Sunday, May 16, 2010
Inspired by a field of Batchelor Buttons
In one of our walks around Oxford, C and I came across "God's Acre' - a corner lot that for years has been planted in flowers -- right in the middle of town. This time, the field was filled with batchelor's buttons - an incredible sea of blue and lavender! We walked among the many stalks, watching the bees do their work, and trying to capture that beauty on film.
I've tried since that walk to paint the scene, and all the blues and greens with bits of purples seemed to merge into one same tone. This is the closest I could get to keep a bit of impressionism and still capture all that blue and green.
The family reunion yesterday was fun. It was held at a lakeside park, and all the children were in the water most of the day. Temps reached 95!! C and his cousins sang and played their instruments, and the rest of us listened and enjoyed the picnic. A nice get away.
AND, we finally had rain! Thunder, lightning too - but about 3 am this morning, the rain came - and the crashing of the thunder, the flashing of the lights, and the most welcome strong pattering of rain on our skylights woke me up -- but a good wake up call! LOL
We may be in for a bit more rain today, and C's cousins and friends are coming here for another music jam.
Have a great day!