Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Pond


The Pond
Originally uploaded by linfrye
This sketch is an amalgam of several images --- one of a entryway into Raulston Arboretum, the second a very helpful suggestion from my friend Keith (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yorkielover/) to turn THAT scene into a pond, and the remembered imagery of several of the ponds on the JCC Campus.

Right now the azaleas, hundreds of which have been inherited from the former president who bedecked our campus with THOUSANDS of them each year, are in absolute full bloom in varieties of pink, purple, white, red. They line the ponds, which also function as storm water catch basins for the area) -- but in spring, are turned into riots of color and noise as ducks and geese make this campus their home.

We have several flowering trees along the pond -- dogwood, redbud, flowering cherry, a few weeping cherries and weeping willows -- I tried to capture a bit of the weeping cherry as it begins to lose its blossoms and dress itself in leaf ...

Spring is here!

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

Lovely lovely lovely -- color and composition -- picture perfect!

Teri C said...

Your campus must be absolutely gorgeous right now and your painting is beautiful. Love all those pinks and reflections.