Charleston Photo: Gardenias… the party is almost over!

When the gardenias start to bloom in Charleston, SC there is the most fabulous aroma that drifts through the air… usually during that time we are able to have our windows open, which is an added bonus for sure! The gardenias are on their way out… We’ve enjoyed them so much and look forward to them again next year! Thankfully, now the hydrangeas are in full bloom… woot woot! Need to go grab that mason jar… makes a nice little vase!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Featured Artist… Mary Sheehan Winn!

“Gardenias” by Mary Sheehan Winn

Gardenias make me smile. When Reginald (our 14.5 year old Jack Russell) went to the “Rainbow Bridge”, a friend sent a gardenia plant. With each blossom we had happy thoughts of Reggie. It lived for a while in the house and then started to look stressed. We wanted that plant to continue to produce those gardenias year after year so we planted it outside and crossed our fingers… it lived! It produces flowers every spring… since that time we’ve planted several more. A bloom or two can make the house smell intoxicating. A sure sign of spring and happy days. Our gardenias are full of buds, so soon they will be blooming like no one’s business! This sweet painting makes me happy… A great job by artist Mary Sheehan Winn, an artist from Massachusetts.

Another favorite… you can feel the sheer happiness of this dog! I love it!

“Joy” by Mary Sheehan Winn

Mary is a member of the GIRLS JUST WANNA PAINT group (image from their website). They have  a great blog with a monthly topic which they all paint in their own way. I urge you to take a minute to check it out, great job by all of them!

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Standing left to right: Sally Dean Mello, Kelley MacDonald, Tori Brega, Jeannie MacFarland, Mary Sheehan Winn, Joan Brancale, Paula Villanova. Seated left to right: Bonnie Hobbs, Lisa Daria Kennedy, Page Railsback, Nancy Colella.
Check out their blogs if you get a chance, and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!