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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Glimpses of Fall

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by and so very happy that I am back in my studio painting and able to once again share with you the inspirations for my art.  My garden gate is again open for you to come in and rest and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you a few new glimpses of Fall in my garden.

I planted some Fall colors in containers right before my surgery so they would be in bloom around the time I could go back into the garden.  August and September are usually the hot months in Southern California so I picked Fall colors in hearty plants that would do well in the heat, but feel like Fall.  I am lucky to live near the ocean where we get cool ocean breezes at night and the early mornings are cool enough to sit in the garden with a cup of tea.

Bentley, My Studio Assistant, has been eagerly waiting for me to get back in the studio and garden. This is one of my favorite pictures of him in the garden and wanted to re-share it with you!

I love putting seasonal flowers in the old tin sap buckets and hanging it on the back of one of my Adirondack

I get most of the color in my garden by planting containers that can be moved around to follow the sun.  The old blue tool boxes are  wonderful as containers and are moved from one place to another with seasonal flowers.

I like to paint small seasonal  paintings that I can tuck into the garden -my "art in the Garden"  touches!

The wreath with Fall colors adds another glimpse of Fall to the garden.  I can't wait until the Farmers Market gets pumpkins in so I can use them for decorations in the garden.  They last until Thanksgiving at which time I take them to the food bank to be used in preparing Thanksgiving dinners for those in need.

"Fall Bounty"  was inspired by glimpses of Fall at the Flower Market and Farmers Market.

Thank you for stopping by and for being so patient with me when I re-posted old posts, and for all of your prayers, well wishes, cards, and e-mails. 

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

                           "My heart rejoiceth in the Lord."  Hannah's Prayer 1 Samuel 2:1


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am glad that you are doing great and able to be out enjoying your flower gardens again.

Loved the picture of Bentley taking time to smell the flowers!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so glad that you are back blogging. I didn't know that you were having surgery. I hope that everything is good now and that your back into the swing of things.
Your garden is simply stunning and Bentley look like he is checking things.
Welcome back and take care of yourself and don't over do. If you need anything just let me know I can be there in 45 minutes.

Tante Mali said...

So very lovely decorated. With love! I like zinnias! They always make me smile! And Mr. Bentley is wonderful! (As a dog lover I've to say that!)
All my best from Austria and a happy happy time

Art and Sand said...

Everything is lovely and I am so glad that you are able to be posting, planting, and working in the garden.

Lady Jane said...

I missed you were having surgery. Hope all is well. Glad to have you back. Your paintings always perk me up and I love to visit you and Bentley.

Anonymous said...

I could see why that photograph of Bentley smelling the sunflowers would be one of your favorites. Simply warmed my heart instantly.
Love that "Fall Bounty" painting. Gorgeous!
Glad to have you back in blogland, Erin.

PS-My heart rejoices in the Lord too. ;)