Thursday, May 28, 2015

New flowers everyday!

Everyday there seems to be new this time of year!

The newest iris today. 

Two blooms on the white iris. 

The first of the big clematis blooms by the front door.  Soon it will be covered with flowers!

The peonies are doing well 

The allium are done but this makes a cool closeup...almost 3D like... Of a nearly spent bloom 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Seen around the yard....

The gardens are well underway,.. Love this time of year.   First some backdrop help for my first ever white iris! 

Mandevilla has a good start 

We call her Lupita.  She graces our front entry 

The hyssop is so pretty.... Now to keel the animals out as I find broken stems everyday 

The columbine

First single peony blossom

The peony bush. 

The white iris with its natural fence backdrop and a pretty new little iris 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Triptych - the Leaves of Florida

This quilt has already grown feet!   It will appear in a local show at the end of this month....and then it is off to travel!     (More details on that later)    These are  my photos of 3 separate leaves taken in Florida.   Julie Brandon of Red-Dog Enterprises helped me with the manipulation of photos and she printed it onto fabric.   It is very heavily quilted - mostly following the shape and veinage of the leaves!   The colors are as brilliant here as they were in nature itself.   Definitely my favorite photo printed quilt so far that I have done!!!!