Things that also make me feel warm and fuzzy and cozy when it's cold outside are nicely packaged parcels which unexpectedly arrive in the day's mail. My good Amiga Gloria sent me these amazing art frames!
And all the way from California too!
To wit: colorful art prints from her own paintings create a most
unique multi-media collage on sturdy wood frames. The lady has talent!
It's funny, but when you see artwork on web pages, it's hard to get a sense of the artistic effort and beauty as clearly as when you can see it up close and personal. Wish I could be as creative and talented as she is with paint and brushes. Believe me, I've tried. She does inspire me to try again, though. Her paintings "Gisela" and "Pink Cheeks" are sure to be treasured by me. But my all time favorite is "Woman with Earrings" from her 'Woman of the Eyebrow Series'. I love those earrings! I like this artwork which has a 'Frida Kahlo' touch. Thank you so much Gloria! I know we'll be seeing more of Gloria's new artwork soon. In fact, I did
stop by her site earlier, and she has some new artwork up that I hadn't seen before.
These are just some pictures of the garden on that day I mentioned before. It's pretty much dormant, except for the greenery here and there. This is our comet fish pond. I love their color! Very much like the tangerine fruit from our tree.
The rose garden is bedded down for the season also. Roses were pruned and heavily mulched beforehand.
Wish the camera lenses could have captured all the birdies having a field day at this bird feeder. They're there, unseen in the photo, though. They blend in with the branches and foliage. It was sunflower seeds destined for the cardinals, but as always, the common 'pulguientos' or house wrens always get first dibs.
This is the Season for citrus fruit, though. Our tangerine tree usually produces some of the sweetest most succulent fruit. This year, however, like the Mexican lime tree, it only produced a handful. Very sweet fruit though!