Day 21 of 30: Three Ducks

There’s no place like home.  This one looks especially peaceful.

Three Ducks by Pam Schoessow

Three Ducks by Pam Schoessow

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Day 5: Red House on a Hill

Not a very original title, I know.  I wish I had more time to do something wonderful.  This one has some flaws, and I’m not too excited about it, but at least I am keeping up with the challenge!  Only 25 days to go.   Blue sky courtesy of Picmonkey.

by Pam Schoessow

by Pam Schoessow

China Flowers

More pictures from my recent trip to China.  I don’t claim to be a great photographer, but I thought I would share these anyway.   The trees and flowers were just gorgeous!  Especially as we have nary a leaf on a tree yet here in Chicago, I’m so glad that wasn’t the case on our April trip.

These pics are from a 1000 year old garden in Suzhou.  Even though it was a little rainy that day, it was still quite beautiful.

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The Chinese love their rocks.  You will see them prominently displayed everywhere.Image

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Kularb, Mike, (my brother & his wife),  Pam (that’s me!) and my hubby, David.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Loved this cute umbrella that a little girl was carrying.Image

Outside the garden, there was a farmers’ market.  The fruit was as pretty as the flowers.

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Not sure I recognize these!

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On the way back we stopped at a flower market in Shanghai.  I’ve never seen orchids like these!

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Tabletop trees made of live bamboo.

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Tiny dried gourds–about 3″ long.  Not sure what you would do with them, but they were cute nonetheless.Image

 

Here at home, I’m just hoping my tulips will finally bloom this week!

 

 

Winter Fox

Woodland creatures seem to be all the rage now.  I did see a fox in our neighborhood over the summer.  It was a treat.  Who knows where he came from.  This fox looks a little cold.  At least he has a few friends to keep him company.

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5″ x 5″ on Ampersand Aquabord

 

Lil’ Lamb

I’ve been having fun painting a few pictures these last few days.  I’m away from home–away from my quilting machine– so this is my creative outlet while I’m visiting my Mom.  I can paint and visit with her at the same time, so it’s been great.  There’s no particular inspiration for this piece.  I just like houses and little critters, I guess.

Image  Lil’ Lamb original watercolor 5 x 7 inches with easel