Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Volunteers & Visitors

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved. 
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"Volunteers by the Wall"
pen & ink w/watercolors, in Moleskine sketchbook
May, 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

I don't know how the seeds of these orange poppies found their way into my garden. Since a lot of the garden is full of 'happy surprises' which we didn't plant, these lovely little poppies are welcomed to stay.  The orange poppies seem to like the tiny space between the brick wall and the patio ground, so we're not moving them. :o) We have some large purple poppies that have 'volunteered' too, but they aren't blooming yet. I think next month the purple poppies will be in full bloom. 

We also have some welcomed 'visitors' to our garden ....
A bumble bee, with a very heavy load of pollen on its leg, enjoying one of our pansies.
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
"Bumble on a Pansy"
May, 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

A swan couple paid us a visit. They probably have a nest, not too far away, at the end of our canal.
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.
"Mr. & Mrs. Swan"
May, 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

It's been many years since we've had swans in the canal. It's really nice to see them again. :o)




tot ziens,
Judy
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4 comments:

Yorky said...

Beautiful poppy sjetch Judy. Lovely photos too.

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks,Doug.
:o)

Charne aka Meisie said...

Beautiful sketch! As always ;) I like the violette drops pen sketch too...and I'm making you radish salad for dinner ;-) always a winner! Have a wonderful spring/summer

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks, Charne! Just saw the comment from you. We're currently in France ; enjoying some beautiful weather. (Auke says "hoi!")

:) LOL! Happy to know that you enjoy that radish salad!!

xxxxooo
Judy

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