On this quiet summer Sunday morning, I've taken a few pictures of our garden and our cat, Tommy. Having missed adding photos and posts since Spring ( where have all the days gone?) it was about time to store some photo reference for future watercolors and to share the results with you. I have no idea when I'll have the "results", mind you, so I'll simply share the photos for now.
Tommy loves to lounge by one of the sentry bunnies we added last fall. I planted some Lady's Mantle to surround him. The bunny, that is. On the opposite side of the steps, the other bunny is enveloped in hostas and looks so sweet peeping out.
I use butterfly photos to help me postion wings on my fairy images, and the two on the coneflowers posed long enough to have their photograph taken. There were once daylily growers in our area who sold a wonderful variety of them. Here's a sample of one of the bicolors. Over the years, they've spread and I transplant them here and there. I discourage the deer by using a bottle brush to disperse a mixture of eggs beaten with water and cayenne pepper. My approach to gardening is a bit haphazard, and I've created too many beds to maintain neatly, but that hasn't stopped me yet.