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Monday, July 11, 2011
Taking a Moment- Garden
I love this little rusty garden piece I bought one day at a gourd festival.. He is in a cool area of the garden. There is something about him.. and he is a him.. Don't ask why.. He just stands and guards this area so very well.. Although he is not great with ordering the gophers out of my plants..
I love the bougainvillea. It is among my favorite flowering plants, even though they do have big thorns. I have never seen one this small for sale.. Always in the garden shops they have the larger plants that are wonderful vines or that climb up a wall.. It will have to come in the house in the winter.. and I really should have put it in a larger pot... ah well... here is hoping.. Love the color. We bought other plants that have the same color flowers, but they just don't make it in our area.
Below,, pink flowers on this cactus, but don't touch the plant. That needs pruning also. I don't really like pinks as a color for me to wear, but love the grays, burgundy's , pinks and violets in the garden.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,