Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I'd like to thank Peggy from "Passions of an Odd Chick" (http://passionsofanoddchick.blogspot.com/) for her generous arty award "This is an award for arty blogs in WORDS, PICTURES, DRAWINGS and THOUGHTS..." THANK YOU Peggy! Please visit her wonderful blog -- filled with artwork, collages, photography! Thank you again, Peggy!
The vignette I sketched last night was from a recent trip my colleagues and I made to a nearby garden center as we sought inspiration for decorating the Arboretum for fall. Incredible displays of pumpkins, gourds, mums and all varieties of fall fare made us dizzy with delight! I could have stayed at the Center and sketched all week!
The cooler weather is turning more and more trees into colorful displays .. I LOVE fall -- from the harvest to the colors to the bit of melancholy that it seems to bring. It's a season, to me, that encourages us to tie up loose ends, finish tasks and begin to prepare for the busy holidays ahead and the hunkering down, restive time of winter. But before that, we are treated to a vivid display of nature's bounty and majesty! I read a quote this morning that I'll paraphrase: "Fall is a second spring ... each colored leaf.. a wildflower." I couldn't agree more.