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Wildflowers in Winter – Week 8   11 comments

 

Week 8 – March 5 – 12. The First Wildflower of Spring photo challenge.

Be searching for wildflowers in your area. Try to find the first one blooming and post a photo of it on your blog.

We just returned from our vacation in Hawaii and I went outside to see what if anything in our yard had started blooming.  I was surprised and pleased to find these blooms:

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Spring is really coming!

For more Wildflower in Winter posts head on over to Elizabeth Joy’s!

Posted March 5, 2008 by Lana G! in Flowers, March, Photography, Wildflowers in Winter

Wildflower Art   5 comments

Week 6 – February 20 – 26. Wildflower Art – Share art made by you or someone else that features wildflowers.

I found this piece at the Goodwill.  It was on the “Collectible” shelf which means the price is a bit higher than what you would expect at Goodwill.  I LOVE IT!  It was $14.  A steal in my opinion.

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I want the person who created this to know that I absolutely love their work and I am enjoying it completely! Thank you for the time and effort you took in designing it!  You make me smile – a lot!

For more Wildflower Art head on over to Wildflower Morning!

Posted February 19, 2008 by Lana G! in Art, Decorating, Flowers, Wildflowers in Winter

Stiching Up Wildflowers   6 comments

 

Week 5 – February 13 – 19. Stitching up wildflowers – creations made with textiles (fabric, yarn, thread etc.) and featuring wildflowers in some form, made by you or someone else.

I have lots of linens with wildflowers or flowers in general stiched on them.  Many of them were gifts and the most precious items are the ones made by my maternal grandmother (Babushka in Russian).  The items that were done by my Babushka are in the third row of this collage:

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 My sister has also posted items made by my Babushka and gives a little background on her.  I also did a post back in June  in honor of her and that also has some of her work pictured there as well.  Here is a cute picture of Babushka with my niece Debbee:

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Babushka is always the first person who comes to my mind when stitching is mentioned.  Great memories!

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Posted February 15, 2008 by Lana G! in Family, Homemaking, Russian, Wildflowers in Winter

Wildflowers in Winter – Week 4   9 comments

Week 4 -February 6 – 12. Wildflower in the Home – Decorating with wildflowers. Show us dishes or other decorations made by you or someone else that you have in your home. Save the fabric decorations and paintings or drawings for the next two weeks.

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I love wildflowers.  This is my china set.  I love the simple, subtle country elegance of this set.  I also found this hand decorated garden plate at the Goodwill.  It makes me smile!

Head on over to Wildflower Morning for more Wildflowers in the Home!

Posted February 6, 2008 by Lana G! in Decorating, Flowers, Wildflowers in Winter

Wildflowers in Winter – Literary Flowers   7 comments

 

This week’s theme is: Week 3 – January 30 – February 5. Literary Wildflowers – Stories, quotations or poetry about wildflowers written by you or someone else. Or write a book review about a book that features wildflowers, such a guide book, picture book, travel guide or something about wildflower gardening, etc. Or Write about some special places/trails/areas to go searching for wildflowers that you are familiar with. Tell about the best time of year to go there, and what you might see. Share photographs if you have them.

Song to the Creator
By Lana G!

Walking up the path to the crest of the hill
I came upon a sacred breathtaking scene.
An Artist had left a masterpiece in living color –
A hillside bursting forth with joyful, vivid blooms.
Hundreds of wildflowers gracefully swaying in the breeze
Were reaching out to touch their Maker’s face.
Each one reflecting His beauty in radiant splendor
They were seeking only to glorify Him in shameless praise.
My heart could not keep silent.
I joined the earthly chorus
We were singing Hallelujah to our Creator
We were singing Holy, Holy is His name.


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For more Literary Wildflower posts, head on over to Wildflower Morning.

Posted January 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Creation, Faith, God, Photography, Poetry, Wildflowers in Winter, Winter

Wildflowers in Winter – Week 2   9 comments

The theme for this week! 

January 23 – 29. Wildflowers in Winter, a winter image of a flower in your area.

Since I flew down to Southern California yesterday, I decided to find a winter flower to take a picture of while I was down south.  I went for a walk in the afternoon for a break from my work day and this is what I found:

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A popular winter flower in So Cal!  Even the bees think so!

Head on over to Wildflower Morning for more anticipation of spring!

Posted January 23, 2008 by Lana G! in Flowers, Photo, Photography, Wildflowers in Winter, Winter

Wildflowers in Winter – Favorite Wildflower Photo   12 comments

Wildflower Morning is having a Wildflowers in Winter celebration for the next few weeks. She has posted a wildflower related theme for each week and will have a Mr. Linky to add your blog entry.  Here’s what she has to say about her celebration and give away:

Every winter I find myself longing for spring. I just love the warming rays of sun and the wildflowers that start to open. It is my favorite time of year. Wildflowers bring me so much joy.

So, I propose some wildflower fun this winter to take us into the first days of spring. I will have a different theme each week through the middle of March. Join right in by making a post on your blog fitting the theme. You may copy the theme image for Wildflowers in Winter onto your blog entry, and link back to this blog so others will know where to look for more information. Then come back to my blog and enter your information in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page, so we can all see your post. Late entries will be accepted up to March 12. My daughter wants me to make sure and let you know that children can participate not only in the children’s art contest, but in all aspects of the Wildflowers in Winter Theme, if they have the photographs or skill to do so, and thus be entered in the drawing.

Please do spread the word so your friends can also enjoy Wildflowers in Winter. I would love to see lots of entries. It will brighten up my gray winter days.

The theme for January 16 – 22 is: Your favorite wildflower photo from your files.   Here is my favorite photo:

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Fresh picked wildflowers being offered to me by the cutest elderly Italian man in Assisi, Italy April, 2007.

Spread the word about Wildflowers in Winter as we all anticipate Spring!