Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Art Giveaway

Debbie is having a give away. What she wants from each participant is to post as many photos as you want on your blog, she will pick the winning photo, paint that photo and the completed painting will be the prize of the winner. You have until August 21st to participate. A more detailed rules are at the end of this post.


Last summer me and my friend Judy, who is an avid gardener were into lilies. We bought dozens of Asiatic, Oriental and Day lilies and split it among ourselves. I was looking forward to a display of radiant blooms this summer but because I didn't know that deer love lilies; my poor Asiatic and Oriental lilies did not even have a chance to show off their beauties nor their fragrance. A family of deer ate them as they were peeking through the ground. They did not bother though the day lilies, of which I am thankful. Pictured above is one of them. I clicked to enlarge and just noticed that a Japanese beetle was on the petal ... darn! I've been trying to get rid of them by drowning them in soapy water. Luckily, they're dwindling every year.


This one is a Rose of Sharon. The petals are pristine white, which I love. It was given to me by my family three years ago, on Mother's Day.


Poppies! I love poppies specially when they are planted in groups like this one.


Another sign of spring is the Forsythia bush. Their bright yellow brilliance just brighten up the day. Ohh, I love the sound of that! lol Mine needs a lot of trimming though. We used to have only three bushes but because of Forsythia's nature, (the branch will root if it touches the ground) it's been growing wider and wider every year. I'm pretty sure this is hard to draw (too busy) but I'm sharing it anyway. :)


My Hibiscus ... I posted this on my other blog before. How on earth did a solid peach color bloom turned out to be bi-color! Beats me. lol See the story here.
You have to click the older posts, scroll down to the end of the page to see it ... if you're interested, no pressure here. lol


I love this Day Lily! It's elegant looking with its flattering double peach color petals; wish I could use them as cut flowers but being a day lily as they are, the bloom is only good for one day. Anyway, wish me luck! lol I hope Debbie pick one of my photos.

For additional info go here.
It's outdated but rules still apply to this date.

19 comments:

Debbie said...

Thank you for joining. You have some lovely photos.

Becky said...

Hi Nance,

I only added the Rosemary Cookie recipe after you asked me about it.
Thanks, it got me to get up and find that recipe and post it!

I am totally enjoying your blog.

Mari said...

Wow, a painting for a give away? That would be nice to have another free painting. Hmmm, let me see if I can find my pictures. If I do I might still make it till the deadline.

This reminds me, I'm joining the virtual sketch, and the posting of the subject will be on the 22nd. Better prepare myself for this one. There are a lot of pros out there who are joining. Oops, I guess, I've been blabbering here on your comment box.

Hi hi hi...

dodong flores said...

Hi, Nance!
Love photos of flowers out there...
I see you love flowers and I love them too. The problem with me is living in the city with limit space for gardening prohibits me to raise flowers of my own. Maybe on my retirement, I may be able to focus on the things I love doing...

Nance said...

Hi Deb,
You're welcome. I did not have a lot of nice photos stored ... but it's the fun of joining that matters, right?

Nance said...

Hi becky,
... and I felt guilty of missing it! just kidding!

Nance said...

Hello there dudette!
A virtual sketch? I can't wait to see yours. I've seen your sketches and you have a lot of good ones, yours are as good as the pros. Good luck, I'm rooting for you!

Nance said...

Hi dodong,
Nice to see you again. Try growing flowering plants in containers. Lot of times we say to wait until retirement, but I've seen retired people who are busier than when they were working ... :)

ghee said...

you really live in a flowery world,Nance..no wonder your life is colorful din ;)

too bad,late na ako sa contest,lol...

i will learn how to grow flowers next year talaga..right now,im out of season...tapos na....

thanx always,Nance!
ghee

caryn said...

wow, that sounds like a great contest ;-) i would have wanted to join, but the deadline sadly is up ;-(

Pepe said...

It's also getting a bit colourful nowadays here in australia Nance, it's the third day of spring ang all you can see around sydney right now are flowering wattle trees with their bright to deep yellow petals that looks so relaxing....! And you may be wondering why australian trademark colours in any game events are yellow and green, well that's probably because of the abundance of wattle trees and flowers down here....! =D

nini said...

now i know what it's called: forsythia bush! hope to remember this name. we have two 2 yr old bushes that keep on growing at the mercy of the automatic sprinkler!

nanz, sorry, been so bz lately.

luv u,

nin

ghee said...

Spring is in the air na?here,we have lots of rain this year,and today,its so hot again. :)

have a great week ahead of you,Nance!!

ghee

NONA said...

This is interesting nance, I would love to join but...anyway, I still have time. August next year?
I love your photos here, ang galing ng Hibiscus! How did it came up with peach color? I also read your other old post esp with yummy cookies, hehe.
I never knew that yellow flowers is Forsythia, it bloomed here last spring season. It's bright and very lively. Hay...I would stop here, baka ang comment ko ay maging post na lol!

Pepe said...

Okay lang ako Nance, ikaw kumusta ka na....? Oi, this is a great idea, mabisita nga ang site.... Pasensya na hindi ako masyadong nadalaw kasi busy masyado sa work.... =D

REDLAN said...

Do you have a garden? I love taking pictures of flowers too but I don't have a flower garden. huhu

Nance said...

Hi redlan,
Yes, i do ... have a garden. lotsa of 'em! :) when you have time some of them are on my older posts on my other blog here
thanks for your visit!

REDLAN said...

That's great! I would love to see more flowers on your garden. TC!

ev said...

lovely flowers esp. the lily and peach is my favorite color!:)

i hope i can avail a painting give away...esp. coming from you and Mari..kaya lang ang layo nyo..hehe!