|Fountain on grounds at Vina de Lestonnac|
|At the top of the hill below the dining hall, |
overlooking the grounds and the dormitory buildings
at Vina de Lestonnac.
|Tsukineko Inks (www.tsukineko.com)|
The classroom is very large and a great place to learn all about whole-cloth painting with Tsukineko inks. I've never used them before, so this has been a new experience for me. The other members of the class are from all walks of life - doctors, TV director, long-arm quilters, just to name a few. They are open, sharing, and terrific artists! It's a very inspiring class!
|Other attendees of Patt Blair's fun retreat.|
Finding inspiration and much laughter from a You-tube video.
|This adult jackrabbit sat |
quietly feeding, until several people
walked by on their way to Mass.
|The baby jackrabbit was skittish and shy. I|
barely got the photo before it hopped
off into the bushes to hide from me.
|The lizard was sunning on top of wall, until |
I disturbed him. Then he started bobbing his head,
telling me I was too close and in his territory.
The roses on the grounds were just beautiful. They had many bushes from one end of the grounds to the other in a variety of colors - red, pink, white, blue, lavender - to name a few. I caught the dew drops still on these pink roses early Sunday morning. Although bushes, included a type of fairy duster. It had bright red dusters growing in the center of a cluster of 4 white petals. (However, you can't see the white petals in this photo.) It was hard to get close enough to get a good close-up of the blossoms.
|Roses still with dew drops Sunday morning at Vina de Lestonnac.|
|Fairy Duster plant.|