White and Gold Saturday, Oct 15 2016 


New blog to visit! Monday, Aug 15 2016 

Work in progress, but hopefully the kinks will get straightened out and more people will get to see some very nice watercolor work!

Holly Hall: The Magic Moments of Watercolor:


Storm Clouds Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

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Green Study Tuesday, Jul 12 2016 

Which isn’t actually green, but it is about green….

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Also yellow daylilies and pink Asiatic lilies

Walls Thursday, Jun 30 2016 

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Repost Sunday, Jun 12 2016 

Since I really haven’t managed a better picture of the old roses in the four! years since I posted this one….better quality perhaps, but not the feeling of the rose, if that makes sense. They are doing pretty well this year, though all flopped over since I never staked them and the rain of course has pulled them over.  Very like peonies that way. They never grow sturdy stems and with so many flowers they really can’t stand up, especially when wet. Not at all like our modern roses that way, which have been bred for the cut flower/exhibition trade.  But they have a lovely light floral scent, they are not bothered by disease, and the color ranges from deep pink to white, often with multiple shades on the same bush.  What’s not to like?


Wind Shadows Friday, Jun 10 2016 

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Chionanthus virginicus Saturday, Jun 4 2016 

or Fringe Tree. Right on schedule, as always, it looks like the removal of that big old limb has not bothered it in the slightest. A completely underused shrub, incredibly fragrant, disease resistant, native, reliable bloomer, long lived, good form.  And so on! The only thing I can figure is that it must be a nightmare to propagate.  Indeed, I believe you do need male and female plants, which doesn’t help, and fruit set is erratic.  Still!

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Spiral to the sky Wednesday, Jun 1 2016 

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Looking up is always a good idea!

Snowdrift Thursday, May 12 2016 

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