Flowers, Flowers everywhere ~

Here is a little break from art to show a few of our garden flowers as this years flush is getting started – hope you enjoy.  Please feel free to use any one of these in a painting or drawing.


Yellow Roses


daffidol 2014


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42 Responses to Flowers, Flowers everywhere ~

  1. the burst of the springtime colors is worth the wait through the long winter, isn’t it? there are lessons, many lessons, to learn if we take the time to appreciate nature. the gifts of color.. of patience (ja, you’re the master at teaching us the art of patience!) and you also teach by example the art of giving freely!

    how lucky i am to have your positive influence in my life! thanks for all that you do for everyone!!


    • Mary says:

      Thank you Lisa for your beautiful comment – how can you not love flowers, they are fascinating and exciting and calming all at once. I’m the lucky one to have you as a great influence of kindness and resilience, and friendship. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Mary. I just found your blog today! It’s wonderful. I would love to have a crack at painting those beautiful yellow roses after sketching them first. Yellow is always a very challenging color to do in watercolors or acrylics. I am not sure which one I’ll do yet, but I will post a link to your blog when I get it done and posted! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers!

    • Mary says:

      So wonderful to meet you – thank you for visiting and now following my blog. I’m thrilled that you’re going to paint the roses – looking forward to seeing them on canvas. Love knowing that some of my photographs inspire other artists to paint. Going over to your blog now ~

  3. I love flowers Mary, and your flowers are beautiful. Thank you for putting some spring beauty in my day. :o)

  4. ĽAdelaide says:

    Oh my, I can almost smell that gorgeous fragrance on the wind! And what is that red rose? Stunning! xxx

    • Mary says:

      Hi Linda, thanks so much and glad you like red roses – somehow I knew you would. Here the secret on this one, we had a place for a rose and on a whim saw a year-end sale at a large box store on roses and bought this one for $5 (I don’t even know the name)! And, guess what, it’s one of our best performers. This year it has an abundance of buds – gorgeous.

  5. Loving the cheerful flowers 🙂

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Exquisite, especially the yellow roses.

  7. Painting for Joy says:

    Your garden is absolutely lovely!! We are so behind up here in the northern part of the country. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Rhonda, you’ll be seeing flowers soon enough – very happy that you enjoyed the photographs. Hopefully you can use one of them for inspiration for one of your beautiful flower paintings.

  8. M-R says:

    How GLORIOUS your garden must look, Mary ! Love that climbing rose; and the delphiniums blue .. and the yellow rose … and – EVERYTHING !

  9. Gorgeous! We only have a few tulips, daffodils along with blossoming trees. The colors in your garden make me envious!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Elena, your colors are coming – with all the rain you guys have received they are on their way! Your comment was in spam ~

  10. poppytump says:

    Mary ! What a lovely lovely garden … roses already .. marvellous 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Poppy! Last year we had more roses than I can count, but a virus struck many of the bushes (Rossetta) and wiped out many of them – we are lucky to have a couple left to enjoy.

  11. Aww wow! love these pics. Thanks for sharing them!

  12. Ah, you have a beautiful garden, Mary! You reminded me of a nursery rhyme… “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, – How does your garden grow? – With silver bells, and cockle shells, – And pretty maids all in a row.” !!!!! 🙂 xx

    • Mary says:

      Ha – love it Marina! The garden is lovely until Mr. Rabbit comes munching along – such a game we play with him. Maybe the flowers can be an inspiration for one of your gorgeous paintings? Have a fantastic day!

  13. What a lovely garden!!! Oh I wish I could paint.. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Calee. Ah, but you have the camera and something tells me that you’d take some spectacular photographs, I’m just pointing and shooting ~

  14. ladyfi says:

    How simply lovely!

  15. Dawn Corner says:

    Looks like spring has sprung, thank you for the inspirations!! lovely!

  16. whatuful says:

    truly beautiful! Flowers always make us happy I guess… 🙂 Have a good day Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks very much. For me there is something very satisfying about the process of picking out the plants, planting and caring for them, and then watching them put on a show. Have a wonderful day too!

  17. violetski says:

    Sooooo beautiful Mary! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Violet, I hope you are able to use one of these for your daily paintings! Loved the one you did of the yellow roses last year!

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