Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Snow Everywhere?

Anyone from Vancouver will be wondering what I am talking about, no snow here except on the mountains, and after the recent heavy rains the local mountains aren't full of snow either.

The snow I am referring to is Snowdrops, and they fill my garden this time of year.

Many years ago, I bought a few packages of snowdrop bulbs and planted them and then over the years I have planted a few more. Now every spring the garden is adrift with "snow"drops, in the flower borders, under trees, along pathways, and now they are in the lawn too.

They have multiplied rabbits ...............

They are such cheerful little flowers, and a sure indication that spring is just around the corner.

I took advantage of the warm sunny weather and spent some time in the garden, certainly lots of worms and and early bee too. 

It is really a shame too, we cannot possibly start mowing the lawn until after the snowdrops are done, LOL.

I also have a few crocuses; they unfortunately do not seem to have multiplied, but are welcome splashes of colour in the garden borders.

So, Spring, we know you are just around the corner, you are welcome to come along any time.

Did someone say Spring?

I have been busy in the studio recently too. I finished a painting in my European travel series and have started a new series of sea shore paintings. 

Here is the last, for now, in the travel scene paintings:

This is a scene from Annecy, France. The old centre of Annecy is located on a lake of the same name; a river and canals through the town of Annecy resulting in a quiet and picturesque place. it is a watercolour and is called "Afternoon sun on the canal":

Next week I will show some of the new sea shore series.

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Thank you for dropping by, happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next week.................