A nostalgic walk in my old neighborhood in southern California where my kids
went to elementary school… passing the Bougainvilla flowers …
One Word Sunday: Red,  Tue Travel, ABC Wed: Fiery Red



The buck standing in the front yard that prompted me to  paint
the oil below. It doesn’t come out much here,
but the Manzanita tree right-front is reddish.
Sat. Critters, Sun Tree




Oil,  18 x 36 inch, Three Deer, © St Germain
This painting was painted at a conference.
Chose the theme “as the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs for You.”
Giving myself a challenge of painting a deer with oil paint.
Sun Best










Green Door Red wall – can’t go wrong
Thurs Door









The Reflection is the only image not in red. Took several of these, in the beginning of living on the country side (hope this one was not posted before).


Peace in snow triad
We had two dumps of 7 inches of snow last week!
It looked winter wonderland (and still it does)
Mosaic Mon,  Makro Tex: February



Red Sunset in Amador County
(unedited) Sky Watch



Thurs. Doors * Thankful Thurs. Sky Watch * Floral Fri Foto *
Natur Donnerstag  * Weekend Reflection * Fri Photo Friends *
Fri Bliss * Sat CrittersOne word PhotoSun Tree * Sun Best *
Our World * Makro-Tex: February * Mosaic Mon *
Tue TravelPictoral Tue * Nature Notes * FOTD *
ABC Wed. – Fiery red * Nature Notes  * My Corner to World * Sun Snap *


37 Comments Add yours

  1. Peabea says:

    Beautiful red flowers for February. Sorry you had trouble posting your link to Pictorial Tuesday this past week. Not sure why. Seems I now have trouble too at different sites when I try to leave comments.


  2. Gorgeous blooms….lloking forward to see more of them coming

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week at
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)


  3. Roger says:

    so you’re the Lady in Red, eh?


  4. I love your painting. I often see scenes I would love to paint or draw but I just don’t have the skills to do it. I’ve managed to add you onto this week’s Sunday Snap linkup.


  5. Debbie Smyth says:

    I’m glad you had a good nostalgic walk – I’m sure that red must have helped


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful post. 😀 😀


  7. Mama Pajama says:

    here for the ABC ‘F’ post – fiery red, indeed!


  8. fun60 says:

    Good choice for February. Great skies and painting.


  9. Hootin Anni says:

    I like to dabble with oaint also which you can see some of my work from my sidebar easel …I LOVE your Red Deer. Marvelous.


  10. My parents have a Bougainvilla plant in Arizona and I love it. Great painting of the deer and the sunset is quite something.



  11. Jackie says:

    Love your photos of where you live!


  12. Angie says:

    Jesh – I have loved bougainvillea ever since we had one at our house in Arizona. Gorgeous and ideal for February!


  13. riitta k says:

    Your oil painting is stunning! The bright red of the bougainvillea is so needed right now. Enjoy your weekend!


  14. KB says:

    Beautiful coloured sky


  15. Rajlakshmi says:

    Wonderful painting. Loved the sunset capture. The sky looks fabulous.


  16. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous photos with red!


  17. Peter B. says:

    What a cool reflection, and wonderful red sunset. I’ve always liked bougainvillea flowers, and manzanita bark has such a nice red color. I like the painting!


  18. Michelle Keltner says:

    I like that green door and that might be a color contender for my door repainting project this spring. Thanks for linking up today!


  19. The door is lovely and the last two look like something that I would be happy to photograph too. Happy spring coming up!


    1. I don’t know Manja – it wouldn’t surprise me if this was going to be a long winter. At night it’s below zero!

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  20. Norm 2.0 says:

    No can’t go wrong with a green door and a red wall. Lovely sky shot too 🙂


  21. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, love the red flowers, they are so pretty. Gorgeous red sky too, great skywatch! Have a happy day and weekend!


  22. The photo of that deer is great, and I like both sky shots in the end of this post.


    1. Thank you! The only thing I can’t do here are the endless landscapes and a big sky with a horizon across the image because the trees are in the way (lol, am not complaining!)

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  23. Joanne Sisco says:

    The inspiration of nature right in your front yard! Wow!


    1. Thank you Joanne -it makes up for the one and a half hrs. we travel to the grocery and department stores. and coffee places! The danger that I’m fully entertained all the time is that I’m getting spoiled. Have the same problem as my neighbors: everyone in the city drives up here for the weekend, but when you live in that place 24/7 where do you go, that is not in another state or country?


    2. Joanne Sisco says:

      Ahhh – interesting dilemma. One I hadn’t considered. Where indeed do you go – except to the city?

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Yeah – the dilemma is prolonged, because the first 4 years living in the country, we spent all of our funds on the building of the studio and the huge canvases and buckets of paint, and big brushes. So, now we have that all taken care of, maybe we’ll go on some type of vacation this summer – maybe!

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    4. Joanne Sisco says:

      Road trip! 🙂

      Funny how the winter time seems to germinate the plans we eventually undertake in summer 🙂


  24. Dan Antion says:

    I love that sunset. Also the reflection and the green door.


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