Easter Chickens

    On Saturday, I was able to slowly get myself out to the studio and sit down at my big paint-covered desk there. On it, sat this little painting of a sweet folksy girl with all her chickens, going through her Easter basket of sweet treats and colorful eggs.
    It was so good to get to sit down with my paints again, and spend a few hours bringing this little miss and her creatures and all the pretty flowers of her rustic home to life. I am happy to report that she is finished, and now looking for a home in my etsy shop!

   Suddenly, the world outside is waking up and blooming…precious daffodils have sprung open, and these new little Dutch Iris that I planted last fall have jumped up with gusto. I love their little purple flowers, and they are so petite! They made the perfect back drop for my Easter Chickens painting when I took her outside for her final sealing….

   This past week was spring break, and of course we were all so sick….sigh….me worst of all, I am afraid. All the blooming seems to have my little system go haywire! But I have enjoyed peeking out the window at the world as it wakes, much like Miss Bailey Button looking out the old window of the mud room this afternoon…

   I am also so thrilled to see the peach trees in bloom, their beautiful blush blossoms always capture my imagination. They are the perfect antidote to a long, cold winter. Keeping my fingers crossed though that we have no frosts or freezes now that they’ve bloomed….poor things really got it last spring with a late frost that withered all the flowers and cost us an entire season’s peach harvest. We had nothing to show for our peach trees last year, and I heard that they even had to truck in peaches from Texas for the annual peach festival in Porter, OK. last year. The indignation of it! So please, frost….please head on up north and leave my poor peaches alone….we’re eager for pie come late summer!

  Of course now that spring break has passed and the flowers are starting to wake, there is much work ahead. Time to wake up the garden, and the birds are already busy feathering their nests….I hear them each morning, twittering like mad….and the chickens are laying with much enthusiasm. I’ve been checking the mason bee house and the baby bees havent come out yet, but I know its any day, any hour perhaps, with these blossoms now out….its time for new growth and possibilities. I cant wait to get back to painting……

thanks for your visit here today!~
Take Joy!
h

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