Hey Friends, A post about what's been going on here in SW Va. It is spring, glorious spring time, here in the beautiful mountains of the Roanoke-Salem Valley.
This beautiful, noisy peacock is up for auction in EBAY. click there.
Yesterday I went with my group the DLP's to the beautiful arboretum at our local community College. Virginia Western Community College. This is a beautiful, well maintained garden of unusual trees that create a canopy for all the shade loving plants. You will find many. Everything has a name tag so you can find them for your garden. The photo above is poor quality but you get the idea of what I painted. The blooms just didn't show up at all.
After the arboretum and lunch, I went to the Little Gallery at Smith Mountain Lake to exchange artwork. I'll show what I took later because I want you to see these silly, cute cows.
I was headed home through Hardy, Va. to avoid the Windy Gap Mtn. (my car is being a pickle). When I saw a glimpse of these black and white cuties, I slammed on the brakes and turned around.
This is how I found them. It appeared to be their private little campground minus tents.
They stayed on the ground for maybe 2 minutes but their nosiness got the best of them. They ventured this close and stood there until I left. HOW I wished I had a flute or bango. Next time I go that way I'll need to remember music and apples for these sweet faces.
I'm dying to paint them but I must get ready for a big day tomorrow. The www.BlueRidgeLandConservancy.org is sponsoring a plein-air paint out at Pleasant Grove Farm in Botetourt County tomorrow from 9 to 4.
Mrs. Whitney Feldman has graciously opened her farm for us to use.
Linda and I are hoping for nice weather and anticipate a lot of fun. I'll let you know tomorrow night.