|Passion flower in bloom|
|Springtime at Florida's Gulf Coast|
|Media are always interested in beautiful IRB, Violetta being interviewed by Lloyd Sowers, Fox News|
|Triptych painting of Scruggs Cottages by Plein Aire Cottage Artists Left to Right, Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen|
The Plein Aire Cottage Artist's Preservation Award for a "Residence" goes to:
The Kahl Residence on Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach
This private residence is meticulously maintained by the owners. Of particular interest is the garden.The garden floor is a mosaic of various slabs of granite, meticulously cut and carefully placed. The grout is in mauve and unites the varying coloured granites. Richard, the owner found a dumpster of granite pieces in many colours which he had hauled to his garden, a diamond drill removed the polish to allow for safety when used as an outdoor floor Bamboo trees and tropical flowers adorn the shady garden. When the granite is hosed off each day, the granite sparkles and it is magical.
|Portrait of Sebastian playing in his garden. Portrait by Helen Tilston|
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Have a BEAUTIFUL week