Monday, April 25, 2011

Throw Open the Doors.......

The birds are singing, the sun is shining after last nights thunder and rain and the lilacs are in bloom!! I have thrown open the slider in my basement studio and intend to enjoy it all as I work. It is also way beyond time for a good clean up!!!
I am counting on the fabulous fragrance and the wonderful bird song to inspire massive clean up in record time!!! We shall see......... I wish that you could enjoy the fragrance with me!!
Tomorrow I am taking daughter Becca and friend Meagan to the National Zoo in DC. We will be carrying our sketch books and cameras. Daughter has mapped our trail complete with must see exhibits and Metro line changes. The Owls and Big Cats are at the top of the list.
(We got this shot of the owl that visited Grandma's house at Easter!!! He was way up in a very tall pine tree about 50 yards away. Magnificent creature!!! Becca was so very excited! She is a bit nuts for owls right now!!- She thinks that he may be a Spotted Owl.)
I will try to sketch and snap all that inspires!!!
For now, here are some luciouus lilacs and wild Dogwoods and Red Buds to share.
Happy Spring!!
This Spring time in Virginia has been spectacular, I think because of all of the rain. the Red Buds are bursting with brilliant purple and the Wild Dogwoods have been incredible.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oooh, want to smell those lilacs, the forsythia is just coming out here and my daffodils. It is a yellow world, blasted deer.....So cheery. The barn owls have been hooting away during the day her, we think they have a young one. xox corrine

Peggy Beck said...

I just rode through Virginia yesterday and yes, it is just beautiful and full of "Spring". Beautiful pics.

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful photos Elizabeth! I loved viewing them. I've got all the windows open, here, this morning and can also hear the birds :)


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