It really is a Wonderful World, isn't it? Oh, how I love that song....by Louis Armstrong or Willie Nelson....makes me tear up every time I hear it. And, to me, nothing says it better than flowers.
So, today, I was looking through some of my photos and thought it would be a good time to show you flowers I photographed while in San Francisco. And, in thinking about those particular flowers, I also thought of some mixed media art pieces I created, you know, back before I lost my sense of direction
workwise. With those in mind, I decided to post not only a piece of that artwork, but some of the photos I took in Scott's neighborhood of Bernal Heights.
As you can see, and as I've said many times...when I see flowers...all kinds of them, I immediately think of French Knots. I'm just an old embroiderer at heart, you know. This piece has an extraordinary amount of them and I loved making each and every one! Also, a lot of Lazy Daisy stitches. The background is painted quilt batting, embroidered, then sewn onto a painted canvas.
Here you can see the embroidery, as well as the painted canvas. I loved making this piece. In fact, made several...all different. And, sold everyone of them...I haven't a one. Maybe someday I'll do more, as I still haven't seen anything quite like them.
I took these photos as my sister and I walked around Scott's cute neighborhood. Down the street and around the corner we went. I'm sure if the neighbors heard us, they may have thought we were crazy...oohing and aahing over every flower we saw. And, there are many there! You'll see more as I go through my photo collection from the trip. Some of these gorgeous flowers seemed to pop right out of the sidewalks! Like this Butterfly Bush. At least, I think that is what this one is called. Just absolutely gorgeous!!!
It was a treat to be on that walk, with my sister, in such a beautiful place.
A close-up! Fantastic!
Coming around the corner, we saw this Morning Glory. And, seeing as how it was morning...so appropriate. And, beautiful!!
Don't you agree?
Here are some sunny and quite beautiful California Poppies. You ought to get a good dose of Vitamin D just looking at them!
And, these gorgeous things....I don't know what they are called, but they are taller than me! And quite wonderful. Look at those leaves....about eighteen inches across. These are growing right by my son's garage.
Now, I have to say...these pink beauties really caught my eye. These were not taken in the neighborhood, but in another part of the city...I actually don't remember where, but I do remember taking this photo from the car as Scott was driving us around. The flowers, which look like roses to me, grew on the tree in little bunches....a "ready-made bouquet" of a sort. Just gorgeous!!
And, here is my sister, admiring this fabulous succulent. I'm not sure of the name, but know it is HUGE, and quite beautiful. See that little one to the right....that one is probably even huge if compared to one growing here. We really did enjoy our walk through the neighborhood. We even went to the top of Bernal Hill....photos of that experience coming in another post.
Yes, truly, it IS a wonderful world....most especially when treated to a week in San Francisco!!
Thank you, again, Scott and Debbie!!!
Until next time,