Sketching Beauty

These past weeks of early spring I could have been sketching every day, just in my own neighborhood. The flowers and budding trees have been absolutely beautiful! Instead, I sketched once in Vienna (where I visited my sister in early February) and twice here in Lancaster--at the beautiful, elaborate, expensive conservatory of Longwood Gardens and at the far less cultivated Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve.


Longwood Gardens

Shenk's Ferry Preserve

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  • #1

    Eva (Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:54)

    The flowers are so neat -- are those Lenten roses in the last Longwood Gardens picture? ...I really like the trillium, Virginia bluebells, jack-in-the-pulpit....

  • #2

    Hannah (Sunday, 06 May 2018 08:29)

    No, light blue poppies! It was during their "blue festival" of all kinds of blue flowers in one of the main atriums. I may do another post of photos from that day, which will show the poppy color.

  • #3

    Frances (Monday, 07 May 2018 12:41)

    These are so lovely! Do they have a "blue festival" every year? I adore blue flowers - might need to come up and see it next year.

  • #4

    Hannah (Monday, 07 May 2018 12:44)

    Frances, check out the slideshow (may have to click on the dots at the bottom of the initial photo to see the other photos) here: And, yes, please come up and see it with me next year. I think it runs every year from January - March, but I'm not positive.