Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Garden

O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

A light snow has fallen on Lancaster County overnight and the dreary brown garden looks lovely in her soft, white blanket. I love snow and we haven't had much of it this winter.

Metal sun swirls with cone flower seed heads.

Copper tea kettle birdhouse is vacant.

Lavender still looks lovely.

Love the rusty hue of the sedum seed heads.

Even Pumpkin Pie wants to check out the snow (not for long).

My studio art table has been taken over by Zoe. I can't believe she will turn 5 this month! Where does the time go?  We have both been enjoying our riding time with Rosie. Zoe is all excited about trotting. She has excellent balance and we've been practicing standing in the stirrups, turning and stopping.

And I was so happy this week to learn that I won 2nd place in


Jessie McCandless said...

Wow, Zoe is a doll! I love the tea kettle bird house. What a cute idea (might have to steal that one :) Congrats on your placing! You are a very talented artist and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your painted ponies.

Robin Larkspur said...

Fabulous!! congrats on you to see you succeed like that with your beautiful art! Zoe has really grown over these months that I have been following you!! I love your tea kettle bird house!!!Snow does make the world look sweet! Robin.

Lin said...

Once they start school, time just FLIES! Hold on tight and have fun on the ride. She'll be going off to college before you know it.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

A budding artist for sure! Love your nature pics, incredible beauty in the snow, isn't there?
Congrats on your placing!

Paulette said...

Hi Jen,
You haven't eaten all those cookies yet have you? LOL Congrats on second place with painted ponies. Zoe is taking after mom, artist and her love of horses. Wow five, Happy Birthday Zoe. Paulette

Linda said...

Oh my goodness--they grow up fast. Your house always has such a magical spirit about it--and Zoe looks so happy. The fact that you're riding together, painting together--that's priceless.

I love the tea kettle bird horse, btw!

mermaiden said...

congrats on your contest placement!

your garden was probably waiting for a dusting of the fine white stuff :D

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your winter garden is so lovely! Wish I could share some of our snow with you - it's certainly been abundant here. Zoe looks adorable at your studio table. And congrats to you on placing in the contest! Theresa