Posts Tagged ‘plants’

August????? where did you go?

August 30, 2013

My goodness,

And I thought I was really do ok for me with my postings, or so I thought.  And now here it is the next-to-last-day of August, 2013.

I guess I was so much busier than I thought I was:

Daylily n bokeh

Daylily n bokeh

can’t resist.

My daughter and her love, Kawika came to visit in later August and I am one proud mama.  She is growing or I ought to say ‘has’ grown into a remarkable young woman and she has found a mate for herself that is as wonderful and beautiful as she is.

I watered my gardens this way with such love and caring hoping they would show-off their finery just for these young lovers on their first road-trip out of Washington, and they did:

Stormy August, Taos, New Mexico

Stormy August, Taos, New Mexico

lots and lots of amazing sweet, nourishing rain-storms came and gave blessing to our part of the world.  And we loved it….everyone, even those people that are use to complaining about the weather, were quiet in their verbal blessing of joy and bliss, and we got more rain:

this is what the rains brought, Blue of Taos

this is what the rains brought, Blue of Taos

A few years back the meadows of El Prado turned blue, but then they didn’t. Wildflowers come in waves of differences over the time of years.  Does that make sense.  Watching the patterns are so wonderful for me,  the progression of times changing and growing.

New Mexico Penestom

New Mexico Penstemon

I adore these wild flowers and they really didn’t bloom this year at all,  (actually this was taken in July of 08)  but I was missing them, because they come in waves as well.  It all depends on rain, how much we get and when.  What time of year it rains, plays a hugh part in what blooms and what doesn’t in that season.

Acequia of Taos, New Mexico

Acequia of Taos, New Mexico

Beautiful water flows freely with all the rain flowing everywhere.

 

was a drive-by shot with my Sony w a Carl Ziess lens

 

was a drive-by shot with my Sony with a Carl Ziess lens

 

 

August brings our sunflowers blowing in the wind

August brings our sunflowers blowing in the wind

I love this even slightly fuzzy, because it reminds me of all the big storms we’ve been having.  I adore rain, thunder and no lightning storms. Actually I love the lightning too, but NOT this year, not here.

My crowning glory this year and Rachael loved them.

My crowning glory this year and Rachael loved them.

Lily’s are just incredible and I really had no idea until I grew these. And their fragrance is divine…….

California Poppy, by CheyAnne Sexton

California Poppy, by CheyAnne Sexton

I had to buy some, but I got them going, finally……

Little Mama squirrel down by the creek

Little Mama squirrel down by the creek

Fed a little squirrel, which we thought was a baby herself until we got home and uploaded the photos.  what a cutie

Down by the River, CheyAnne Sexton

Down by the River, CheyAnne Sexton

one dark night by the moon

one dark night by the full moon of August, 2013

 

we found this spider making a hugh web

we found this spider making a hugh web

the next morning she was gone (thank goodness)

All Things are Possible

All Things are Possible

My daughter and her mate were coming and having a bit of a few bumps in the road getting the final details together, so I got into the uplifting, think positive quote thing going on.  I posted this on Facebook for her.  and she made it and we got to meet Kawika.  What a  joyous way to spend August, 2013.

Peace n Abundance,

CheyAnne❧ 

just click on the different photographs and they ought to take you to my different Etsy shops and even my two different FaceBook pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Springtime Rolls Around

May 4, 2013

Tulips are seen everywhere you look.  Some even grow them in beautiful clay pots so they can move them around.

Tulips in CandleLight on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

‘Tulips in CandleLight’ on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

 

This piece is really incredible in person and computer monitors, altho handy, just can’t give you all the wonderful colors and feel this painting has in here.  The way the light plays on the flowers is just wonderful to look at.  I love the feel of this painting.

If you would like to gift this to someone for graduation or maybe Mothers Day, or simply just because, please click the  image and it will take you to my Etsy Shop.

Thank you for stopping by,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

ps this is part of Leslie Saeta’s  ’30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days Challenge’

 

 

beyond the woods, with a fat little bunny, to the plum blossom tree

April 14, 2013

Busy week and productive one too.  I lOVE Spring.  I feel so motivated about my art and creating.  Also learning new things about the business end of it all.

This is actually the first week in a long, long time that I have posted two posts in one week.  I wrote about a returning robin enjoying our little ponds of water to take a much needed bath after their migration.

AND I’ve been painting: not really big paintings, but watercolor sketches of plum blossoms

'Plum Blossoms'    watercolor on paper original 9x12    (cropped)

‘Plum Blossoms’ watercolor on paper original 9×12 (cropped)

'Plum Blossom' watercolor on Paper 9x12

‘Plum Blossom’ watercolor on Paper 9×12

 

and I went beyond the woods:

'Beyond the Woods'   ~  watercolor on paper  ~ original 9x12

‘Beyond the Woods’ ~ watercolor on paper ~ original 9×12

 

and found me a fat, little green bunny:  (just the first, well second layer) of Winsor Newton Paynes Grey with Sap Green…..

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bunny, bunny so fat and round…why do you look all green?

 

Just need to add some more detail and fix a few things and I might call her good.  We will see tomorrow.  I found this little sweetie in a new store in town, kinda like a Ross, with a little bit of everything thrown in.  Couldn’t resist her for 2 bucks.

I hope everyone’s weekend was fabulous,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

 

 

 

Yellow Knockout Roses

February 24, 2013

grown indoors are just amazing when they bloom and they smell like sweet sunshine too

close up

close up

three at once

three at once

stunning Knockout roses

stunning Knockout roses

and tomorrow is four

and tomorrow is four

I adore yellow roses and the smell of these is so lovely on the summer breeze.  Maybe I’ll dig up a photo of this plant outside in the summertime.

Hope your week is amazing,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

trying to start a new habit

December 19, 2012

by posting something everyday or close to it, close enough to remember I ought to be sharing something. I have so much abundance in my life and want to share it, but I get so wrapped up in other things that I keep putting it off.

Here is a favorite flower of mine and just love these little gems of the springtime gardens.  (Look pretty cool with this WordPress snowfall too)

 

I once answered an ad (back when those were pretty much just in newspapers) for some pots or something. something that had to do with gardening. As I drove up this womans driveway the sun was right in my eyes.  I slowly pulled up and around this stone wall and right in front of me were brilliant, dazzling,  purple sparkles just gleaming in the sun light…. here was this row of purple hyacinths growing on the top of this retaining wall that led up from the parking area to the womans front door.  You couldn’t help but fall in love with little beauties.  I kept reaching out to touch them as I walked up her stairs.  she had them right at face level most of the parking lot up.  Just incredible and I’ve tried to grow them everywhere I have lived since.

Grape hyacinths are very easy to grow from a bulb planted in the fall.  They send their low growing  slender long leaves out every fall. Those get buried in the snow and come spring (usually around Easter) out pops a wonderfully heaven scented delight.  Did I mention the fragrance before?????  Oh my just like purple would smell, kinda like a juicy purple Popsicle.

They are also very easy to force indoors.  Just a plate of pebbles and water touching the bottoms and you’ll soon have these little gems blooming inside while the winter winds are howling (as they are doing right now outside my door).

Maybe that’s what encouraged me to post about them.

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

would look lovely in a baby’s nursery

 


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