Butterflies and Bees

“Hail the Monarch

King of the Flowers!”

He says to himself… Himself, that is.

Monarch_ butterfly_flower_garden

“Bzz!”  says the bee

“Buzz Off!

You Are Ruining My Photo Shoot!”

(Monarchs always enunciate and capitalize Their Words)

Monarch_butterfly_bee_flower

“Bzzz, the nerve!”

“I Beg Your Pardon!”

“Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!”

(Oooo, the mouth on that bee!)

Monarch_bee_butterfly“Hmph!

Now Where Were We?

Hmph!  I Say Again.”

Butterfly_monarch_wings_flower

“Ah Yes, I Remember”

*whistles Mr Williams’ “Imperial March”*

“Hail the Monarch!

King of the Flowers”

He says to Himself.

butterfly_monarch_flower_garden.

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

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Congratulations!

It’s a good day to put up a colorful photo.

I don’t have a rainbow so here’s a butterfly.

butterfly_giant_swallowtail.

Congratulations to all on the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage today.

:)

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Happy Turtle Day!

We recently saw a few of our reptilian friends at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

This one in particular seemed glad to see us.

Such a nice smile!

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These ones were lazing about on the boat launch railings. I’m guessing they were trying to get somebody to take them out on the big boats. Turtles love yachting.

turtle1.

turtle2.

These ones were having a spa day complete with mud baths and natural moss scrubs.

turtle5.

turtle3.

This one appears to be stuck.

His friend seemed to find that amusing. Turtles are like that.

turtle4.

This is a green sea turtle who was rescued. The blue bean bag thing is a weight pack/buoyancy device which helps her swim. She was hit by a boat and her back flippers are partially paralyzed.

turtlesea.

This is an octopus.

red_octopus_aquarium.

This is a quickie sketch of a house in town. 4×6 inches.

house.

This an acrylic painting of a mason jar from a lesson in the book “50 Small Paintings” by Mark Daniel Nelson, a great book for everyone from beginners to professional and all in between. 4×6 inches.

glass painting lesson.

This is an acrylic of a farm near my house. 4×6 inches.

acrylic_painting_house.

This is Sammy playing Frisbee.

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This is the moon.

the moon

Because it’s time to say Good Night.

See you soon.

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Squirrel!

There once was a cheeky squirrel

who was driving my poor dog mad

dog squirrel westie

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He mocked and he laughed and he chortled

Oh! He was such a cad.

dog squirrel westie.

He used diabolic acrobatics

To show me his tummy bare

Hanging about on the feeder

He masticated without a care.

squirrel feeder.

And yet he is saved from my revenge

By a fact of no dispute

Thief and bandit he may be

But aw look, he’s just so cute!

squirrel grey adorable pose

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

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