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More sunshine and warmth – beginning with a sunflower…..

Although today’s weather looks a little more promising….I thought I would continue with the sunshine and warmth theme……and what better way to express this than with a sunflower. 



along with two more sketches from Monet’s garden at Giverney…

The lily pond – watercolour


Lily pond – watercolour/gouache


And a colourful magical hummingbird. 


A Bientôt

Some Sunshine

I hope these two images, the sunflower and the magical hummingbirds, bring a sense of sunshine and hope to those who are suffering from a long, snowy, cold winter, as well as those  living in more moderate climes who simply need a lift.



Yesterday, I had my weekly Skype conversation with my daughter.    Christie lives in Cambridge, Boston and said that it’s beginning to feel like there has been snow on the ground for ever.

It’s hard to tell because of drifting and mountains of snow from the constant ploughing, but there are still several feet of snow on the ground…..along with freezing temperatures and wind.

And so, here are some Magical Hummingbirds surrounded by the flora and fauna of summer. Spring really is just around the corner…..


A bientôt