Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pasque Flower - Vestaligo - THANK YOU!

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

My thanks go to my friend Ernesto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilageron/) for the inspiration of one of his fabulous photos to paint this flower! Please take a moment to view his glorious works!

Much of the clean-up has been completed and folks are still coming to the greenhouse for the vegetables we didn't sell on Saturday. The few flowers that remain will be put on the Arboretum grounds, and by next week, we'll close down the greenhouse for the summer. We begin our trips and tours next week - using those as learning and teaching opportunities for the folks who learn best outside a lecture hall. It'll be a welcome change for us as we, too, move out of doors a bit.

We've rain in the forecast - and despite the storms, we need the water. The winds and high temps have desiccated the plants so the rains are welcome -- and hopefully, the winds won't be as bad.

Thank you too for continuing to vote!

http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/Plant/Index/439?brand=0

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous painting Lin. I love the play of red against green and the white tips of the flowers -- so vibrant!

Glad you will soon be out and about as I know how much you enjoy these trips and how much you all continue to learn.

We had tornado warnings Sun. night -- and 5 actually touched down in the counties surrounding ours -- we were "red" on the weather map but fortunately we caught just the edges in Lex. The news anchors were explaining the numbering system for tornadoes and them comparing the ones we had to the NC ones. Yours were much stronger and the stories are still coming in on the evening news. I need to clean out my cedar closet which is actually underground in our walk-out basement so there will be room for 2 adults and any number of cats to take shelter in.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

A lovely touch of spring!!!

Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal. Before I forget, I'm off to vote for you. Have a super day!

Teri C said...

Oh so darn pretty Lin.
Happy to hear things are settling down by you.