Country Woman Paints

a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

Pink Jasmine

Spring’s Pink Jasmine

rosemary and jasmine

Rosemary and jasmine

If you want to learn how to use color, study Mother Nature’s teachings.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy 

is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. 

Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, 

and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; 

and some scarce see Nature at all. 

But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, 

Nature is Imagination itself. 

~William Blake

deer sunset


And the happiest of birthdays to a dear old friend! With much love…

11 thoughts on “Nature’s Crayon Box

  1. SwittersB says:

    Oh my how pretty! Lifts the spirits doesn’t it?


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Thanks lots, Switters. I’m happy it lifted you up. 🙂


  2. Mary says:

    Love your title Linda. Your photographs are exquisite.


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Thanks so much, Mary. It was good to get a post out today, feeling like i’m never here anymore. I’m glad you liked the title! 🙂

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      1. Mary says:

        Check in every once in a while, gives us some of your beautiful scenes and we’ll be thrilled! I was wondering with your Rosemary and Jasmine – do they both flower. We have a rosemary bush and I’ve never seen flowers on it – grows like crazy though.


        1. L'Adelaide says:

          Yes, jasmine is fleeting, unlike star jasmine… i’m not sure which isn’t a true jasmine. to bottle this jasmine’s fragrance would be lovely, it’s fabulous but it’s season is so short then nothing… Just a great big shrubby vine… a mess! Pulled it out last summer because I couldn’t stand what it was keeping house with!

          Rosemary is almost never not in bloom. Here, anyway… Interesting you’ve never seen a flower! I’m shocked and don’t know why that would be unless it’s just the weather there. We’re very dry here and i’ve noticed where it gets less water, there’s less growth, etc. I’ve even killed one that was a different variety, “Tuscan” i think it was, an upright. This is a ground cover but so invasive and snakes love it so this year we pulled it out and will replace it with something a bit more civilized(is that possible?) 🙂

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  3. Linda says:

    Do you realize we’ve been friends for fifty years!!!!


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Yes I certainly do…. amazing isn’t it!? I cannot believe that a lifetime has already gone by in time… here’s to another one or two! 😉


  4. Mel says:

    Wow….I have no one that I’ve even had in my life for 50 years, except for my sister! Lovely photos. And happy birthday to your dear friend.


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Yes, our relationship is very special to have in my life. many changes, many differences in almost all ways and yet, our relationship never really changes. We were just girls when we met, our mothers were best friends, and we’ve been in each other’s lives ever since. And i’m happy to see YOU today Mel. You are missed!


  5. Beautiful photographs! I love all the Jasmine varieties, maybe because I named my daughter Jasmine. 🙂 My favorite is this wonderful little shrub that has jasmine rose blooms on it. Mine blooms 3-4 times a year if I deadhead it like a rose bush. A wonderful fragrance. I found it at a specialty nursery about six years ago. It is supposed to make the most wonderful tea and supposedly expensive tea. I haven’t tried to make it yet, but I do love the blooms, one little bloom will bring a lovely scent to my entire studio for days. Hope you are having a wonderful week!


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