Sunday, April 22, 2007

Native Honeysuckle


Native Honeysuckle
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
The plant sale yesterday went fairly well -- considering that there were HUNDREDS of events going on during the same time; in fact, I was scheduled for THREE different places to be myself!

We were down in visitors and sales overall ... but we'll continue selling plants from the office for droppers-by and then plant the remaining items around the arboretum.

It was a tiring day -- up at 4, back home 14 hours later, a three hour drive, and chatting with guests, giving out plant information, walking between venues for eight hours. The massage therapy students were there -- and yes, my back never felt better!!! LOL Bought some pottery and photography from the art students, and the chorus kept us entertained. Later in the day my husband and his friend took up where the chorus left off, and kept the place lively with music and song.

Temperatures rose to high 70s ... so it was a delightful day!

Today, I have a date to plant a few vegetables, blueberry bushes, herbs and flowers that I just couldn't resist ! Sure wish those massage therapy students were still operating nearby!! LOL

14 comments:

E-J said...

Pretty colours in your sketch - this has a very fresh feel to it. Honeysuckle is a favourite scent from my childhood.

ksklein said...

pretty. i like the simple style with the colors used and the text.

Teri C said...

Sounds like a great day, fun and happy exhaustion! I love these honeysuckles, you really captured thier essence great.

SCquiltaddict said...

the cart may be askew but the honey suckle is DIVINE!!!!

Africantapestry said...

I am not even going to ask how you do it all, the answer might just depress me! You sound like a superwoman? How do you do it all and still find time to post beautiful sketches and not only one every week or so? I love this honeysuckle. I have soft spot for them, and this one's colors are beautiful...
Ronell

Linda said...

I'm tired just reading about it. Good grief, what vitamins do you take??? And I love the honeysuckle -- although you nearly made me too tired to say so...
:-D

Terri said...

Couldn't you have snuck one home with you in your bag? (g) Sounds like a fun day!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Hey, give me a dose of that energy will you? I tire just reading this post.

It sounds like a lovely day. Nice to have the Honeysuckle sketch as a reminder of the event.

caseytoussaint said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - how do you find time to draw? Do you ever sleep? I love the simplicity and 'justesse' of you nature studies.

Felicity said...

I can only read in awe, like everyone else! What a fun day, but goodness, I don't know who you keep going! Perhaps you could write an illustrated book of your secrets to vitality!

Felicity said...

Oops -that should be how, not who! You keep us all going so that's not the question! :)

Anonymous said...

Terrific sketch -- the leaves are fabulous!
Hugs,
Lorraine

phthaloblu said...

This is a beautiful sketch. I just learned about the native honeysuckle to this area yesterday at my kid's botany class. All we have at our house is the yellow, but I'm going to take a stroll back through the woods and look more closely. I know I have wild rose back there....

Jana Bouc said...

I love the painting but the day sounds exhausting! How on earth did you fit in the painting!