Friday, 31 August 2012

Jubilation - First Day of Spring

It is the official First Day of Spring tomorrow the 1st September in South Africa.  Since moving up to the Highveld 4 years ago I have actually experienced actual seasons and after our harsh winter cold (remember our houses are not built to accommodate the cold - just the heat) it has been miraculous to experience spring with lovely warm, and even sometimes hot, spring days.  The fresh green leaves are sprouting on the trees, my roses are budding and sprouting as you look at them each day and altogether everything is looking green and new.  Although we are still waiting for our first rain of the season that will come soon I am sure and we will be well into our lovely hot and sunny days.

11 comments:

  1. You have captured a sense of the energy of fresh growth. Those dancing leaves are positively vibrating!

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  2. Wonderfully fresh colour and movement!

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  3. Gorgeous piece, lovely fresh colours as Michele says.

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  4. Bursting with freshness. Enjoy your spring as we are enjoying the last blast of summer here in Canada. I am writing this from our cottage sitting and looking at the lake and about to jump in for a swim...

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  5. You can feel the energy of this piece bursting off the page. By contrast we had our first cold night here in NW England - I wasn't happy. Care to share some of your sunshine?

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  6. oo i love this! the beading, quilting,techniques, subject and binding. a great idea - beautifully done. have a great summer.
    'een van die dae in montreal gaan die wit goed begin val.......'

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  7. Refreshing and pretty, and so 'spring-like'. Spring is my favourite season, glad you are experiencing it.

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  8. I love this; the construction, the colours, the beading, all perfect. And I envy you spring; we've had a horribly wet summer here in the UK.

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  9. Beautiful piece, Patricia. Here in the UK yellow is a sign that Spring is on it's way with the arrival of daffodils. That combination of yellow and green is so full of the joys of Spring - love the beading, quilting and embellishment. Hilary

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  10. I like the beading and painting. Your piece really does give a sense of spring bursting forth.

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  11. The colors, the beading, your stitching and painting virtually makes your piece exude the newness of life in the springtime! I especially love the subtle use of white paint to brighten your colors even more!

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