Monday, March 13, 2006

A Day of Rest




Schizophrenic weather is not uncommon this time of year, and yesterday and today are no exceptions. When I returned home from my daughter's, the weather was glorious and HOT! In the 80sF, sun bright, a slight breeze, I opened every window in my house and let the fan move the new air in and the stale air out! I left the windows open all night and awoke to a chorus of birdsong and the sweet smell of spring! Well, a day of spring anyway.

I had car repairs to have done today so I was home instead of work ... and a much appreciated day of rest, even with dozens of errands to get behind me before jury duty tomorrow.

Still, with the sun bright and waiting ahead of me, I walked around my property to be continually amazed at the blossoming going on! This time of year, to me, when the world awakes from it's gray, winter slumber, my eyes can't take in all the bright colors of spring! WOW!! The orange/brown of the blooming oaks, the darkening magenta of the maples, the bunny pink of the saucer magnolias, the white of the Bradford pears, the butter-lemon yellow of the forsythia, and that indescribable orange/pink of the flowering quince. MAN, it was heady!

What a gift today! My car's repaired, washed and cleaned, I sketched and sketched, rested and walked, and the bird's are still singing.

To Spring! My humble scratchings.

5 comments:

artfan said...

Just looking at your blossoms makes me feel like spring. We probably have another month to get to where you are, so thanks for sharing. Jean

Teri C said...

I can smell the flowers Lin. Beautiful!! You have captured spring...now if you could just make it stay.

Laura said...

You call that resting? You are a true Energizer Bunny.

Marie-Dom said...

ohhhh so lovely. I wish we had some warmth here....
MD

Kathleen Marie said...

These botanical sketches are so sweet!