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A Bit of Spring Before Thunder and Lightening

Calla Lillies, ink & watercolor
Calla Lillies, ink & watercolor

Tonight it is thundering and lightening and pouring down buckets of rain. But there was a warm sunny day last week when I was able get out in the garden and sketch a bit. Callas are so graceful and such lovely volunteers, popping up all on their own wherever they please.

 

My tiny fig tree, ink & watercolor
My tiny fig tree, ink & watercolor

 

Just after my friend Barbara finished writing her book about growing fruit trees and delivered the manuscript to the publisher, she also delivered to me a baby fig tree that she couldn’t find a space for her in garden.

I was so excited to see that my new baby tree made it through the worst of the winter and was no longer just a stick. It now has actual leaves sprouting from the tip. In case you can’t tell from my sketchy drawing, those are random rocks and bricks I placed around the baby tree as a warning to the gardeners so they wouldn’t mow over it.

6 replies on “A Bit of Spring Before Thunder and Lightening”

Lovely sketches! This is such an exciting time of year for gardeners and nature lovers – things happening all over the place. And a need to mix greens……….. (which you have done so well!)

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Wonderful sketches! How encouraging to see the signs of spring! I am envious of your baby fig! Although they don’t seem to do well here….maybe I’m envious of your warmth and sun!! But today, finally, we had some sun and milder temps…..Ah, spring!

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