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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Looking for Rose Inspirations

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today we are going have a quick cup of tea and  leave the garden and take a little trip a few miles down the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful Sherman Library and Gardens to look for Rose inspirations.  I am so blessed to be teaching art classes there as part of their "Art in the Garden series" and will be teaching how to paint a simple Rose in September.

The gardens are located a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on 2 and 1/2 acres filled with glorious seasonal plants and flowers, a greenhouse with tropical plants and Orchids, a library , charming gift shop, tea garden and fabulous cafe.

                     Our classes are usually held around the fountain in the beautiful tea gardens.

                The beautiful surroundings are inspirational  for our art in the garden classes.

                                            The Rose gardens are lovely this time of the year.

                              The turtle pond is one of my favorite places - the Otter is adorable.

                                                                   The shade garden.

                           After I returned to my garden I found more Rose inspirations.

                           The classes are open to all levels so I decided to teach how to paint a simple Rose bloom .

                   "It is possible, so far it depends on you, live peaceably with all."  Romans 12:18

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate you visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin


Marlynne said...

What a lovely garden spot! They will love their surroundings and teacher!

Oliva Ohlson said...

So beautiful!!! I don't think I would be able to focus on painting. I would be taking all the beauty in... Love the otter!!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post and what a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing.


quakerhillfarm said...

Lovely surroundings and great inspiration! I wish I lived closer, I would be thrilled to have you teach how to paint a rose! Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

Beautiful flowers, Erin....wish we could grow them that nice here on the plains of West Texas....xpxp

My Cozy Casita said...

Lord has Mercy what a lovely garden and your roses and your garden are so beautiful!!
thank you for sharing this post!!
Have a blessing day

Junkchiccottage said...

So gorgeous. Swooning over all the beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Kosec said...

Well I do say you picked the perfect spot for your inspiration, Erin. Looking good!

Happy painting!

Art and Sand said...

It's all gorgeous and stimulating, but seriously, I need an otter holding the hose in my garden!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Lovely roses! Give Bentley at pat on his head.

Summer said...

These photos are so beautiful ♥