The bird of paradise flower has these beautiful long red stamen. A friend held up her blue purse to give me a background and ‘Atomic Flower’ is the result.
We had our opening last night, two people sold work. Show will be up thru August 24th. Got a nice drive thru pasture land on the way down.
For about a month I was greeted with a bouquet of Flax Flowers right outside my back door, so had to take a picture of them. There is a little bit of red, white and a lot of blue in this mandala So thought it might be appropriate for the 4th of July posting. Enjoy the day!
I have always loved flowers. They are colorful and come in many, many shapes. I was out early one morning when I found this daylily opening. In it’s sunshine shape it is appropriate for all the sunshine we are going to get this week, already in the 90s.
Every so often I add words to my mandala. To the mantra in the honey suckle flowers I would add – Eat, Sleep, Garden and take pictures!
Back to flowers, had one amaryllis bloom this spring and the stamen is heart shaped, it was not manipulated. Liked the bright red colors too.
This is one of the orchids I put out with the staghorn fern. After the blooms quit I un-potted it to find there were no viable roots, so we are hoping it will recover outside.
A mini orchid in front of a mini barn, with flowers in the middle. The image is a bit hard to read. I’ll post the original image tomorrow. I have most of my fairy gardens outside now. They enjoy the summer outdoors and I get to clean up the sunroom. Orchids don’t usually go outside, but I thought I’d experiment. I have a giant Staghorn Fern that has a cavity in it’s middle so I put two mini orchids in the cavity, including the one above, they seem to be doing well growing new roots. They are totally in the shade of a big pine tree. I’ll report back later.
These Fairy Wings are actually a close up of dragonfly wings in kaleidoscope form. The body of the dragonfly creates the brownish circle you see. I considered printing this mandala on transparent material, cutting them out and making wings for a physical 3D fairy, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Peppermint table and chairs outside a fairy door on a great lawn with bird bath. Found the table and chairs at a closeout sale they really don’t go with anything, but it’s make believe so.. . .