Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cattails and Yellow Flowers - and Peace

9" x 12"
Arches 140# CP

There was a definite chill in the air last night when we picked up the grands - so much so that even my granddaughter was happy to borrow a sweatshirt! After we took them to dinner, Emily read to me -- READ!! at 6 years old - brought tears to my eyes! We spent a bit of time at the park as well-- climbing, running, walking, picking leaves that have already changed color. Though there fast becoming more and more yellow trees - the poplars and sycamores in particular, here and there a maple has already turned red.

In the parking lot of my local library, the water retention area is chock-full of cattails in their chocolate-brown glory - and yellow "ditch daisies' brighten up the rocks and greens.

Today I'd like to offer this view in peace as the world remembers the US tragedy of 9/11.

We'll spend the day with the grands while my son raises funds for his injured friend, and the world over will be remembering a terrible day of incredible sadness ... and yet there are so many more incidences of kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness -- that each of us through our daily acts and relationships can bring this good, good earth a measure of peace and of love ...

May each one of us decide to do that very thing, especially today ....

God bless.

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh my Lin, so much in this morning's painting to love -- the brown cattails, so stately and the various greens in painted superbly in lovely shapes and shades.And oh the yellow flowers against that green and lastly the rocks -- terrific shapes, colors, and adding just the right touch to the foreground. This is a beautiful composition and so colorful and fall-like. Definitely a Zazzle and/or Red Bubble candidate and one that should also go to the library. It is super!
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Lorraine said...

Forgot to add that I also love the bit of black among the leaves -- adds a nice touch also. A glowing painting. Love it!
Lorraine

Teri C said...

A beautiful crisp scene, much like our weather is turning to.

Sarika Alvekar-Shelke said...

Beautiful work Lin !