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Oh, spring

April blossoms

I've been enjoying this spring weather that is 85 degrees instead of cold and rainy until the 4th of July. I'm pretty happy as long as I can see some sun.

Of course we still get some days like this:
Rainy Clematis

And that's fine too. As long as they're interspersed with sun. We need the rain for all this green.

Little fuzzballs have been hatching!

I'm so happy I'm married to a man who will go to the park with me every day to see if there are ducklings yet. We found these guys at a park nearby, but then about a week later our own creek had ducklings and goslings.

The same evening we saw the goslings, this breathtaking fellow showed up:
Blurry eagle

An eagle! We've lived here twelve years and had never seen an eagle in the area.

While doing some weeding, I decided this one that pops up occasionally around the yard was too pretty to throw away. I carefully dug it up and put it in a pot and it seems happy. According to my book of Northwest weeds, it's Storks Bill, a member of the geranium family.
Storks Bill

And another weed, lit up by the evening sun during a walk in the woods:
Fendlers Waterleaf

I posted it on Facebook and meadowood and I were puzzled by it until I searched high and low on the internet and figured out it's Fendler's Waterleaf. I like that name.

When I'm not spying on fuzzy ducklings or taking pictures of flowers, I'm in the studio getting ready for my solo show that goes up June 1. Here's a peek at the clutter behind my easel and some work in progress:
Studio peek

I hope you're all enjoying spring too!


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May. 18th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
Great images, thank you! :) Your studio looks like a fun space.
May. 19th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :-) It is fun, from the chandeliers to the striped curtains. I may have gone a little overboard with the cuteness when I built it but I wanted to make sure it was cheerful on our gray days.
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