Friday, December 15, 2017

Blooming on a Windowsill

It's mid-December, my garden is quiet, the plants are covered with snow. I like snowy weather in winter. Some of my garden plants had been transported to the city in September. Now they're growing on a  windowsill until next spring. A few of them are even blooming.

the patio rose rooted cutting



the Fairy rose rooted cutting


It's so nice to see the flowering plants in a grey rainy day. There are patio roses, cineraria maritima, saintpaulia, schlumbergera, pelargonium Royal.

Christmas cactus

Happy Garden Blog Blooming Day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Marvellous Monday: Pumpkin Pancakes

Friday, November 24, 2017

Watercolors by Abe

Some weeks ago I learned the watercolors by Abe Toshiyuki. I loved his paintings very much and today want to introduce you to him. 
Abe Toshiyuki was born in 1959 in Sakata, Japan, received his artistic education at the National University, worked as a teacher of drawing and painting. Abe left teaching in 2008 to concentrate on what was the dream of his life.

In Abe Toshiyuki's hyperrealistic watercolors viewers see love and respect for nature. He said: 'I would say that art is a mirror of the soul of the viewer. I believe that the main task of art is to touch the deepest emotions coming from the heart of the viewer'.

Seeing first time the Abe's paintings I decided that these were photographs of nature. It's not without reason his creation is called hyperrealistic.

In each of Abe's paintings there is the mood of the artist. Looking at them I kind of walked in the misty forest, across the field among the grasses, in the snowy winter.


For his incredible painting the artist has got several prestigious awards. “In my works I focus on the nuances and subtleties of the simple things that surround us”.
                                                 Abe Toshiyuki