Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garden Zinnia

Garden Zinnia
Originally uploaded by linfrye
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I seemed to have slept the day away yesterday, waking every now and again to work a bit, then return to resting - probably well needed ... LOL

This lone zinnia graces my garden in fall dress and this week has been encouraged by daily rain showers. I wanted a loose look and so splashed and splattered the majority of it and used negative painting to give the petals a bit more form.

I like zinnias, and this year the Arboretum grew a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and forms. I don't have very many in my own garden, but I'm hoping that the few that I have planted, will drop their seeds for next year's blooming.

Speaking of gardens, so many of my plants are shedding their petals now and turning the browns and sepias of autumn. I love this season as much as I love the colorful spring. This season, though, shows a bit more of the 'architecture' of plants --- trees, shrubs, the pods and seedheads of so many annuals and perennials, and the ornamental and wild grasses have their time on stage. A beautiful view - special for the season.

It's raining again, and I'm resting one more day. The eye is cleaing and my feet are steadier under me ... I am ever so grateful ....

Have a super day!


Lorraine said...

Lovely fall colors and the definition on the layers of petals of my favorite flower are gorgeous.

I'm so glad you rested yesterday and are feeling a bit better today. Maybe another restful quiet day will do you even more good!

Glad to hear you are getting much needed rain.
Big hugs,

Teri C said...

So happy to hear you are healing well!! Yes, you obviously needed the rest.
Such a pretty zinnia.

Lise Steenerson said...

You deserve the rest.
Love this painting!!!