Monday, April 25, 2011


i am joining

this week we used a texture called


this chippy little dresser sits in my front hallway.

i love to play with my photos in photoshop. it relaxes me and forces me to sit down a while, which i never do (sit, that is) when i am out in the garden....

i am finding,

that it is good to sit occasionally.

happy new week to everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

my dainty woodland garden....

is sprinkled with purple Dames Rocket, coral Columbine and other pretties...

a naturalized garden, left to reseed every year....this part of the garden is a delight in its surprises and volunteers....
quite a magical place to hunt for Easter eggs.

even weeds can be beautiful!!





this weekend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


it rained today.

it was beautiful.

it was peaceful.

it was quiet.

i painted.

Monday, April 18, 2011

just for fun...

happy new week to you!!

just sharing some fun images that i enhanced using free textures

from the super generous Kim Klassen...

for Texture Tuesdays. i am totally digging playing with photoshop these days. i find it relaxing and therapeutic. it's quite addictive actually (in a very good way).

here's to a wonderful new week filled with tons of warm fuzzies!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

giving credit...

can i be honest? this 50+ gal feels totally overwhelmed every April....spring comes to all my client's gardens at the very same time.......the physical demands of my job can be painful....there is not enough time in the day.......the eagerness to please is immense.... my perfectionistic ways must be battled.........painting in my studio is on hold..... and i certainly don't give myself enough credit (or so i have been told)......
but, as i travel around to my gardens..

and find immense beauty there...
i am instantly reminded of the reasons..
why i




i am learning to give myself more




all photos taken in the last couple of weeks, in the gardens that i tend and love.




sspeaking of "giving credit", please take the time to read this informative post that i agree with completely.

Monday, April 11, 2011

on the back porch...

such a BUSY and FUN weekend... of friends and fellowship...good eats and tunes...spring blooms galore and 93 degree heat... with impending storms today, i decided to take a quiet break from my garden work and spent some time with my camera on the back porch....

how fitting that i enhanced my photos with a



Thursday, April 7, 2011

cheekwood botanical gardens..

last Sunday, i spent a wonderful (and a bit windy) day taking pictures at Cheekwood Botanical in Nashville.


on Monday, we experienced straight line winds and small tornadoes (yes, there is such a thing)...i felt the pressure change in the house, the windows started to whistle and pop, the electricity and cell phones cut off, the sky was dark, branches started to hit my house and my inner voice said grab the cats and head to our safe place........


shortly was calm..luckily we suffered no damage, just limbs and debris and dirt everywhere.....some of my neighbors lost very large trees.

even Cheekwood closed for a couple of days to clean up.


~what a difference a day makes.