Thursday, March 03, 2011
The Arboretum has become a daily source of eye-candy as spring's warming weather and longer daylight hours deepen the season.
Our forsythia, found throughout the property, seem to herald the Spring and brighten each garden they adorn. I painted a mere sprig of the lush shrub, focusing a bit more (though loosely) on those 'yellow bells' as they're called here in the south.
Yellow seems to be the color this week as daffodils and dandelions join the flower parade. And though our mornings tend to require a jacket, by afternoon, we are walking around with sweaters.
We're still being cautious about planting our vegetables, though. Our region of North Carolina has been known to experience a freeze, ice and snow in April ... but for now - we are relishing each and every blossom -- and the chance to leave our coats in the closet!
Have a great day!