Friday, February 13, 2009

Rose Inchy

This week the theme for our inchy is "roses"....... and of course, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so all I've been able to think of besides roses is... you guessed it..... hearts. Hey, why don't you give one a try? check out INCHYBYINCH... ...

I looked for small pics of roses... didn't find any I liked... or that were small enough. Finally I took a pic of a rose of my own .... made it as tiny as I could with photoshop... not knowing what I was doing and it took for blo%^&y ever... and still it would not make things small enough for my plan. So...I cropped it and seeing as I couldn't get "gather ye rosebuds" out of my head.... here it is. A couple of tiny hearts cut from some gold paper, watercolour pencils and gold leaf from a pen finish it off....















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We've been pretty spoiled the past few weeks with balmy temperatures....but, Mother Nature always has twists to toss into the mix ... and besides, we do live very close to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.... winter ain't over yet! Not here..... and not for at least a few months. As a matter of fact, we have had 17 inch snowfalls in May. At least it doesn't last very long at that time of year...but, it does put a damper on early spring hopes....














This morning it was snowing lightly... but now the sun is beginning to peek through, so not much more going to happen there for now... time to go out; show my face to the sun and shovel a bit.... soak up some Vitamin D.....














.... and to say hello to Mr. Bun, who has taken up residence under the big spruce tree in the front yard. Probably it is Mrs. Bun ...and I can look forward to some Baby Buns when it gets warmer. For now he/she is happy there's still plenty of snow for camouflage... (click on the pic to see him)... this is about the only time I wish I had a better zoom... not a justifiable expense for only the occasional distance photo.











Here is one of the little guys from a few summers ago... those are tiny pebbles...about an inch in size.. so you can see how puny he was. He would sit still for hours... waiting for Mom to come back at night to play with him. Poor little guy... it is 'my job' to guard them when I find them. I spend hours out there with my broom and boots at the ready (to throw) in case a dog or big bird comes by... I hate to fire up the loud lawn mower because it must scare the bejeepers out of them. Sometimes they move quite a distance overnight...and I have to search for a while to find out where they are so I can weed or work elsewhere in the garden areas...

10 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Your rose inchie turned out pretty. Hope you don't get bunches of snow or bitter cold temps the rest of your winter. Bet you are looking forward to spring, balmy temps and new born bunnies.

Diana said...

cute inchy! :)

Sandy said...

oh i like your inchy. Still can't figure out how anybody can work on something that small. Enjoyed the photos and no...not snow in May..that would drive me nuts.

MaryO said...

Your snow was lovely, but I wouldn't love it in May, either! Loved seeing the snow bunny. Ours disappear until there's grass in the yard to munch on!

Serena said...

Gorgeous inchy, Vee! The bunny's are so cute and how kind of you to be their protector. That's how Aaron and I are when it comes to the Plover's (bird) breeding season. Kids are the ones we have to protect the plovers from....they get great kicks out of trying to kill the birds and their young. It breaks my heart.

Shashi Nayagam said...

The inchy is lovely. Oh that Bunny looks as though he is made out of snow itself.
Thank you for your compliments on my doll. The doll was needle sculpted. Unfortunately I forgot to take a close up of her before she went to live with someone else.
Loved browsing through all your art work. I love your faces they are beautifully done.

Kerry said...

Pretty inchy, I love anything with roses and that little bunny looks so forlorn, I am glad that you are the bunny protector!!

Jennifer Rose said...

Your inchy is very pretty :D I'd love to live close to the Rocky Mountains, I loved going up there and its just gorgeous

Draffin Bears said...

I love your little Rose inchy Vee.
The snow is pretty but you will be looking forward to warmer weather.

Cute bunny too.

Have a happy Valentine's Day and
weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Gez said...

WOW.... fantastic inchy. Looks brilliant!
Awe, what a cute bun bun.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gez. xx