I am grateful that we live in a climate which has been so pleasant, that friends and family want to come and visit. I am sad, that the weather elsewhere has been pretty crazy (and mighty cold) this winter. I expected that Spring would start popping up, but what I am hearing is a continuation of winter snow. Hang on....it will be here in no time!
Right now, we are awaiting our Orchids, which bloom at this time of year. We have about six or seven and they all have blooms coming. Only one orchid is starting to flower and it takes time for the flowers to bloom, because they stay for a very long time. So get ready for next month....I will blow you away with Orchids.
Selby Botanic Gardens is celebrating Paul Gauguin this month and we stopped in for a stroll to see the interpretation of his art through sculpture and flowers.
|What a view of Sarasota Bay. |
I loved the creative theme and the Tahitian flavor.
|Selby Gardens brings in many variations of Orchids|
and creates backdrops that would bring Gauguin and his travels to mind.
|peace can always be found in the gardens.|
|and sometimes, a bit of birding|
(the green around the eyes means that this egret is getting ready to nest)
|sculptures created for the exhibit|
|I cannot name either the butterfly or the flowers, |
but the invasive "mother-in-laws" tongue is surrounding them.
|a sketch, done in Maui, years ago.|
|Tulips - yikes - so bad!!|
|Another attempt at Tulips.|
Those are suppose to be stripes of pale blue
in the background.
|Acorn Squash - not so bad!|
|As you can see, I had quite a pile. |
I did manage to buy some radishes at the market and somehow I was
able to paint them in little bits of time; here and there.
|Radishes in water color.|
I am working on something fun for next month, that we have grown in our garden.