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Monday, March 28, 2011

Springtime

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Springtime is the theme this time at Creative Tuesdays!
This little English Robin is using a daffodil as an umbrella!
Rain and daffodils are the essence of springtime and the
month of March in Ohio. Although we had a bit of snow that
wilted the daffodils already! And that is very typical, too!
It's spring in name only. We're still wearing our coats and gloves!

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"Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,

and takes the winds of March with beauty!"

William Shakespeare

52 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a pretty "busy" picture! It's been cold here, too. So much for the start of spring. I heard a deejay talking about the short winter prophesied by the groundhog, and thought, "That's what you get for trusting an over-sized rodent for meteorological info!"

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  2. Busy? Hmmm. Is that good or bad? Are the colors too bright?Put your shades on Silver, if it's too much for you. lol ;)

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  3. The cat zoomed right in on the bird
    Wouldn't I like to turn that into a hmmm errr turd
    While that is what it would become
    No I'm not going to say as it comes out my bum
    Oh damn I guess I did
    We'll blame that on the stupid kid
    So the cat gets away scott free
    While Pat you can chase and cause to flee
    You blinded the fox
    Oops look you made him lose is socks
    hahaha I'm not going to forget that now
    As I continue to wow
    So off I go to play a game
    As I am a cat with a different name

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  4. Well, Cat...I knew you liked chicken
    But it makes sense all birds make your chops go a-lickin'

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  5. Yes I eat chicken almost every day
    pretty much the exact same way
    As said I eat the same thing over and over
    I'm not a pig like rover
    But damn you did it once more
    While I'm here you were at my door
    This is becoming a common thing
    And good luck finding Silver Fox a fling

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  6. A beautiful Spring drawing, and the English Robin is my favorite little bird !
    Such a talented and imaginative lady Betsy.
    ~Jo

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  7. Oh this is so Sweet. A little birdy and his umbrella. Howadorable for spring! Yes, we have had rain and a few snow showers on our daffodils, too. Yours are so very colorful! just perfect!

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  8. Very pretty picture. I hope that is a warm rain. I am looking forward to daffodils!

    Were are still freezing here. The snow is evaporating in the wind, I think, because it hasn't been warm enough to melt. The sun, in spite of the temperatures, has been gorgeous.

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  9. Martha ~ we're having that beautiful sun too with frigid winds. The daffodils are shriveled and frozen but the grass is a bit greener! Still, we aren't getting out of the 30's during the day. Brrr!

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  10. aww...this is lovely betsy...love that the little bird is staying dry under the flower...

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  11. What a sweet robin underneath that flower.

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  12. Love your lovely picture...oh how I love daffodils...and WARM rain! It shouldn't be long now huh?

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  13. It was meant as a compliment! Just sayin'.

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  14. You have captured Spring, with the colors and theme. And it has a sense of humor. Great picture!

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  15. Betsy, you would be excellent as an illustrator of children's books.;)
    Lovely spring drawing.;)
    xoxo

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  16. Yes, Betsy, the daffs are out over here as well. We are due some rain later this week, but at the moment it is gloriously sunny. Lovely Spring picture.

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  17. HEY! I saw my third robin o' th' season...wearing a parka~LOL! We had warmer days in February!

    diggin' the new header pic ;)

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  18. Yes! We got some snow too! And the March winds are strong and so cold!! Brrrr.....!!!! Hats, coats and gloves here too!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  19. Yes, it's a cold spring Betsy. Love your spring drawing, I noticed your daffodils wilting already. Nice touch to add the raindrops.

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  20. I love that your little pictures have "back stories".

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  21. SueAnn ~ then you know exactly how I feel! Next month it will feel more like spring, right?

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  22. Love the picture-It's 39 degrees here. I think its blueberry winter or something so I'll look at your pic and look forward to what's coming!!!

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  23. How sweet! You know, that's nearly the picture I saw yesterday when I stepped off my porch. There was a sweet little robin hiding from the rain/snow mix under one of our hedges.

    Great job as usual, Betsy!

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  24. Birdie ~ oh how cool that I drew yesterday what you saw yesterday! :)

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  25. Love the bright and cheery colors in this one. My daffodils will be blooming by weeks end!

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  26. Jill ~ how is it that mine are done and yours haven't bloomed? The cold temps got mine...they were so short-lived!

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  27. So Pretty!
    This is the first year in a few that snow has not fallen on my jonquils.

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  28. Just darling...so Springtime, with daffodils, and raindrops...and that little bird. Betsy love how your precious birds are always a perfect touch to your creations.

    I don't think it's too busy!!!!

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  29. I love this! The colors so cheerful and beautiful. Sorry that you guys are still getting snow. We are too, but no way would our flowers attempt to peek out this early.

    Have a wonderful week, Betsy.

    Kathy

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  30. I always enjoy seeing your Creative Tuesday entry. Great drawing that you have there. Yes our daffodils usually take a hit of snow and ice to ruin them for spring.

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  31. I see where the boys get their love of art...very creative Betsy. You've quite an eye for detail. A very cheery picture.

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  32. yes, there really isn't such a thing as spring here in the midwest.

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  33. You are so talented at drawing! Your pictures are delightful.

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  34. It is perfect. I am guessing there will be many daffodils on show on CT this theme. Good job.
    QMM

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  35. Wonderful piece Betsy! I love the daffodils with the baby robin. All strong images of Spring for me!

    We are a long way from all of these harbingers of Spring it seems though some people have seen robins locally, I haven't. (Note to self .... Patience!)

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  36. SO CUTE! And I love the saying by Shakespeare, that is very true! :-)

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  37. I love it!!! looks amazing and the header on your blog is so so adorable too!!!

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  38. I love the bold use of colors on this. And the little birdie... all tucked away. :-)

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  39. My fave bird too! Love it of course. Beautiful and cheery and darling too with the Robin taking cover as such. Here, we've had no rain or snow. So dry. I love how in some place (like England) daffodils last so long. Here' they come up for a bout a week or two then leave. I don't beleive I've seen any yet.

    Anyway, GREAT drawing. must have taken you ages. thank you for doing this Betsy.

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  40. Absolutely beautiful drawing!

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  41. Holy Crow! That is amazng!!! I love it, it is so true. It looks like you took a picture!
    xxDaniella

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  42. Wow... awesome piece!! I love the little robin and his daffodil brellie! Great quote as well.

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  43. what a beautiful and colourful umbrella..lovely :)

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  44. what a beautiful and colourful umbrella..lovely :)

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  45. Lovely, as always. I was betting there would be a cute bird in your CT work, and you did not disappoing. Beautiful daffodils.

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  46. Thanks, Janice. :) The theme made it really easy to work a bird into the picture!

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  47. I had to look up English Robin....it looks similar to a bluebird. I love your all of your artwork, but this one is a favorite!

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  48. SO many comments already! But for what it's worth i love your piece too. The daffodils are really realistic and the Robin is so cute!

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  49. Thanks, Anita! I love their little round bodies! I think they are so adorable...too bad we don't have any here, you know? I'd love to see them out my window!

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  50. I think it is so adorably clever that the daffodil is acting as an umbrella... fabulous :)

    xo
    Kristin

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