lessons Frederick Franck presents in his book, The Awakened Eye:  A Companion Volume to The Zen of Seeing  82 more words

Flowers & Botany

First Iris workshop at Goodnestone Park

I don’t want to create any false impressions. The botanical art workshop on Irises was my first one on the subject this year. I will be having another one at the end of the month in Bosham. 396 more words

Botanical Art

Irises on May Day

Happy May Day everyone, here in Italy it is a holiday; all holidays are celebrated on the actual day rather than always on Monday as in the UK, this gives the opportunity for a ‘ponte’ (bridge) so that any holiday next to the weekend or even a Tuesday or Thursday give the chance of a few days holiday by only actually taking one day off as official holiday from work. 186 more words

Plant Of The Moment

Spring

Colors And Scents Are Back

Summer will be here in two weeks and I can feel the heat in the air already.   One day the temperature was hovering below 50º F and I had to wear a sweatshirt in the garden.   332 more words

Flowers

Glorious Irises!

I had to take a moment in this busy season to take a few pictures of these beauties. I find I get so involved and focused on the tasks and the running around I forget to take some time and really think, admire and learn. 371 more words

Irises Clamoring to Be Heard

“Well. Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash, light blue, light mauve, and the darker ones, velvet and purple, black cat’s ears in the sun, indigo shadow, and the bleeding hearts, so female in shape it was a surprise they’d not long since been rooted out. 55 more words

Flowers & Botany

Irises and Iris combinations

I didn’t grow Irises when I lived in England and when I saw them I found them rather over the top with their, often, strange mix of colours. 414 more words

Plants