From My Garden, Two Rainbows

As you might have suspected, I’ve been really busy lately! I haven’t created nearly the amount of garden-inspired art that I wanted to, but I have been carefully tending my garden every evening, giving all the plants plenty of water to help them through this very hot and dry time.

The other day I was spritzing the flox with the hose, and I noticed that the sun was cooperating with the water droplets to create a pretty little rainbow. Luckily I had my phone on me, so I snapped a quick photo at just the right angle.

Rainbow

The second rainbow I discovered in my garden developed in quite a different way.

Since I haven’t had the time to sit and watch and sketch lately, I went out early this morning to take some photos of all the lovely flowers that are in bloom right now. As I was snapping lots of photos, I realized that I probably have flowers blooming in all the colors of the rainbow. I had to search a bit for red & purple, but I found them on the side of the house and in the front yard.

I realize this is going to make for an extra long post, but I think it’ll be worth it. Without further ado, here is rainbow #2!

Hot Pink

Red

Orange

Orange-Yellow

yellow

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Blue

Blue-Violet

Red-Violet

White

Isn’t it pretty?!

These two rainbows are just a couple of the ways my garden inspires me. I’ve been enjoying the quiet time spent outside each evening when I water the flowers. Even if I don’t have the time to draw or paint every day, it’s wonderful to spend time looking at all the plants and noticing how they grow. I’ve got so many ideas brewing, especially after this colorful photo shoot. Now I just need a little spare time!

8 thoughts on “From My Garden, Two Rainbows

  1. I love that you found a rainbow in your garden. I have a blank slate of a yard which is wonderful in that I can make it what I want it to be but I’m also wildly impatient and wish it were all set up now.

  2. Man you and I are SO often thinking about similar things that it’s borderline eerie. I first moved to Portland about three years ago, and I remember telling all my friends back home that there were flowers of every color in my neighborhood. I kept meaning to make a sort of photo-gallery much like this one. Though all the colors are not within one garden usually, so you definitely win the flower-rainbow game.

    I always love how in the spring certain colors assert themselves first. Here it’s the pale purples, pinks and yellows of the bulb flowers, then the dandelions, then slowly the rest start to peep through. It’s such fun to watch the tableau unfold.

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