Tag Archives: spring

Sparrows and Bees

Watercolor from my nature series is available on items at Society6.

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Spring, Please Hurry

If  you live in a part of the world that has long winters, like I do, the longer days and melting snow have you yearning to see tulips and daffodils.  This is a scene I imagined and painted in watercolor.  … Continue reading

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Western tanagers, nature watercolor illustrations

The Western tanager migration through Montana in the spring is one of my favorite experiences in bird watching every year. As part of my watercolor nature series, this painting illustrates the Grand Teton mountains, a male Western tanager, a moose, … Continue reading

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Apple Blossom Time

Apple Blossoms The apple tree I planted 23 years ago for my son when he was born has finally had the right weather conditions to blossom completely.  Until this year, we have only had a few blossoms here and there. … Continue reading

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Snow (sigh) typical springtime in the Rockies

These are the tulips I cut today because 5 to 8 inches of snow are forecast for tonight. This year the crab apple tree I planted when my son was born has more flowers than ever before.  Unfortunately, the snow … Continue reading

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Easter Snow

Easter Snow is the title of a beautiful traditional Irish air.  It is also an event that we experience here in my hometown in Montana around Easter every year.  We have typically deep, wet snow in the spring, and to … Continue reading

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Plant Sweet Peas When Daffodils Bloom

The valley where I live used to be filled with an abundance of wild sweet peas.  In the early 1900’s the town began having a sweet pea carnival and parade with pony carts and buggies covered with thick garlands of … Continue reading

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April Snow and Robins

Last month I posted a photo of March snow, much like the April snow I awoke to today. The robins were plentiful in the yard, looking for dried cherries and seed on the ground below the feeders.  This robin is … Continue reading

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First spring flower found today

Astonishment!  Today I found this first flower just feet from the layers of snow.  I have no idea from where it migrated to sprout next to the east side foundation.  This is in a bed that I cleared from old … Continue reading

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Nature is my muse… hurry, spring!

I paint more in good weather! I always find it easier to be creative when the snow is gone and green and colorful growth surrounds my home and studio.  I am itching to be able to work in the gardens.  … Continue reading

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March Snow

In spring, we get wet snow over night, even though day time temperatures have been going up above freezing.  The coating of snow is beautiful, but as leaves start to bud out, inevitably, branches are broken and trees fall all … Continue reading

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Small downy woodpecker out my window

    The suet block and seed feeder have been visited often by brazen large Flickers, flocks of house finches and chickadees, crows, magpies and starlings, and finally today a shy Downy Woodpecker. All the other birds were gone, and … Continue reading

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