No big fancy painting today. Just a few sketches from my garden journal. I spent yesterday in the yard weeding and doing a few transplants and simply enjoying the delicious weather we are having here. This has been the absolute best winter and spring that I can remember for a long time.
My Japanese lilac bush blooming next to my shed is just bursting with blooms and is so fragrant that I can smell it halfway down my driveway. When the windows are open and the wind blows just right the fragrace fills up my kitchen. Purely divine.
I don't know what kind of flowers these are but I just love how they are so dainty and tiny. I found them growing in little clumps along an unused side of my house and moved them to the fairy garden I am working on in the backyard. I noticed when I dug them up that they have bulbs but I can't find them in any of my garden books. Their leaves look like blades of grass with a thin lighter green stripe down the middle. Any guesses?
And my Nellie Moser clematis has burst into bloom along the side of the Sunflower Cottage. The blossom is actually pink with white edges but I had a hard time with that, working so tiny. So much to see, so much to sketch.
Now I have to get back to my house cleaning. My good friend Millie is coming to visit for the weekend and I got so carried away cleaning that I even washed the cat!