Friday, January 28, 2011

Goldfinch Comes Calling










Goldfinch Comes Calling
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I was sitting in a chair by the window
when I heard a sharp tapping on the glass.
I turned to see what the noise was and
this friendly American Goldfinch was
on the window ledge looking in at me.
As I came closer to the window he
flew into my lavender flowers 
about ten feet away.
He came back several times to tap
on the glass and then fly into 
my lavender plants.
What a pleasant surprise and 
a nice little blessing to start the day.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Orchid & Spode, Charming Together




Orchid & Spode, Charming Together
5" x 7" original oil painting
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This dainty Blue Italian Spode Pitcher
is just five-inches tall ..  Made in England ....
with ceramic pottery markings of genuine Spode.
It is interesting to read that Blue Italian Spode
dates back to 1816 and yet is still made today ..
and is considered a design icon
                 
Orchids number twice as many
 species compared to birds
and an amazing number of people
enjoy growing orchids ..
This lovely Orchid stem brings
its beautiful flower blooms
and accompanying leaves to the painting.


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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Red Cardinal in Snow



Red Cardinal in Snow
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Another cardinal pausing under the 
holly bush. He and his mate
often feed on the berries.
It's always a beautiful sight to see
the brilliant red against the snow.


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Friday, January 7, 2011

Friendly Blues, Spode and Bone Dish


Friendly Blues, Spode and Bone Dish
5" x 7" original oil painting
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These two porcelain pieces are nestled 
as if they were best friends. 
The lovely blue Spode plate and 
dainty vintage bone dish
are resting on vintage lace.


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