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Lily Macro - Thank you Brenda! | by linfrye .
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Lily Macro - Thank you Brenda!

9" x 12"

Arches 140#CP


Though my lilies are not yet in bloom, I was inspired by Brenda's lily macro and attempted to create a watercolor version. Thank you so much, Bren, for permission to use your stunning capture -- and more for the inspiration!!! Stop by Brenda's incredible flickr stream for some jaw-dropping viewing!!


Friday was spectacularly sunny and warm, and I worked most of the day in the garden - giving our fruit trees a long-past-due pruning and shaping. I was also able to spray a majority of the weeds before the rains set in in earnest. Thunder, lightning, hail in some parts of our area,tornado warnings -- all yesterday and again today. So instead of working outdoors, I began the reorganization of our upstairs closets and rooms - meaning a thorough spring cleaning and divesting! Unwanted art supplies, books, and all those 'not sure what to do with' items - packed up for donation. In 8 hours, I merely made a small dent - but the arduous task has been started and will continue until I can WALK in the walk-in closets!


After two days of physical activity, I am mighty sore -- a good kind of muscle ache that says I'm finally moving muscles that haven't been used in a while - another good thing. So here's hoping for a couple of days of rain each week for the indoor clean-up and some sunshiney days for the outdoor clean-up ... and who knows, by the time I'm finished, I may be able to see my own lilies blooming!


Have a great Sunday!

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Taken on March 18, 2012