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Not very motivated these days … but I will continue to post this feature and hope to do so indefinitely.
Post your creative works and thoughts.
That is an exceptionally creative work of art - extremely effective.
We're all thinking of you and hoping for the best.
Love the flower pic with the bloom and buds nearby ready to burst.
What is the name of the flower in the top pic? There are some growing in my neighbor's fields, but this is the first year I've seen them there. Very pretty.
Coreopsis. There are a number of similar species like Black-eyed Susans for example.
I have a huge mound which are pushing out the Dianthis and Echinacia (sic) Coneflower/cornflower - they come back every year, love them.
Black Eyed Susans are much larger and are more like rhizomes but stunning when they gain a footing.
I have Pear cactus, marigolds, snapdragons and Gerbera Daisies which come back every year
along with a large aount of bulbs, hibiscus, begonias and mums, lol.
I do love Texas weather, lol.
I will add some pixs tomorrow.
Even the Liriope grass has started blooming
This is a field full of black-eyed Susans around a spring house on my favorite walk.
Wow what a lovely view you have. That's a real gift!
Thanks for sharing and great shot.
Thanks. I'm blessed to live in some very pretty country.
Lirope (Monkey Grass) in bloom, next to Moses Boat in bloom
My Coreopsis crowding out a Colorado Echinacea and some pink Dianthus with some red Dianthus
Black eyed Susans with Portulaca, and resting Gebera daisy
Pink Climbing and Red non climbing Dipladenia - looks like they are both climbing, lol
I have some of what you called the Moses Boat. It has been growing in an old pot for about ten years. Very hardy. My Aunt has called it a name I shall not repeat. Don't know where she came up with that.
It's a highly invasive succulent that can suck the water out of a nearby swimming pool, lol.
We try to contain it to a few spots with brick and pavers but it goes right under them.
It's easy to break off and I have a rather sunless dry alley where I keep the trash cans
and can't grow grass, but this stuff thrives, go figure.
Moses in a boat is also called boat lily.
Essentially a rock garden plant for drought ridden areas, it survives everything and comes back every year like the IRS.
Purple Cone flower with unidentified orange daisy from HD.
Zinnias, portulaca and an odd snapdragon or marigold or two from seasons past that have self seeded.
And a weird rose. We have giant maroon roses every where and I cut off a huge branch and stuck it in a new location.
Resulting in a small compact orange rose. Go figure. nature...
I have the one in the top of the middle picture. It must have come from seed this year as I didn't plant it. It just sprouted and and started blooming.
My mom gave me some seeds from her black-eyed Susans for my flower beds years ago. I planted them, and nothing happened until 4 or 5 years later, and the guys who mow my lawn chopped them down before they could bloom. Finally, this year, they came up and developed buds...which the deer then ate before they opened up. Well, one opened up. One brave, bright little flower.
We have sunflowers start every where because of the bird seed we put out.
They are mowed down with regularity.
All except one this year, managed to come up within the protection of two large roses bushes.
No deer here, but you would be surprised what our ducks eat, lol.
I used to get sunflowers from birdseed at the last house I lived in. It was the squirrels that ate the heads off of those. Actually, one squirrel. A very fat one.
There is a bear problem where I live now, so I don't have a birdfeeder.
Squirrels do love sunflower seeds, lol.
Yeah, only the blue jays could drive him away from the birdfeeder, and once he'd emptied that, he went after the sunflowers.
You really know your flowers. Is it a hobby?
Yes. A new hobby, over the past few years I have been literally throwing money away into little holes in the ground,
gradually learning how to subdivide the Monkey Grass and spread them out to look like professional landscaping
while trying to find flowering plants that return every year.
We have a Live Oak tree and 8' and 11' privacy fencing which create lots of variable shade in the back yard
the patio and the deck are covered with potted plants, many of which ride out the brief winter outside,
Only the hibiscus has to come into the garage or house for a few weeks.
The front lawns and side lawns are exposed to 100% sunshine.
So there's lots of experimentation.
If it dies out back, move it out front, and vice versa.
I gave up trying to keep yam vines out back because of the squirrels who live in the tree.
I put some out front in an old tree ring and they are over running the violets, monkey grass and geraniums.
go figure, lol.
Excellent! In Toronto I never grew flowers, but I did plant a vegetable garden - had to fence it due to rabbits. Maybe I learned how to do it from watching my mother tend her Victory Garden when I was a little kid.
It is Wednesday....
I haven't been taking many pics. Managed to get one of water...
That looks more like abstract art, than a photo. Very cool!
Thanks. I thought it looked unique. I have two shots I just took of the water and reflection. I will post the other, I just thought this one looked better.
Very nice !
Thank you. I thought it was different. Like seeing things in clouds.
That is really an interesting photo. Love the variations in colors. It does indeed look like an abstract art painting.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." (Robert Frost)
Love the poem, but I think of a New England woods. Never the less, lovely photo.
Are these more like New England woods - "dark and deep"?
Very refreshing looking Buzz. Beautiful.
I hope that things are going well with Mrs. Mac.
Beautiful flower shot. It made me smile.
Remembering last year's day trip to one of MN's state parks....
Those steps definitely look like good exercise.
Great photos, EG. That split tree, or two growing together, is very interesting indeed.
I think it's just two growing together.
Thanks for the clarification, EG. I've never seen anything like that before so was not sure.
My contribution for this week,
Wow ! Excellent work !
Thank you SP. (smile)
love the color
Thank you dev. Like many other cultures, bright colors are a tradition among most, if not all, Native Americans. I m glad that you like it.
I find earthtones, especially beige, extremely boring. Bright colors make art interesting.
I agree. While I like some pastel colors, depending on the subject, the bright colors seem to bring the image to life a bit more for me.
I consider most pastels bright colors.
I consider most pastels bright colors
I suppose it really depends on an individual's own eyesight. Like many other things in real life, we may not all distinguish colors the same. What looks bright to one person may not look bright to another, and the other way around. Like beauty, colors are in the eyes of the beholder. (smile)
holy crap!! Stunning! I'm leaving work now, but I HAVE to come back here tomorrow! Raven, I know you are intellectually gifted, funny, quick witted and beautiful. But you're highly artistic too??!? Good gosh...amazing.
Hey, cobaltblue … been a while and good to see you.
Thank you for your very kind words, Cobalt. I'm glad that you like the artwork.
Beautiful, exciting, great color and energy, RW!
Thank you Mac. Such words of praise from someone who is so very artistic are very much appreciated.
The instant I looked at your creation, this line from Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man flashed through my mind:
"Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship"
Your artworks are magnificent as usual. Thank you for showing them to us.
Thank you so much for your kind words Buzz. I am most happy to share my creations with my NT family, and that is the primary reason that I create them. (smile)
Mac, you and your bride are in my thoughts. Sending love and warm thoughts your way.
Many thanks for the creativity and kind words … we can never get enough of either; this thread is a bright light in a cloudy time for me and I am grateful for each one of you who have come here.
Keeping you and your bride in my thoughts and prayers, Mac.