Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spending time

  As the garden winds down I find myself spending time there.   So many wonderful subjects remain.  They need enjoyed before they are gone.    











  This solitary Hollyhock inspired the sketch above.  Are not those pink petals so feminine?









The Blue Morning Glories when open have such a great pose.   They may be a bit invasive but what a delight to draw.











From this spot I can savor the last blooms...watch the hummingbirds prepare for their trip south... and hear the garden's final call.  





Glad you stopped to visit.   I so love spending time with you in the garden.   Have a blessed day!

26 comments:

  1. So lovely, Debbie. You have an amazing talent! Thank you so much for sharing, I love your sketches.

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  2. You have captured the essence of the hollyhock beautifully - the flowers like a dancers tutu. Sadly mine are almost finished and are leaning in a most ungainly manner. You definitely have an artists garden with so many beautiful flowers that demand painting. Have a good weekend - I'll see you when I get back from my trip to the coast. I am so looking forward to being beside the sea again. My spiritual home.

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  3. Hi Debbie, I always love spending time in your garden. Your Hollyhock sketch is beautiful!

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  4. Hi Debbie
    I always love seeing the flowers in your garden through your paintings, The pretty pink hollyhock flower is so feminine, just like a ballerina. a joy to see.

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  5. Debbie, your last two posts are very bittersweet with farewelling summer and the anticipation of Autumn. Your photos are really lovely and your hollyhock painting is REALLY gorgeous!!

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  6. Debbie, I do believe you already live in 'heaven' right here on earth. Surrounded by all that beauty, it's no surprise that your inspired to record it. BJ

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  7. Wonderful sketches, Debbie!!!! the photos of your beautiful flowers are beautiful!!!

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  8. So pretty, Debbie. I love hollyhocks--my grandmother used to have them around her house. I don't think they grow in Florida--at least, I've never seen them here.

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  9. It all looks great, i love seeing your sketching spot outside.

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  10. Beautiful Debbie, it is so much fun to spend time with you in the lovely garden. love,Diana

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  11. You have a lovely way with words. I love your hollyhock. Enjoy the transition from summer to autumn and the golden glow.

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  12. Your painted Hollyhock is outstanding. So glad you shared it with us. :)

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  13. Hi Debbie,
    It is so good to see you have captured the winding down of the garden.. Love the Hollyhock, and I just love Morning Glories. Your art is so beautiful....
    blessings,
    Penny

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  14. Love the hollyhocks , they always remind me of my dear departed gram who had them all about .
    I can't seem to get them to thrive here on our farm.
    I am blessed with others of my favs here though, like an abundance of marvelous morning glories and oodles of zany Zinnias.
    Your artwork is wonderful , it all looks so lovely and relaxing.

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  15. Such a lovely spot to paint from, Debbie.....and your garden too.

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  16. Old fashioned Holly Hocks are one of my favorite flowers....so beautiful!! And morning glories too....yes, capture them while you can~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  17. Hi Debbie, these are good moments and important enough to cherish! Hugs

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  18. You are a master in setting a mood,you got yourself a nice little spot there :-) Your hollyhocks are lovely and very romantic ! Wishing you a great weekend.

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  19. Your painting is just gorgeous, my friend. Thank you for looking up for me too!

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  20. Your hollyhock painting is lovely! So nice to have some quiet moments in the garden now, things are really winding down as you say. Already seeing some leaves change on a few trees and shrubs!

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  21. Thank you for inviting us into your lovely garden. You captured that hollyhock perfectly!!! Enjoy your time amid the flowers.

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  22. Oh, I'm so glad you stopped by.

    And I'm so glad to see you've captured the beauty of your garden in those lovely watercolours. That pink certainly is feminine!

    What a treat to be back....
    Brenda
    xox



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  23. Oh these are so so very beautiful Deb! LOVE your painting ... soft and tender!!! HUGS!

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