Friday, February 16, 2018

Brownie Fae and the Swallow -Paint Party Friday

Here is one of the wee folk who love to hang out in my garden in the Springtime. He reminds me of my son when he was young.

Here in the Pacific Northwest it has been unseasonably warm all winter--and though I have missed the snow, I have enjoyed the spring-like weather.  However, I believe this little Brownie fae is going to need a tiny feather coat for the cold weather that's coming next week.

Starting Monday, arctic air will chill the spring flowers which have begun their blossoming.  The weather guys are even predicting snow to the valley floor.  My Grandfather used to call this type of weather event a "false Spring." 

Grandpa was born April 1st and would have been 120 years old this Spring.  I miss him--and am grateful for the friendship we shared.  He taught me folk wisdom--imaginative ideas and old fashioned gardening know-how and other such things I still use to this day.  He is a part of me and always will be. 

Thank you for dropping by today!  May God bless you with sparkles of joy and laughter today.


SLScheibe said...

Oh so adorable! This reminds me of childhood book illustrations from my youth. Love it!

Linda Kunsman said...

such a sweet and joyful wee one. Wonderful illustration Beth, and lovely memories too. We just had 65 F and now they're calling for snow and cold over the weekend! Poor budding flowers don't know what season it is... happy PPF and have a great weekend too.

Faye said...

Beautiful illustration, Beth. Yes, the last few days have been springlike, but this weekend is supposed to be cold rain for us and maybe snow further up the east coast. I have daffodils up and ready to bloom. Nothing else has shown its head yet. Even the dogwood trees still look like winter. Have a wonderful weekend - and bundle up!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, this is so sweet Beth! I love all the details.
Hard to imagine spring yet, around here. While you will get the chill, we have predictions of 40 mph winds, 6-14" of snow and cold! Wahoo winter.

Wishing you a lovely storm.

Christine said...

lovely work!

Jan said...

Beautiful art and a lovely tribute to your grandfather!

My grandfather was born o April 1st also and like you and your grandfather...we were always together, too💝

Happy PPF 🎨

A Colorful World said...

Just lovely!

Ayala Art said...

Your grandpa souns like my grandma... she could read the clouds, know the weather by nature's clues, and anything would grow under her care. Wonderful memories, and lovely art!

Sandee Setliff said...

Superb drawing, so full of delightful details!