Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April
Pink and purple are the colors to be found around my yard this month. I’m having a great time discovering all the plants in my new yard as they bloom.
My favorite so far is this weeping cherry tree!
You can find more April colors at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142 – You Pick It!
“Spring, spring, spring!” sang the frog. “Spring!” said the ground hog.
“Spring, spring, spring!” said the robin. It was Spring. The leaves burst out. The flowers burst out. And robins burst out of their eggs. It was Spring.Home for a Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown
A walk around the neighborhood revealed the first signs of spring. I love crocuses: not only are they pretty but they are such hopeful flowers. When you see them you know good things are on the way!
You can find more personal picks at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – SPRING
When we moved into our current house, I was thrilled to discover that there were a multitude of bulbs planted in the front garden. Every spring I wait eagerly for the crocuses to pop up and signal the change of season.
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–“in Just-” by e. e. cummings
I have given up growing tulips because it is too much work to keep the deer away, but one year I had great fun tracking their growth. Nothing brings hope so much as new buds and leaves in the spring.
You can find more spring at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
Fan Art Friday: Kawaii Neko
We have another image from the anime girls coloring book this month. This one (once again) reminded me of the title character of Cardcaptor Sakura with the hair and the costume.
The best part about coloring this one: CCS is now on Netflix!! I was able to watch it while coloring this picture. They have the entire two seasons both subbed and dubbed, including some episodes I had never gotten to see before! It’s a really wonderful anime and I encourage you all to check it out.
This definitely seems like a costume that Tomoyo would make for her friend to wearing while capturing Clow Cards. Take a look at some of the real costumes from the show for comparison:
What card do you think Sakura would capture in this costume? Something water/storm related, I think, same as these three examples.
Hope you all enjoy the Independence Day holiday! Check out my strangely patriotic CCS fanart for some celebratory vibes.