Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Shades of Blue . . . . .

Lee and I awakened this morning to one of those cloudy, rainy Spring days . . . . the kind that is just perfect for staying home and enjoying some activities that you feel almost “guilty” doing on a bright sunny day! Activities like curling up with a good book, spending time catching up on reading your favorite blogs, doing a little crafting. . . .the list goes on and on!

As for me, I hope to spend some time on this quiet rainy Sunday to work on a few new card designs, something which I haven’t had much time to do this past week. Inspired by all the spring flowers in our garden and our neighborhood, I have a few ideas for some new paper pieced flower designs rattling around in my head, and am anxious to bring them from concept to reality.

But before I settle into my cardmaking for the rest of the day, I thought I’d take advantage of a break in the rain and take a little walk around our back yard. There’s something quite special about the way an overcast sky seems to add to the lushness of colors in one’s yard, especially in the Spring when flowers are beginning to bloom.


During my little backyard stroll, what especially caught my eye today was the richness of the lavenders and blues of the various blossoms scattered throughout our perimeter and patio garden areas. And I was, once again, inspired to take a few photos. . . . . I thought I’d share them with you.





My favorite flowers have always been Irises . . .



And this Clematis is a Spring show-stopper this year. . . . .


A purple petunia, awaiting a more "permanent" place in our summer garden . . .


And some sweet little Myrtle blossoms, making the most of the rain . . . .


Happy Sunday, Everyone!



6 comments:

The Bird's Staff said...

Lovely, what a gorgeous sight on a rainy day. Thank you for sharing!

The Empty Envelope said...

So beautiful!!!! I love all the lovely irises out right now and I think those shades of purple are my favorite color. We've also had some blessed rainy days here too...It's been enchanting!

Carol said...

I love the photos, I wish i had the patients to do better photography

Oz Girl said...

Gorgeous flowers, esp with their rain-kissed petals. Hope you enjoyed your rainy day indoors yesterday!

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Oh my goodness, those flowers are stunning! Beautiful job photographing them, especially with the raindrops. That iris made me gasp.

Thanks for helping me see rainy days in a positive light--we've had many of those lately, and I'm itchy for sunshine... but it's so true about rainy days being perfect for studio time or reading.

Lazy Bone said...

so beautiful!