Then soon enough the tiny little Daffodils poked up and I cut a few for my studio for inspiration (I'm painting them right now in my studio) and they look so delicate and early Spring inspiration.
I posed them next to my mixed media spring box I made and love so much. This box is mine and the first I made, but I have another similar one up at my Etsy store if you are interested.
And then the bushes and trees started budding and I just love to see my Lavender bush that is usually neglected doing so well in the corner of my backyard. It'll be beautiful when it blooms!!
I have a few lilac (accidentally called it lavender earlier, whoops) bushes around, but this one showcases also our personally designed, handmade, painted and made with love picket fence. The fence took a LONG time to make as it was so complicated to cut, sand and paint several layers of paint by hand and then put up. It's time for a new coat of paint, but it looks pretty distressed, too. The amount of work that went into that fence alone makes me never want to move. LOL
And another reason? Stone cottages are hard to find in the city. Here's a view of the back of our 'cottage' viewed through the peach blossoms just starting to bud. Aren't they pretty?
Hope you all have something pretty and fragrant to enjoy this spring. I'm so happy I can see most of this from my studio windows. Aaaah...spring. I'm so glad you finally arrived. It was 80 today, can you believe it? Or at least if you live in the midwest? It was so cold a few days ago.