Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dreaming of Queen Anne
Seems like the full moon was only moments ago, and yet as I drove in to work on this crispy morning, the moon was almost at the half ... the days seemingly passing in a blur of work and teaching.
We ended our class late again last night and today's an early day with our new Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteers. Today we teach about the miracle of seeds and how to plant them indoors - then proceed to the greenhouse where we'll continue our preparations for the new gardening season as spring fast approaches.
I painted this loose, splashy, abstraction of Queen Anne's Lace a few weeks back ... loving the play of splashed paint, water, color, scraping and splatter. These humble flowers were part of our class last night as we talked about how important they were for attracting beneficial insects to one's garden. They're also one of our first 'carrots' - the root being the progenitor of those bright orange vegetables we eat today!
Off to ready for another class -- have a great day!