art observations

Hosta

Continuing my floral-themed somewhat frivolous blog posts (frivolous only because they don’t take long to write, but not in terms of the beauty of these plants), here are a couple of photos from the hostas we have in the yard. We were fortunate to adopt what turned into an entire bed of hostas (and then some) from a gardener who was thinning her plants a few years ago. The hostas are looking healthy and gorgeous…

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art observations

Tiger Lily

The lily crop has been tremendous this year. One after another the lilies in our yard have been taking turns blooming. I’ve been waiting a week to see how the Tiger Lilies were going to pop. Here is the first one. I was not disappointed. The great thing is there are more to come. I was lucky enough to capture some interesting close-ups. Check out the structure of the different parts of the lily, especially…

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inspiration observations

Lush

This, right here, right now, is my favorite time of the year. April, May, June, whenever in Minnesota it decides to warm up and become green, a vibrant spring green. My college color theory professor pointed out that if you pay close attention to nature, spring greens and summer greens have different qualities. I’m a spring green kind of gal. I especially appreciate spring green with a light rain. The foliage becomes lush, which is…

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