Posts Tagged ‘Drawing’

Bella’roma Rose

June 9, 2014

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Bella’roma Rose has beautiful pastel colors and a delightful fragrance.  This drawing is based on a photo taken in June, 2012.

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Juanita Lily

June 6, 2014

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We have several lily varieties in our yard, and we look forward to seeing the pretty blossoms this time of year.  Juanita is in one of our smaller beds and is the only lily we have with this color scheme.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Quail Daffodil

April 16, 2014

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Last year Betsy picked out some new daffodils for our yard.  Quail Daffodil is a bright yellow daffodil with blossoms that last and last and last.  The blossoms are smaller than some of our daffodils, but they are definitely cheery and have a pleasant fragrance.

Ice at Old Man’s Cave

April 11, 2014

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Betsy and I went to Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park in early March. One of the main attractions there is Old Man’s Cave, which we’ve visited before. This time the trail down into the gorge was covered with ice, which made it interesting to get down to the floor of the cave. This sketch is based on a photo I took of a column of ice on the bottom of the gorge.

Pink Dogwood Blossoms

April 1, 2014

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We have a pink dogwood tree in our front yard, and we become believers in the arrival of Spring when we see the pretty blossoms.  It is rarely ‘loaded’ with flowers, but we sure like the ones it does share with us.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Starfish Plant

January 31, 2014

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This drawing of a Starfish plant is based on a photo taken last year in the Conservatory of the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  We visit the Conservatory each time we visit Biltmore, and this time we spent some time enjoying the different succulents being grown.

Upper Linville Falls

December 13, 2013

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A couple of years ago Betsy and I drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, North Carolina, to Skyline Drive in Virginia.  Along the way we stopped at Linville Falls to break up the trip and stretch our legs.  While there, we hiked to Upper Linville Falls, where we enjoyed this scene.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Biltmore House

November 14, 2013

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Betsy and I always go to the gardens when we visit Biltmore Estate and Gardens, but we have another favorite spot that we almost always visit.  It’s possible to get a great view of the back of Biltmore House from the Lagoon near the French Broad River.

The picture on which this drawing was based was taken in October. 2011, and is shown below.

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Entrance to a Historic Tunnel

November 12, 2013

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Last September Betsy’s son Jeff and I visited the old Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  The 1,477 foot-long tunnel was constructed by hand between 1848 and 1850.  After walking through the tunnel (no longer in use) we came upon this scene at the eastern entrance

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Something Special Rose

November 6, 2013

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Something Special is one of the three new roses in our yard this year.  It is a pretty buttery yellow rose with paler outer petals.  It’s one of our container roses, and has done very well in this first year.

The picture on which this drawing was based was taken in late August and is shown below.

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