Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Golden Hickory Leaves
Mike's surgery went well, and I cannot thank you sufficiently for all your thoughts and prayers - I know these have carried him through. When I left him in the ICU unit last night, he was heavily sedated, and yet still experiencing severe pain. The road to recovery is going to be long and arduous and painful ... but if he can get through the next few days, we think the worst will be behind him. Again, my heart-felt, humble gratitude.
The recent rains and winds have removed so many of the leaves off the trees. These hickory leaves came from my backyard - the tree I can watch from my upstairs window. All week, it has been brilliantly golden against the dark green pines. I picked up a few leaves before leaving the house to paint during all the long waiting periods. I suppose if there is another case for watercolor, it's its portability. I can sit in a stiff chair with pad and brush in my lap and lose myself --the process meditative and prayerful. It has helped.
As have you ....
Blessings and gratitude, and biggest of hugs. Thank you.