Monday, February 28, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday--Coming Soon!!!

 Coming soon-- lovely iris that will grace spring gardens.  By the end of April, I will have a yard filled with these lovely blooms in every color imaginable--can't wait.

Delicate petals
Drip soothing liquid colors
The softness of Spring

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Winter Shadows

Winter's biting blast
Races cross flat barren plain
Coating world in white

Soft windswept sculpture
Unequaled by artist's hand
Nature's masterpiece

Beyond arched stone bridge
Geese huddle by icy pond
Await Spring's return

Bare brown winter tree
Cast a mighty blue shadow
Soon all will be green


Reflection Weekend- Reflection of a Reflection

Reflection of a Reflection
I was sitting in the car and looked out to see a reflection in my side mirror of a reflection of a tree on the car window.  There was also the reflection of the
little church behind the car.  I thought it was worth a picture!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Weekend in Black and White--Clock Tower

Clock Tower's bright face
Burn mindful words on the soul
Waste not precious time

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More 3D Chalk Art

More of "The Chalk Guy"
I didn't take these photos, but I thought they were so unique and original that I wanted to pass them along.  Such a talent!!!  If you didn't see my previous post, "The Chalk Guy" draws these amazing  3D chalk drawings on the pavement of streets.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ruby Tuesday--"Unmeltable Snowmen"

It's still winter here and as cold as can be, but even when it
 warms up these snowmen are "unmeltable".  I painted a 6 foot and a 4 foot board white, then added the details.  They have "greeted "  guests at the door all winter long, but I think it's about time to tuck them away in the basement for the summer.

Two snowmen who lived by the door
All the winter greeted guests galore
Their job is now through
To the basement, "skidoo"
Till the winter brings snowfall once more

My First Limerick----Please keep in mind that "first attempts" at anything usually aren't very good, and so it goes with my limerick.
Do I get an "A" for effort though !!!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday--Black White & Yellow



                                           It's that  touch of
                                           that takes it from
                                          pretty to gorgeous!

A few more pretty Spring
flowers in YELLOW.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday--A Warmer Time

Memory awake
Recall soft wind
fragrant air
Spring's warmth
 lives again
No, Spring is not here yet--but I can dream can't I!!  Soon sunlight will filter through green, leafy branches and cast shadows on the warm earth.  Flowers will bloom and the air will be scented with a soft fragrance. 
 Soon!   Soon!   Soon!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Polished Perfection

Reflected image
     Faithful true and pure echo
             Polished perfection

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Skywatch Friday---Glowing Sunset

Austere hanging branch

Stretch toward sunset's soothing glow 

Light's powerful lure

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Chalk Guy--Fantastic 3D Drawings

The Chalk Guy!
Positively astounding!!
The Chalk Guy draws amazing 3D chalk drawings on pavement!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday--Showy and RED

 Bold bright vibrant RED
Will not be disregarded
Cries out look at me
A colorful, showy anthurium leaf puts the RED in Ruby Tuesday!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday--Sunset

                              Yellow is the sky at sunset

Ruby Tuesday--Hearts & Love

Love can be shared in a multitude of ways:
A soft caress, a gentle touch
A listening ear, an understanding heart
A warm smile, a knowing wink
A hand always there to hold
A tender enfolding enbrace
A comfortable silence filled with unspoke words

Share your love in as many ways as you can,
       with as many people as you can,       
                as often as you can.

Special hearts in my life--a lovely brass ornament heart,  a red antique Lalique heart, a clear Lalique necklace heart, and 2 button heart pins made by my daughter when she was in 5th grade for my Valentine's gift--all very special.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ruby Tuesday-Ethereal Beauty

 Silent free ghostly
Delicate apparition
Float effortlessly

A beautiful jellyfish floats through the water.

Mellow Yellow Monday

 Cheery yellow face
Turn upward toward light and warmth
Feel sun's healing grace

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Skating On Thin Ice

These  robins may want to "rethink" staying in Kansas next winter.

These robins were out on the pond braving the cold (4 degrees at the time), and literally, skating on thin ice!!!   Hope they find a warm place for the night since it will be below zero soon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"In The Moment" Challenge #5 Stillness

    Motionless heron
Knows the preciousness
           of calm
   Values the stillness