Saturday, June 6, 2009

Natural Artventures

Look at that palm tree trying to reach the clouds.

My purple Lily of the Niles are all beginning to bloom. I transplanted a few to the backyard and it's taken them almost three years to flower. I love the spots of color they bring.

Have I shown this one to you before? It's my geranium and it blooms year round. I love the way white peaks in the center of the magenta petals.

My pink Calla Lily is continuously blooming and there are more leaves pushing from the ground where there will be even more! This lily was found in a drug store after Easter two years ago in the dollar aisle! It was drooping but I new the bulbs were still alive. I'm so happy I gave it a home!

This ground cover is spreading outwards. I love the tricolors of purples and pinks. I place some chunks of concrete and big rocks in between to give them a little personality.

We're having unusually wet weather these days. One minute the sun it out and then it gets windy. Next thing you know we have numerous dark clouds and it's raining! Which may be good because we have new water rationing laws that must be strictly followed in Los Angeles. We can only water on Mondays and Tuesdays. So much for weekend gardening. AND, when we water we have to do it before 9:00 AM or after 4:00 PM so I suppose I should be embracing the rain for giving my lawn and flowers extra water this week.

In between rain (and it was heavy) I went outside when the sun peaked out and took some pics of what's blooming. I call it "natural artventures" because after all, with all that color and texture, well, nature is natural art.


soulbrush said...

yes i agree. look up, and you will always feel better. hugs from

Bea said...

Oh, the colors are sooooo beautiful. You have some wonderful photos there for bringing inside for some studio work. I can see you painting the Calla Lily and using the other flowers in backgrounds for you journal pages. Hey, maybe even a transfer on fabric? I get all excited when I see beautiful flowers and colors.
I forget how clay like your ground is. Rain is good. Keep down those awful fires you get out there. Very scary to see on TV. :)Bea

~jolene said...

I L.O.V.E. EVERY ARTventure you take us on here!

lk moonwood said...

You have a gorgeous garden, Linda! How wonderful it must be to sit there on a sunny day and take it all in. *sigh*
:) lulu

Stampmaiden said...

Bea, big hugs back. I remember looking up at the sky and spinning like crazy when I was a little girl. I'm so amazed when the sky turns a vibrant deep blue during the day. Beautiful.
I'm not as ambitious as you Bea. LOL! It's nice of you to think I am though. ;) Yes, the rain will help keep the grasses from getting all dry and crispy.
Thanks, Jolene!