Monday, March 14, 2011


PATH THRU THE WILDFLOWERS a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 sheet
Arches 140#CP

In the walks we've had over the weekend, the only wildflowers I've seen are those shown by the 'spring ephemerals' - those eager weeds that take advantage of the additional warmth and sunshine before the trees expand their leaves and shade out their sunshine: chickweed, henbit, dandelions, bittercress. These flowers of these weeds are tiny, but their numbers are large!! And in the growing, competing grasses show bits of pink and white- not nearly as pretty as the wildflowers that will come later. Still, they're evidence of the season's progression....

We're due for some rain today - again, all welcome.

Japan and the fear of even more disasterous tragedies there are on everyone's mind....prayers, thoughts and hope continue ...


Katiejane said...

A weed is simply a flower that grows in the wrong place. Beautiful painting.

Sue said...

You and your paintings are just a breath of fresh air, everytime I click on your blog daily. You are a very talented lady. Keep up the great work.

Lorraine said...

Wow; what a lovely curving path, and what glorious impressionistic flowers and trees alongside. I love it! All that patch needs is a cat meandering along LOL.

We are having the rain you will probably get tomorrow. Very cold again (30's) and especially with the rain. However, I could be in NJ or am not complaining! Yes, we continue to watch and listen to news report after news report about Japan's situation, especially mindful of all the pain and suffering and potential hazards to come. Mother Nature can be beautiful, as you show us each day, but she can pack a mighty powerful punch much too often.
Big hugs,

Teri C said...

It is a beautiful path Lin. Sometimes weeds are prettier than the upperclass blooms. :)