Saturday, April 06, 2013

Maxfield Parrish skies...

A gorgeous day with beautiful picture-perfect

  




I've never seen this Parrish print/ad, but I love it.
It makes me anxious for gardening.
I just finished reading All New Square Foot Gardening and now I'm antsy to dig in the dirt.  It's far too early yet to put anything in the ground, but I wouldn't mind stirring up a batch of Mel's Mix garden soil and shovel it into my raised bed garden boxes.  
Soon.

We had a trickle of rain last night.
Oh, the blessed smell of rain melding into the earth.
Thank you, God.

14 comments:

  1. It poured here. Kelly and I stood on the porch and enjoyed the scent and sound. I also read the square foot gardening and am dying to get planting. I did start some tomatoes and melons indoors. They are already up.

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  2. I was in your area today and I commented on how those clouds looked.
    Catherine

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  3. Very beautiful, Jody! I love that you've put one photo as your banner -- a puffy spring sky is such a hopeful thing. I'd never heard of Maxfield Parrish until recently, when I was reading more journals of MFK Fisher, a wonderful writer. Her husband was Dillwyn Parrish, Maxfield's cousin.

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  4. My mother is a huge Maxfield Parrish fan. Although, she prefers his nudes LOL!

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  5. Lovely clouds! So many are ready for a good blast of Spring...

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  6. I would have never noticed that until you said so, I have a couple of old Maxfield Parrish books that he did the illustrations I never noticed the skies until you said that.
    They just look beautiful.

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  7. Just beautiful. I imaging w/ all the land you have and no one else around you have some amazing vistas!!! Clarice

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  8. Lovely! I just learned about keyhole gardening. Have you heard of it? Apparently one of my neighbors is doing it. I'm not sure I totally understand yet, but I do like the name! :)

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  9. We're getting anxious to get in the dirt too - we'll be taking a trip to the seed store this week and hopefully won't spend too much! It's so hard to resist!

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  10. Excellent skies! Wow!
    I have the gardening itch like you do. Guess what? Snow storm coming tonight. I'm hoping for a snow day!

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  11. Lovely layout and juxtaposition of your skies and Parrish's art. Your post makes me say, "Isn't life grand?!"

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  12. Beautiful clouds Jody, we have either dense gray or a sky full of aeroplane trails ;)
    The book looks very interesting, thanks for the link

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  13. Wow! I never knew that there was a name for those kind of skies. We get clouds like that here often too. I love that last image too. What a talented artist.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  14. Maxfield Parrish is my favorite painter. I have a board dedicated to his art on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dcbailey/my-favorite-painter-maxfield-parrish/

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