Saturday, June 26, 2010

Welcome back, my lovelies.

These are the promises that greeted me on the morning of the longest day of the year.   We've had a lot of rain this year and many days of grey, sunless gloom. 
Then, there were two or three days of glorious sunshine, just in time for Solstice.  The perennials took that as a sign and wasted no time putting up buds. This is what, as gardeners, wait all winter for.  The perennials always know when to send up their buds as a solemn promise that summer really is on its way.

These superstars are (from left to right) Japanese Daisy, Siberian Daisy, and the always lovely and graceful day lillies.  Welcome back!
Pen and watercolor pencils in my lovely new little Pentallic Nature Sketch sketchbook.  The paper is divine and takes water really well.  I like it a lot.


Ann said...

These are so pretty! The solstice slipped right by me this year due to traveling. I really felt I'd missed something by not observing it. So glad you had a sunny solstice to celebrate!

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Oh thats always a welcoming sight : ) neat little drawings.

Alex said...

They are very sweet! I love the colors and how nice it is to be greeted by such precious things in the morning =)

Unknown said...

What a celebratory sketch! Wonderful page! And thanks for the info on the sketchbook; I'll have to check that out!