There’s no place like home. This one looks especially peaceful.
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.
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.
Outside the garden, there was a farmers’ market. The fruit was as pretty as the flowers.
Not sure I recognize these!
On the way back we stopped at a flower market in Shanghai. I’ve never seen orchids like these!
Tabletop trees made of live bamboo.
Here at home, I’m just hoping my tulips will finally bloom this week!
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.
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.