2/22/2009

Snowdrops


The last snowman has melted and there are signs of spring in my garden and hedgerows. Snowdrops in wonderful drifts, a welcome sight to lighten the heart.

27 comments:

  1. Oh I do like that, but I am so glad the Snowmen have gone and Spring feels like it is trying hard to come in.

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  2. we've noticed the birds are a bit noisier here the last week or so! The gardening chores will be front and center soon!

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  3. I particularly love the little robin in your illustration! We have robins here in the Pacific Northwest in the US, but they are huge in comparison with the dear little English ones. Our eldest son's name is Robin! I wish I had a bone china mug with a robin on it! An English bird series of mugs by you would be so gorgeous, don't you think?

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  4. I love your illustration of snowdrops, Acorn Moon.

    They are out in swathes here too, and the branches are full of buds of all shapes and sizes.

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  5. Lovely picture acornmoon - I will say it again - I would love to have a jig-saw with that picture on it.
    Yes, snowdrops do gladden the heart don't they - they are in full flow all around here, as are the little yellow species crocus. Spring is not far away. Yippee!

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  6. Lovely as always. The snowdrops are just at their best, the last few days of sunshine has really made them grow.

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  7. Beautiful,is this for a Christmas card?

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  8. I so enjoy your designs! This is beautiful~ I'll enjoy your touch of spring...we're about a month away from first signs. A bit longer for flowers~ "April showers bring May flowers..." :)
    Wonderful piece! Hope you have a fantastic week~ Michelle

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  9. Jane, funny you should say that because I have recently completed a bird series for bone china mugs.
    The sad thing is, the company has gone into administration so I am not sure if they will ever see the light of day!

    Kayla Koo, yes, the illustration was used as a Christmas card.

    Thanks for all your comments, it seems that wherever we live we all look forward to spring to recharge our batteries.

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  10. We are once again united by the sharing of such beauty. Your illustration is so charming.
    Susan

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  11. Sweet drawing! It's 14 freezing degrees here in Ohio this morning. Hard to believe spring is anywhere near!

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  12. Yes Spring Has Sprung - the grass has riz.

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  13. Snowdrops and Bluebells. The British are so fortunate in these magical little flowers! Love your snowman!

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  14. Lovely design, love the snowdrops and the thrush. It was on the local news last night that Hudson and Middleton has been saved in a buy out; so there may be hope for your mugs?

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  15. Oh Valerie this is so beautiful! Love it, love it!

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  16. Just beautiful! I'm so looking forward to spring. :)

    ~ Carolee

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  17. Your illustrations are always captivating! My you have a lovely spring season! xx

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  18. As soon as a flower flowers - that's spring.

    Maybe we will have more snow. (Perhaps?) None the less, the first flowers have flowered and there's no going back on that!

    Lucy

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  19. Yes, they absolutely lighten the heart - as does your work. Wonderful!

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  20. Hi Valerie,

    There's a simple, easy award for you on my blog when you catch a minute, do pop in!

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  21. gorgeous!!
    i love the little birds, too. i've been embroidering snowdrops this week, even though i've not seen any yet. ;)

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  22. This is wonderful Valerie! Very sweet.

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  23. I love the robin and snowdrops. Back when I lived in London, I used to go to Kew to see the masses of snowdrops in bloom--your lovely illustration brings back memories...

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  24. Hello acornmoon...You weren't perchance in Asheville, North Carolina last weekend for the huge Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, were you?
    I sat in on a great lecture about the Arts & Crafts movement in England which focused mostly on William Morris and his house.
    Your illustrations are enchanting!
    It has just snowed in the Deep South and a snowman is perect for the day!

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  25. Snowdrops look at their very best in drifts. Your illustration is lovely. I have seen a pair of thrushes in my garden this year, and I am hoping they will nest? x

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  26. Your work is always so beautiful Valerie. I love the detail of your work and beauty of nature which as an avid gardner I am very much aware of. We just had a fresh snowfall here today, but it would not hold together for snowmen...yours looks like a jolly fellow!

    Gillian

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  27. So sweet and beautiful...and a bit sad for the snowman;)

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