Saturday, June 24, 2006

saturday in the garden

Today was a long, fruitful day. First I slept in (ahhhh...) and then made an omelette breakfast with a nice latte. After the dishes were done, my son and I worked in the yard for several hours and really got a lot done. I was inspired when I looked out the window this morning because the hydrangea was blooming and I wanted to weed around it and get it mulched to show it off. Here it is...

hydrangea

Later, I set myself up to draw that hydrangea as shown here:

setup

A second hydrangea, that isn't blooming yet, branches out over a sweet mosaic frog house. I moved over on to the ground for the cool, under-the-shrub view...

frog house

Meanwhile, my son's friend stopped by for a long-overdue visit and I joined them on the front porch for just a bit. It did my heart good.

friends

This was such a nice day from start to finish. The weather was mild so it was easy to stay outside all day. The ground was moist and the weeds just popped out with a little encouragement. And everything looked so garden-magazine when the work was done. All I had to do was sit and enjoy! (I'll ignore that blister in the palm of my right hand...)

4 comments:

Laura said...

What a treat to see and read about the highlights of your day. Wonderful work, Starr.

Anonymous said...

These are awesome sketches! I really like how you used the grey brush pens in the FRIENDS sketch...I find the pens really good for value sketching.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

I loved your blog and drawings.

hfm
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Tami said...

Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful day! Our ground is backed into it's usual summer brick state, nothing pulls out easily after the month of May. It is so nice to indulge yourself (and appreciate) the simple pleasures in life. Glad you had a great day!!!