365 Things That Inspire Me

I also do posts for my clay group, beads-of-clay.org. Twice now, I have posted pictures that I took on walks with my dogs in a park near here, 3 Creeks. I post these as creative inspiration for my fellow artists and jewelry designers. These posts have been so well received that I decided to start a blog with daily inspiration in the form of pictures, quotes and poems. These pictures will be things from my immediate environment that I find inspirational or beautiful; textures, colors, contrasts, animals, unusual things, intriguing things. A daily dose of wonder....

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."

"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes."
E.B. Browning

It's all for Joy!

Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010 Flowers

"If you ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it....But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life." 

  -Frank Lloyd Wright

Isn't all of our artwork an investment in beauty?  Today I am doing a tribute to flowers.  My front yard is full of beautiful flowers, and I have a fish pond surrounded by them.  I have had a heron fishing in my pond the last 2 summers and he took all of my big goldfish.  But nature compensated this year, because I have about 100 babies in the pond.  I don't know what I will do with them all!  The netting is too protect the fish from the bird, it must have worked because the bird hasn't come back for a couple of months.

My front garden.  The frog is a gourd that I grew and painted.
I had trouble with my dahlias this year, one of my favorite flowers.  I planted about 9 bulbs and finally at the end of July, 1 of them bloomed!  I have 2 blooming now, and the others have buds.  Maybe I will get to see them in Sept.  We had an unusually hot summer with temps above 90 many days...maybe that's why they haven't bloomed.

My fish pond, a frog has been living here too

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