Althea is a new oil painting, 9 inches tall by 12 inches wide. It's not listed for sale just yet, it needs to dry a little more. If you are interested in this painting prior to listing, just let me know!
We have baby chick and ducks!
The order was for 6 "assorted" ducks, so I have no idea what they are, and we have Rhode Island Red chickens. These photos show them at about a week and a half old. They grow so fast it is amazing. Some of the photos are a little fuzzy, these little creatures never stop moving!
This little dark colored duck is my favorite. It looks like he totally got into some serious gel/mousse.
I'll keep you updated on their growth. Ultimately, the ducks will go to Lake Jean.
Lavender is one of my all time favorite herbs. It can withstand our Texas summers, happily make it through our droughts, and enjoys our mild winters. It even likes our poor soil! In my view, it rivals rosemary in the hardy category and blooms beautifully. I try to have different varieties growing so I can enjoy blooms over a long period of time.
My cats love to lay in the cool under it's shade, then they smell so good!
Lavender is grown commercially in the Hill Country and there are several places where you can pick your own bundles of this scented wonder, as well as enjoy many products made from it's flowers.
You know I love the lavender fields at Becker Vineyards. Their website tells of 4 varieties of lavenders planted, blooming in May and June. I've painted the fields many times, both on location and from my photos. They are located between Stonewall and Fredericksburg. Between Fredericksburg and Johnson City you'll find Hummingbird Farms. They have been growing lavender since 2003 on this working farm. Blanco has Hill Country Lavender - Texas' first commercial lavender farm with 2500 lavender plants.
Through June 30th you can enjoy Blanco Lavender Days fair/festival. There will be special lavender events all month, call 830-833-5101.
You can also Pick Your Own Lavender in Bandera through 30th, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call the Lavender Farm at 830-966-5105. The Hill Country is a great place to be!
These are photos taken at Becker's mid April of last year, which would be early in the bloom season.
You'll find my small watercolors and smallest oils in my Etsy store . Work on Etsy is priced from $10.00.
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They decided on the beach.