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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

april ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
I always feel so fortunate that although I live in the city
I am surrounded by water & wildlife ♥
between the trumpet swans and sea gulls there are plenty of lovely white feathers to be found on our walks  & pretty twigs and grapevine branches, leaves that have been covered in snow for months and tiny little heart shaped stones & I love bringing home these found treasures and setting them up on my art table to draw.
~happy april~
 
 
 

22 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I can see you are a collector just like me! I have little boxes filled with all sorts of nature. Little tokens of a special time...lots of children and puppy teeth that unfortunately I mixed up and can't tell apart! lol!

Happy First Day Of April!! Let's hope warm weather is right ahead!

XO,
Jane

Jeanne said...

Beautiful indeed.

April is the Angel of Months.
May it enrich and enchant us all.
Love Jeanne

Country Gal said...

Good that you have wildlife around you being i the city ! I love our country village valley so much beauty and wild life and places to explore . Wonderful work . Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Deb said...

hi jane ~ love that you even save teeth :-)
my grandson started me on the heart shaped stones & now I seem to find them all the time ♥
nice and sunny here today ~ feels like spring. happy april xo

Deb said...

lovely sentiments Jeanne {I think that when I find a white feather} ~ thank you.

Deb said...

hello Elaine ~ your valley sounds lovely ~ have a wonderful week ♥

Gail said...

Hello Deb, thanks for your visit ! love your sketches and I love to bring back bits of leaves and feathers etc from our walks ..the natural world gives such inspiration...Happy April ! Gail x

The Reed Warbler said...

I also enjoy April and all the activity in my little (village) garden and pond. How simple things can make you happy.... just like your beautiful drawings! Happy April , Anita xo

Deb said...

hi gail ~ always love to hear of fellow gatherers :-)happy april ♥

Deb said...

happy april anita ~ thank you for your visit ♥

Julie Marie said...

Happy April Deb and Archer... love all of your little treasures from the trail, especially the feathers... they have special meaning to me as well... catching up on your posts... Tessy had some surgery and I have not done anything but be at her side... your maple days sounds wonderful... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Seawashed Kerrie said...

I feel the same way. I adore nature. Your drawings and paintings are so lovely

Your blog is such a peaceful place. Thank you for your visits to Sea Cottage and kind words.

Deb said...

Julie marie ~ hope tessy is getting better & feeling stronger each day so you can go on your nice long nature walks xo

Deb said...

hello Kerrie ~ thank you for stopping by & your kind words. have a wonderful weekend ♥

Karen said...

Beautiful drawings. I love the little sparrow. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Lynda Naranjo | Simple Things said...

How lovely to see swans on your walks! We have ducks ... and lots of geese. :)

Kerstin said...

Last year I lived in a big city right next to a huge part. As a city girl I loved that! It was so easy to just get on the bike and lost amongst the meadows and trees for hours. I miss that. Such lovely drawings you create xo

Deb said...

hi Lynda, the trumpet swans are a favourite to see on our walks (you can hear them long before spotting them) :-) and at this particular spot the chickadee fly into your hand for seed ... our little grandson adores it here ♥

Deb said...

hello Kerstin ~ having a park beside you to ride your bike is wonderful! I totally understand your love of being "lost amongst the meadows and trees for hours" ~ I must have it also.
thank you for your visit & lovely comment ~ I hope to see you again ♥

Deb said...

hi Karen ~ thank you ♥ hope to see you again soon.

Jen Ham said...

Deb, I just love your artwork! Art truly does save! xoxo Jen

Deb said...

thank you jen!
art truly does ♥