Monday, August 25, 2008

Mrs Buzz

I inserted Mrs. Buzz today.... you can see her better... she is buzzing in for a sweet taste. :)
I don't know how to tell a female bee from a male... but I thought it sounded nice to have these two together in one picture.....
Mr & Mrs. Buzz... just doin what God made them to do and hummin all the way...
Maybe we should learn a lesson from these little guys....

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mr. Buzz

I have been studying bumble bees, how to paint them, and discovered many different kinds. This dear little guy does a great deal for mankind.

The honey bee, and bumble bee is responsible for pollinating one third of all the food we eat!!! Just think ... if he and she were not around... what would happen to all those lovely plants that provide food???? you think about it. :)

when I sit in my garden I am so fascinated with the little bumble bee... so busy at his task... his little legs and body filled with pollen and around he goes... studying each flower and getting all he can..... here is my small effort to remember this tireless worker...Can you see him on the zinnia?? wish I had sound effects....but the zzzzzzzzzzzz sound of the bee is not made with his wings... it is made in his throat... it is his little voice...humming as he works.... love it!!!!!

I discovered that yellow and black are the danger colors in the insect world, and bumble bees have to be a certain temperature to fly, that is why they are covered with little fuzzy bodies that keep them warm on cold mornings.:)

It was fun to try and paint them on my flowers.... and learn more about the amazing world of bees... our friends.

Monday, August 18, 2008

More Monarchs

There is nothing more beautiful than those graceful Monarchs that are visiting our gardens this month... painting them is so fun... to try to catch that delicate wing, and intricate patterns on their wings.
Putting them in my flower bouquets always makes the bouquet come alive. I now want to try flowers with a bee.... that should be fun :)
Are you enjoying the hummers...?. they are very busy at my feeder....
enjoy each day.... it will soon be fall... and all the color will fade away.
Look for a Monarch today.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August Glory

The weather has been Awesome... here,I Love sitting in the garden and watching the butterflies...and hummingbirds... and listening to the bugs in the trees.... everything is in its peak.... and singing for Joy!!!!!
I had to paint... Zinnias are hard to do, so many petals...and Queen Anns lace is another tuffy...but to try is fun... and exciting. I will try again...
enjoy the day

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Inspired by Zinnias

OK... this blog was to be after the last one.... when I got home from the market, I tried some quick watercolors of the flowers that I saw today.....

It was really fun to try... now maybe from these I can do a finished painting....
Great to have the day to paint...
and visit the Farmer's market... can't wait to go again...

Inspiring day

This was my first Saturday off in a long time, and I couldn't wait to go to the Farmer's Market, I knew I would be inspired. :)After collecting some delicious veggies, I found my treasure
The booth with buckets of flowers, my favorite, ZINNIAS. Just enjoy the pictures....

each one perfect... and the colors were so brilliant
Row after row, my camera and I just had to take it all in....
and I could not wait to try and capture them in watercolor
I can only try...:)