Sunday, March 23, 2008
This early spring azalea really caught my attention .... I spotted the bright red/orange blooms, so vivid against all the pinks, yellows and purples and lime greens of this early spring, growing in a small grove around one of the school's lakes. I also found the leaves, so very small compared to the other azaleas we grow, also intriguing.
I snipped a small branch to sketch from and saved the painting until today to post.
We have the grands this weekend and spent yesterday, walking along a river -- that finally!!! and thankfully!!! has some water in it. Emily and Nick threw stones into the water, we watched a few early butterfies, lots of birds, and even a sunning turtle. Then off to a children's play park for swing, slide, see-saw, climbing bars. Then home for egg-coloring, dinner, and collapsing!
Today we'll have an Easter egg hunt (the plastic, filled with candy and surprises kind), their mom and dad for dinner -- and then a bit of rest for C and me....
My daughter called last night to say her day was similiarly spent with Tayor ... it seems everyone enjoyed the warm weather.
Today turns cold again, but the blooms are remaining bright -- as are the spirits!
May this Easter be most blessed and joyous!