The theme this week for Len’s Artist Challenge is Blue and Green.
Starting off with this image that has a lot of blue and touch of green to the side
Can you guess what this is? Answer will be at the bottom- but try and guess and let me know what you thought (or not)
Tina invited bloggers to contribute photos with cool colors of blue and green – so let’s do that – yes – let’s explore – and start with these little eggs (and birds that can from them), which are now perched outside my door.
Guess what else? The bird eggs are in Geraniums that I stored over winter. Thanks to Linda for the idea. These same flowers were also featured in a September LAPC post here.
How did I overwinter two hanging Geranium pots? The first part of winter they were in the garage and I mostly forgot about them. When I remembered them, I gave them tiny drinks and on some days – placed them outside for a few hours. Every time I moved them, I had a small whiff of geranium – not sure if it was the leaves or the spent blooms, but it was a treat.
For the next over-wintering phase, I moved them into the dining room. As an empty nester, it is totally okay to have dormant geraniums at the base of the windows in the dining room. Then, the last phase involved long days outside – to harden them a bit. When I hung them back up in spring (after the frost was gone in Zone 7) – I realized they looked messy. Well – they looked like they had just endured a winter! (sound familiar – ha). Anyhow, I was going to take them down – but then discovered the bird eggs were there and now the family is busy coming and going. And just this week, I noticed the plants are filling out and leaves are turning a vibrant green. Looks like they might be staying there. They are recovering from the winter – and we can too. Yes, indeed – and now let’s look at ore green and blue
We have had our dog, Elway, for one year now. He loves the beach so much and this is Elway getting ready for the ride home. The Vera Bradley beach bag just so happened to have those blues and greens.
Down in Florida earlier this year, I bought another piece of art. It was a painting by an amateur artist named Caroline. I will share that painting another time because it has a rainbow palette. But today’s photo share shows the piece of art (with blues and greens) that this awesome guy bought while I was buying mine. The guy’s name was Greg and he is a former minor-league baseball player and we talked for at least an hour after we both bought our discounted art – ahhhh – good times (Hello Greg if you are reading this)
Speaking of art –
I recently took a group of students on a field trip to the local art museum –
It was the first field trip since the pandemic hit last year. And this Riverbank painting by French artist Andre Lhote fit the colors this week.
Here is a slideshow with some more blues and greens
Closing with this blue and green from St Augustine
Love the bit of humor with this pipe-smoking boat dude.
Oh and the opening blue – it was some “Dawn” dish detergent I put into a cup to bring and refill a container at a workspace – lol
Thanks for your visit today.
- Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
- Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
- Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
- Ann-Christine (Leya) of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/