Wow Jan, what a stunning piece. Your painting certainly brings back that feeling of warm breezes, bees buzzing, and the fresh scent of new growth...not to mention the blossoms. The perspective draws me in...I want to walk this area to the distant hills.
Thanks so much Catherine-especially for the comment re perspective-won't go into details but suffice it to say, distant convergence is a BiG challenge! *I haven't had time to visit many blogs, never mind leave comments-but just to let you know i stop by yours and really like the last 2 images-especially the close up of the figure!