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.


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 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!

Teri C said...

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

Sarika Alvekar-Shelke said...

Beautiful work Lin !