4/07/2009

Cowslips


I hope no one is offended by my offering for April, I have been told that the language that Shakespeare used is not altogether “proper” for today’s readers, but it is Shakespeare and I for one am not going to attempt to change his words.

Today, whilst walking Ted, I saw my first cowslip of the year, lots of primroses and joy of joys, a red tailed queen bumblebee! And did I have my camera at the ready? No, our eldest son has taken it with him on holiday to America. Ah well….

If you click on the image you will see more detail.

20 comments:

  1. So pretty Valerie!
    Cowslips are one of my favourites.
    We used to as children suck cowslips and primroses! :)
    Happy Easter!

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  2. Lovely picture -- Very quilterly in its layout with the four corner "blocks" and the pretty "borders" around the central motif!!

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  3. So very lovely! And you know I adore Shakespeare.

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  4. I love this one, Valerie - the colours, the flowers, the little rabbit and of course, the wonderful words of Shakespeare:)

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  5. Lovely, really lovely - just right for Spring.

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  6. The flowers are spangling the verges here too – Cowslips and Lesser Stitchwort, Ground Ivy and Red Dead-nettle, Speedwell and Windflowers... and the Bluebells are nearly out in the woods.

    Your illustrations is so detailed and beautiful.

    Celia

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  7. Hello Love you card with the wee bunnie amongst the flowers. Lovely Spring piece of art. Hugs Judy

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  8. SWEET! Must be the season for painting eggs and critters in eggs~ Saw a Martha Stewart magazine cover with silhouette eggs...was inspired & have a huge collection of designs now! Yours is absolutely dear!!! I remember Cowslips in the fields...the cattle would weave through them, not trampling or eating them.
    Thanks for showing your design!
    Hope your day is wonderful...
    Michelle

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  9. I love the way you capture the time of year, yellows just right for now.
    I planted five cowslips in my garden last week, they used to be rare and expensive to buy, now seem to be plentiful.

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  10. I have seen a red-tailed bumble bee in my garden this year too, infact I also found a dead one, such a shame. I love cowslips, my dad's grass is full of them at this time of year. Beautiful, pretty illustration as always. x

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  11. How could I possibly be offended?? Such a beautiful drawing, and the words of Shakespeare always delight1

    Thanks so much for your sweet birthday wishes. I had a lovely day!

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  12. Valerie, you do such beautiful work. This one is no exception. I love your soft, delicate watercolors!

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  13. Hi Valerie,
    I love your quote!
    Just wanted to tell you that when I bought your beautiful little alphabet book, you sent me a nice card print called "Bunny Family," and I just mailed it off to my adorable grandson for his first Easter! Happy Easter to you, too!
    Olivia

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  14. Just gorgeous, and what a wonderful quote! (as if Shakespeare ever be improper)...

    ~ Carolee

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  15. Hi from Italy. I'm fallen in love with your illustrations and paintings full of amazing details. I have added you in my blog list and, if you wish, we could exchange our links. Have a wonderful Easter. Eli

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  16. Shakespeare..and your lovely drawing..beautiful..

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  17. Lovely Blog..:) BTW I have started a new blog dedicated to my sketch work — Art on Sketchbook

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  18. It's a beautiful card. Cowslips are one of my very favourite flowers.
    Thankyou for your warm wishes on my blog.
    My notebook arrived (thank you :o) and it is very sweet, I also loved the bunny card that you sent with it. I would like to show them on my blog, I think your work is very lovely.
    xx
    sumea

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  19. How delightful. So very light and pretty with an elegant movement to it. I LOVE your work!

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