|alley melt water runs down the middle|
|tip toe over the flow|
|beautiful patterns in the pavement under melt water|
|some of our trees want to be shrubs in Turkey Thicket|
To begin my walking I went out back with a bag of plastics to the recycling bins. While I was looking at the yard it was revealed the Hellebore is blooming, even under the snow. This is the first flower in our garden this year. It was kind of exciting to see those white flowers coming out to greet me. Next will be some green ones in the front yard I hope.
|hellebore blooms in winter, in our garden these are the first flowers of 2011|
Inside we have these great parrot tulips that were grown in Virginia by some new local grower. Most tulips are imported from Holland and this time of year they make getting up a joy to see how much they have grown in their vase and how they will look when they open up if they do open, some don't. I am having a great time drawing and water coloring this batch.
|parrot tulips opening|
|nice shades of lavender pink white and green|
|I wonder if tulips will be a subject for a new etching.|