Thinking of: SPRING

Thinking of: SPRING

Hi Everyone.. I'm back.. I hope! and today I'm thinking of spring!! Unusual as Australia is moving further into autumn, although Easter Time always makes me think of spring!. In fact the weather plays little tricks on us around this time and alternates the days between cool crisp autumn and spring like sunshine. Perhaps the southern skies feel a little left out.. They know that Easter should be springtime.. A time of new growth and renewal.. sunshine and happiness and a bounce in the step.

So I'm just going to fake it and create my own little piece of spring... We'll start with a scene in  the French countryside. Some rolling hills fading into a backdrop of fluffy fairy floss clouds. A little stone cottage somewhere on the horizon invites us to run through the fields and make our way home. A sunflower or two so you know where you are.

Nothing like a bit of pseudo reality to fuel the imagination. In fact I've been on a bit of a roll this week creating pseudo french landscapes. Somewhere between reality and 'the land of everything as it should be' .. little water painting patchworks that take you on a journey to France.. I'll bring them to you soon.. But you'll have to wait till after Easter.. I'll tell you more about it as we get closer to that time.. But for now... take a run in the fields or lie in the grass and watch the clouds float on by, and no matter from which hemisphere your horizons hail...

Enjoy A Little Springtime


 Artwork  [copyright beingRuby©]
Created from original photography:  [beingRuby©]
Location: Normandy, France, August 2011


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


It is so nice to see you again! THANK YOU for coming to visit me upon your return back to blogging. I hope you are well and happy dearest. Well, you are amazing. I hope to learn to take better photos and to get creative with Photoshop SOME DAY soon as I hope to devote more time to my art skills. This photo here is absolutely GORGEOUS my dear. Be well, enjoy this wonderful weather, and stay close; we love you dearly.


e said...

hi miss julie, we're enjoying a spell of early summer here in the highlands. actually, this could be our summer! lambing snows are not unusual here. ;) looking forward to more of your images of normandy where some of my family came from. :) xo

mermaid gallery said...

I'm trying....sunshine and warmth are slow to appear...but that pic will help!....When spring finally arrives...i will be ready with rake and wheelbarrow!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Happy to see you, Julie! This image is amazing.
You know that I am jealous that you are headed into fall and winter. We didn't have either this year. I detest the summer but will make do as I always do.
Happy to read your wonderful posts again.
Happy Sunday.

It's me said...

Hi Julie nice to read you again..yes yes it is finally spring.....we enjoy it...only now me and my husband have the sad...i have just enjoy sitting in the sun.....after a long time in bed......enjoy a happy week from

desde my ventana said...

This is heaven Julie!!! nice to see your awesome pics again.
Hope that you are well

Hugs from a very springtime in Madrid


Beach House Living said...

It's sort of damp and rainy here. Typical for spring though.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Julie!
I could run and romp in that field of sunflowers right now! I am loving this spring weather and if I only could I would pack some up and send it over to you right now! Can't wait to see more of your art images...
Sending love, Laura :)

Ann said...

You know we always look forward to whatever you create!
I always want to ask "HOW do you do that?!"

rjerdee said...

Hi Julie, I see you're creating your own Blogtopia as Mise at prettyfarwest describes it!!! This painting is such fun surrealism! What a lift for my day, you're making me smile with's raining here!

Mary said...

Hello Julie! I'm so happy you're back! I missed you. :) What a beautiful post. I love this image, and want to dance through the field with arms outstretched to celebrate glorious Springtime! I forget that it isn't spring everywhere. (i know, right?!) :) We here in the Pacific Northwest US seem to have to wait SO LONG for it to arrive.. maybe that's why? Anyway, glad you've returned to Being Ruby, and i look forward to all your wonderful creations..

Deborah said...

Love that photo Julie!
Yes, you enjoy springtime if only in your thoughts and photos!
Bless you this beautiful Sunday!

Deborah xo

Blondie's Journal said...

You just reminded me that it would be fall when Easter arrives for you. But I LOVE fall and all the pretty colors it brings outdoors! We have been having very strange weather...a heat wave last week and now the rain has brought us temps in the 60's. Yay! More like March here in the Midwest!

Lovely picture, Julie! I'd love to pop some of those in a vase, they make me smile!


Lynne with an e said...

Looks like springtime in an alternate universe. Definitely much more springlike than the scene outside my window today. I think I'll just bask in the glow from those sunflowers for awhile.

michelle said...

Spring is certainly here, maybe even a bit of summer. I love your photo and it is always good to see you.

Loree said...

It's so pretty and it definitely looks like spring.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! I'm so glad to see you back on here! I love your new artwork! So surreal and whimsical! Just what I needed today:) Welcome back!!!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Lovely Julie..thinking of you. :)xx

simon said...

Yes the weather is funny here, in the mountains, so no lying on the grass- too many leeches! However your great photos did remind me of my trip to Paris 12 months ago... sigh... wish I was back there 100%

Virginia said...

A beautiful offering this day. Thank you and I look forward to more!


L'esprit de Van Gogh flottait au-dessus de toi et t'a inspiré cette splendeur.


La Petite Gallery said...

Ilove love the photo, it's great. Glad you are back wit us. We all missed you.
Maine was 75-80 for aa week. This morning I woke up to SNOW.
Crazy times-weather,economics,politations,wars.
Come back Sunshine.

Cool Chic Style Fashion said...

Un delizioso blog
xxoox ciao

helen tilston said...

Hello Julie

I love the image and the feeling it conveys

Happy Easter

Helen xx

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your picture is amazing...sooo pretty and unusual

Julie said...

Hello Julie.
Happy Holiday!

Julie x

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Happy Easter Julie! Have a wonderful weekend:)

La Petite Gallery said...

Those sunflowers, I love that.