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Moving Day

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We are getting ready to move from the house we’ve lived in for almost 9 years to a new place (rented for now) in Newfoundland.  Our house is still unsold, ergo the rented house, and we are hopeful it sells soon, but alas, we had to go.  Farewell to Fredericton and hello to St. John’s, Newfoundland!  Starting a new job on September 10…lots of new things but it is where I was born and raised and as so many of us often do…it is time to go home.  Enjoy your day and keep making art!!!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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You know me, just wanted to do something a little different.  I have been extremely tardy with the passing on of awards so here is the last in the award series.  Thanks to C.C. Charron and I Have A Voice. I find it difficult to accept these awards as I promised myself that I would post art each day and the award posts take me so long that I can’t get to my art and do the post too!  So you have seen my compromise! My interpretation of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks so much Christopher and Deb!  As for passing it on, this part is difficult for me too so instead of having to choose, I’m going to pass it to the last few people who followed me.

They are:

1. T.D. Nicholls

2. mervb01

3. Anarty

Congratulations and keep sharing the love! As always,  Keep making art!

Commenter Award

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Thanks to Silently and Deb for bestowing this great honour upon me!  See, I told you I would get here!  My award nominees are going to be the last three people who have commented that were not Silently and Deb!  Here they are:

1. C.C. Charron

2. niasunset

3. mervb01

Congratulations everyone and pass it on!  Great commenting everyone and keep making art!!

A New Twist On Blue Star

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Twisted Blue Star

Copyright 2012 Lorelei Walsh Park

In Newfoundland. Canada, Blue Star was a type of beer.  I am not sure if they still make it but I remember the pirate themed television ads for “Blue Star Beer”.  Hope you have enjoyed my foray into the planned blog month.  I have enjoyed it but not as much as the “on the fly” post I usually do.  So, tomorrow I start back with my ” whatever happens to tickle my fancy kind of posts”.  Enjoy, sticking to one colour or theme is harder than you think and keep making art!!!

Parrot Flower

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The elusive Parrot Flower

Copyright 2012 Lorelei Walsh Park

With the house showing it’s been difficult to paint but I managed to get a few more Parrot’s completed tonight!  Enjoy the first one…interesting little flower apparently found in Thailand.   Here is what Wikipedia had to say about this flower:

A balsam, Impatiens psittacina, or parrot flower, is a very rare Impatiens species discovered in the Shan States of Upper Burma by A.H. Hildebrand, a British official. Seeds of it were presented to the Royal Gardens (Kew) in 1899 and it flowered in 1900 and a description was published in 1901 by Joseph Dalton Hooker.

The specimen in Kew did not set seed but the capsules are said not to explode and disperse seeds as in many Impatiens.

The species grows in the wild in a small region of north Thailand (near Chiang Mai), Burma, and in the north-east Indian state of Manipur. It is called the parrot flower because its flower bears a resemblance to a parrot in flight when viewed from the side.

The plant is erect and branches profusely and grows compactly to a height of about half a metre. Like other Impatiens species it has thick stems, the leaves have a serrulate margin. The flower is light purple and carmine red. The lateral sepals are orbicular and light green. The lower sepal is bulbous and narrows into a hooked spur tipped in carmine. The dorsal petal is orbicular and hooded while the lateral united petals are long.

This species of Impatiens is known in Thai as “Dork Nok Khaew” which translates to “Flower Bird Parrot”.

Enjoy the parrot flower and keep making art!!