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August Flowers in a Smoky Garden

Good Morning.   Everyone up? We woke to acrid, throat burning, eye stinging forest fire smoke this morning. Anne Boleyn Rose Actually, we have gotten up to thick smoke most mornings this week.  The Rim Fire is wreaking havoc in Tuolumne county.  So sad, the little historic town of Groveland is now under evacuation. Candy Cane …

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Some Family Time

How is your weekend going?  I started mine out in the garden.  That is a very good thing. I admired my Grandpa Nute rose that just keeps on blooming.  It even greets me as I descend the stairs. The sweet scent of Oriental lilies fills the cool morning air… and makes the garden walk even …

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How to Paint a Rose

How To Paint a Rose, one stroke at a time. Easy step by step tutorial on painting roses.  Learning how to paint a rose is like learning to write, it takes some practice but soon your roses will look beautiful. Want a fun back drop to paint roses on? Try this Mossy Heart Wreath A …

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