Thursday, April 28, 2011

my hawthorn is BLOOMING!

My hawthorn is going to bloom this year!

She has only ever had one flower cluster in its whole life, and she might be around a decade old by now. I was beginning to think it was a freak tree that will never bloom. But look look LOOK! So exciting! She has flowers, many flowers! And it's blooming early too, as hawthorns usually bloom a little later in May. This makes me so happy, my little wish tree will look so pretty this spring. I think the residing faerie is going to be granting my wish this year, see that story here ;) I can tell she is very pleased.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

my people tree : phase one

My "people tree" in progress. These are 2 one year old willows. Hoping for a "person" with long cascading willow-leaf hair.
My husband saw this photo and said the "people tree" ate the kitty! ;)
But, no! .. the kitty is rubbing "people tree's" legs!
I must give this "tree person" a name!

Friday, April 22, 2011

bubbles in the springtime, topiary heads

Bubbles in the onion patch

Mickeys in the garden

Pippin in the willow scratch

Meow beg your pardon?

Mickeys in the sky

Apple blossom scent

Viola winks her eye

Tulip zen event

Pretty awesome heather

Watching sunrise in pajamas

Apple blossom weather

Topiary thinker dramas

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunrise in the mist

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspired by trees

I have always loved trees. Maybe I was originally inspired by my name, Silvia, which means "of the forest" I used to love traipsing through the woods when I was a child, imagining I was some sort of forest creature. I loved the way the sunlight came through the trees in winking rays.

I'm still inspired to play with trees. Here a little kiwi toy enjoys a tree which grows "clouds"

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Trees inspire my art. "Tree Harp" above (see the winking sunrays?) and "Pixie Tree" below.
My art blog has several works inspired by trees: Trees

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I used to enjoy playing Sims, and forests and trees featured in many of my Sims lives. I have put together several photos of Sims and their trees HERE

One of my stories involves an oak-tree spirit named Taranis. You can read this story at either of these sites:
"Taranis" on facebook
Taranis" on the Sims 2 website

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The home of my character, Salix, in Ultima Online, which I played many years ago. Where others made themselves homes with proper walls and roofs, I made Salix a forest of trees to live in.
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I think I will always be that little girl who imagines herself a creature of the forest!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

swallows are back

The swallows are back in Ireland! It's so good to hear their cheerful singing in the sky again!