Oh the Weather Outside…

…is a blizzard! So it’s a great time to stay in and finish up my latest commission.

Shakespeare’s Botany: a watercolor series

Oxlip

"So we grew together like to a double cherry.."
“So we grew together like to a double cherry..”

Violet

:The marigold which goes to bed with the sunAnd with him rises weeping."
:The marigold which goes to bed with the sun
And with him rises weeping.”

My patron is adding the quotes in calligraphy at the bottom of each flower.

So grateful for the work!

when all is quiet

Early this morning, while it was still and quiet, my sleepy lids lifted just enough to notice the thick white fog outside my window. *I sleep with my blinds partially open for occasions such as this!   I considered going back to sleep, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. I hopped out of bed, grabbed my camera, and this is what I found:

I had a moment with what I think was a horned owl, too.* I’m no owl expert, so naturally I googled it. I came upon it suddenly. Our eyes locked..I’ve never been that close to an owl before. Its eyes looked like it had lived centuries longer than I have. Unfortunately, as I lifted my camera it flew away. Maybe the moment is more special that way? It was wondrous.