Come and gone

Summer made an appearance while I was in Santa Fe. It was spring before I left (only a few hyacinths blooming), and it’s spring again, but in the interim there was a heatwave in Montreal, with temperatures exceeding 30°C on some days. Tulips and daffodils bloomed without me, and now I am left with shrivelling stalks waiting to be pruned. Fortunately my favourite early perennials are still here for me to enjoy — lilies-of-the-valley, bleeding hearts and forget-me-nots. I have a whole sketchbook of Santa Fe scenes to post, but that can wait. If it gets warmer again, these flowers will be gone too. Sketched in a Handbook Watercolour Journal, 9″ x 12″.

13 Comments on “Come and gone”

  1. Donna says:

    Just beautiful!!! As usual


  2. Bernadette says:

    Absolutely lovely!


  3. Pamela Jeffrey says:

    I enjoy your posts Shari and your wonderful paintings. I live in Winnipeg ( born and raised in Montreal, then on the west coast for years) the bleeding hearts in the courtyard of my condo are just starting to come up!


  4. Jane Guest says:

    Lovely and soft🪴🖼
    Glad yr trip was a success 👩‍🎨


  5. Denise says:

    This takes my breath away!


  6. Love the combination of colors and the design of the bouquet from your garden!


  7. Alison Hall says:

    You missed a really weird spring! At least you had these lovely blooms to come home to.


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