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plentiful and lovely! The bullfrogs were singing their lovesongs!

plentiful and lovely!  The bullfrogs were singing their lovesongs!

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How utterly beautiful!

25 Jun, 2011


No gardener to take credit for this ...this is a swamp beside the road to Vennachar...about 16 kms. from home.

25 Jun, 2011


Monet wouldve gone nuts over this!!

26 Jun, 2011


Yes! and Monet fans (and emulators) too!

26 Jun, 2011


Count me in..just wish I could paint!

28 Jun, 2011


If you want to try, may I suggest that you buy some of the craft acrylics and a small canvas (I think you can buy them at a pound store) (over here it's a dollar store!) It won't cost a fortune ..and do a painting of your favourite iris.
(Just look at the colour, mix it, apply it, move on to the next...) I counsel patience because you may loathe your first few efforts. OR... maybe buy a box of chalk pastels and do your rendition of the Byerly Turk! ..a profile maybe. (I did one of a Morgan). Ever read Sir Winston Churchill's essay on painting as a source of relaxation? (He had a wonderful command of the English language! love to read his

28 Jun, 2011



This is such an incredible sight! There's so many.

25 Aug, 2011


Delonix...this is indeed incredible. the only plant in the little pocket swamp is the white waterlily. There wasn't a bit of swamp grass or pickerel weed...just the lovely lilies. In the middle of the swamp is a small island...with a couple of derelict spruce and a live one as well...just a lovely spot to sit an meditate on the beauties of nature. (If you can stand the mosquitoes and deerflies..chewing on you!)

25 Aug, 2011


This is wonderful Lori! The Nymphaea odorata doesn't live this far north in Alaska, though we have it as a native as well. You look to have found yourself in beautiful country, I'm enjoying the peruse from the start. :-) What a gift to have a nearly private swamp full of them. Beautiful.

4 Oct, 2011


Thanks Gt. It's wild country all right. working on my own little swamp down by the road. lots of leopard frogs and peepers and hope to make a home for a few bullfrogs... at present we are watching the squirrels making off with the walnuts!

7 Oct, 2011

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