Saturday, June 02, 2012

Step Into My Garden.....

Every time I step outside with my camera , I continue to be amazed at all the new growth in the garden and the new visitors that stop by each day.  This butterfly sits atop some Lamb's Ear.

Lilies are exploding to life in a variety of colors.  The painting I'm working on now is a grouping of Lilies, although not this color.  I'm calling them "Electric Pink Lilies" so that might give you an idea of the color palette.

Irises of course are a favorite of mine, I have enjoyed painting them.  They are out of bloom in my garden now but, I couldn't resist this photo of one of my great favorites. 

 A beautiful Monarch on some newly blooming Cone Flowers. 

 Perennial Hibiscus always put on a colorful show.

Welcome to my back door.....come on in and see what is be created on my easel.


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

What beautiful flowers, your garden is lovely. Great shots of your visiting butterflies too. Thanks for sharing!!

Following you now, here from Etsy Blog Team!

Abby said...

Beautiful! I'm jealous!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Such beautiful inspirations for you to paint and enjoy - I see lots of new paintings!!

Have a lovely dfay.
Blessings, Erin

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I'm so beautiful! I'm a terrible gardener, so thank you for sharing these :)
The irises are my favorites! And the butterfly shots are great!

Miss Val's Creations said...

So many beautiful flowers Ruth! I am waiting for hibiscus and lilies in my yard. They are probably a few weeks away from blooming!

Marilyn said...

Love seeing the iris growing in your yard. This reminds me so much of my mom's garden when I was growing up. Your flowers are beautiful. Love the hibiscus also.

Heather said...

Your garden is beautiful! And I love your hanging plants. Your whole setup is really pretty!