". Arranged Words: In the Green

26 May 2020

In the Green


Hi lovely people,


After nearly three months of lock down, it felt lovely to drive to another town, catch the breeze and feel the wind in my hair--sans a convertible.
And O the view. A sight to behold as the earth, once again, clothes herself in the vivid new green of spring.
 

A tanker with places to go.


 Next stop the Iroquois lock.


A lovely old church I happen upon. I adore stone buildings. Such character! I bet the stained glass windows are magnificent. Unfortunately, I couldn't step inside because the churches are still locked down.
Perhaps I will be lucky enough to find it open sometime.


Doors waiting to be opened. 
To me old doors are so inviting and never fail to make me want to turn the handle or lift the latch. What's inside? I have a feeling this church would surprise me.
 
Notice the Solomon's Seal against the stone facade. The only time I've seen it growing outside of the woodlands.




Heady blossoms and sunshine. Perfectly perfect! 

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When I was sifting through my drawings, I came across a wildflower Bloodroot drawing that I drew about two years ago, so I thought I'd paint it.
They are mostly white but a few are a lovely pink.
The season was short this year for the Bloodroot.  They succumbed rather quickly to a frosty spring. 
For those who may not know, if you cut into the root, a red sap greets you. Hence the name.


Be well and stay safe!

'Til next time...

Cultivate Your Dreams!

Linking to Link Parties via my link party page. Do drop in for a visit. Thank you ladies for hosting.

28 comments:

  1. Oh I love your art. So agree...nice to be able to feel the warm sun now. And, seeing the water is always a plus. :)

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    1. We all wait for the glory of spring. It truly is wonderful!
      Thank you!

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  2. Oh, how lovely to be able to get out and enjoy a drive and experience the beauty of the gifts of nature, and lovely and quaint architecture. I too love old doors. They beg one to open them and discover the magic beyond. Your painting of the Bloodroot is pretty. Dixie, have you ever considered publishing a book of your gorgeous drawings. A book filled with your exquisite artwork, together with your prose would be a most wonderful thing. I know I would have to acquire one.

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    1. It felt very good to be out driving to another town. I did keep my distance from everyone of course.
      O my! What an idea. No,I haven't considered publishing a book of drawings,but I do love to draw. So who knows...never say never.
      Thank you, Kim. You are a gem!

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  3. It's so amazing to get out and about after a long time inside. The air looks so fresh and I love the church photos. I love seeing these cherished places still standing and in use.

    Your link is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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    1. Yes, Betty, I felt as free as the breeze for awhile. A fine stabilizer in these times.
      Thank you for hosting!

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  4. I still haven't gone out of the house and today is Day 71! Love the photos you shared.

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    1. Oh my that is a long time to be inside, Veronica Lee.
      I do hope things have calmed down in your region, and that you
      can go out to enjoy things very soon!
      Best Wishes...

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  5. a beautiful old rock church with spring blossoms - the perfect view

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    1. Thank you, Carol.
      Someday soon I will, I hope, be able to pop inside for the bird's eye view.

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  6. Love your Bloodroot picture. When I was in high school and then college science classes I enjoyed working in my illustrated journals so much. The drawings were all pencil in those days. - Margy

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    1. I hope you, once again, have your illustrating journals out, Margy
      You live in a gorgeous area, so I am certain there are wonders to draw.
      Many thanks!

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  7. Feast for my eyes! Beautiful photos. I hope you get to see the inside of the church soon. I am curious about the windows too. I am so glad you found the drawing. Amazing Bloodroot painting, Dixie!

    -Soma

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    1. Oh yes there are places that just call out for a visit, and that particular
      church did it for me.
      Thank you so much, Soma.

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  8. Eyecatcher and some more interesting things... like the wonderful church. I enjoyed reading.

    Stay healthy and well.

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  9. Dixie - I loved this post in every way! I used to drive from Cleveland to Oakville, Ontario on a regular basis, and would cross the Welland Canal. I had never seen the graphic you included - it demonstrates well the dramatic drop that requires these locks.

    I have written often about historic churches, so your photos of this Anglican church resonated with me. In our neck of the woods, we have False Solomon's Seal and Star-Flowered False Solomon's Seal. I ask you - who names these plants?

    Your art is lovely. Thanks so much for joining Mosaic Monday, and sharing such beauty with us!

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    1. The graphic was recently installed. Probably this spring, I think.
      Is your writing on historic churches in book form? If so, I am sure I would enjoy reading it.
      For me, an old church calls on in. They seem to radiate goodness.
      Thank you and thanks for hosting, Angie.

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  10. I lovely post, full of photos, history and nature, what's not to like?
    Happy Mosaic Monday, Maggie @turning the page.

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    1. Your thumbnail picture looks wonderful.
      Thank you, Maggie.

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  11. Again MosaicMonday and here I'm, to read...
    ...I enjoyed your Post - its such a lovely church! And your painting is wonderful.

    Stay healthy. Happy MosaicMonday!

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    1. And thanks again for another visit, Erica Sta.

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  12. Your art is delightful! I'm enjoying looking at your blog to discover more. And I love old buildings and pretty colorful doors! The Spring blooms are special too! Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks for taking a look around. Lavender Dreamer..what a great name!
      Thank you!

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  13. Lovely church and great bloom shots of the trees,flowers, bushes.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade
    visiting from the Mosaic Monday link up

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  14. I love old doors too. I even have an old, weathered one leaning against the wall of my studio.

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    1. Old doors do take on a life of their own.Standing before one, I find myself wondering who may have lifted the latch and walked inside. Given different time frames their clothing must have been of interest, and did they pause to admire the beauty?
      The old door you own sounds like a wonderful addition to your studio, Sharon.
      Best Wishes..

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