Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspired by Fall Berries

Inspired by Fall Berries by linfrye
Inspired by Fall Berries, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

The culmination of a plant's lifecycle is the return to the fruit/seed stage of its life - coming full circle from seed, to plant, to flower, to seed again. Fall seems to be the berry-ist time of the year as trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals give the next generation of plant material the virtual 'push out of the nest.' From the fruits that are eaten and the seeds deposited by the consumer, to the wind-borne traveling seeds, to those buried for consumption and later forgotten, nature is preparing for next year's crop ...

Berries of all shapes, sizes, colors make this season even brighter ....Grapes, hawthorne, holly and dozens of others are all a fall delight ... and I love them all!

The cool weather is returning, but before the rains distribute seeds around the landscape, I hope to find more inspirational 'berry' materials to celebrate the season! Hope you do too!

Happy berrying!


Lorraine said...

I love the bright fall colors and the abstract quality Lin. Yes, I noticed red berries on some bushes hubby was cutting down in the back yard; sigh, it almost felt like murder!!

We've been having rain but today dawned sunny and beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend.
Big hugs,

Teri C said...

So pretty Lin. Love the abstract ness of it.

Clare said...

Wonderful painting!!!