9" x 12"
The wisteria, purple, fragrant, beautiful, has begun to drape the trees and fences all around me. Masses of these blossoms hang like graped garlands everywhere I look. This is a vining plant, fairly agressive, and some of the trunks are as large as trees with lengths of vine several yards long! Impressive! The lovely flowers are edible -- but the seeds are highly poisonous ... and too large a plant can smother smaller plant specimens with their weight and mass -- so be careful with this one!
We lost the wife of a dear friend yesterday - unexpectedly and suddenly. And so I'd like to dedicate this small painting to her memory. Kathy was a vivacious, large-hearted woman who loved people and plants and living simply. She was a friend to all who met her, always ready with a smile, a laugh, and a plate of something good to eat. She'll be mightily missed. Her dear husband has been part of our Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteer core, and I know how difficult this will be for him. Prayers for Kathy and for the family.
Losing those we love is never easy. And with each loss we are reminded again how very, VERY precious is each moment we have on this good earth and with those we love. It's too easy to say 'live each day as if it were your last' --- and so difficult to live it.
But the older I grow, the harder I will work to do so.
May your day be blessed with moments you cherish and filled with people you love.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Impressions of Wisteria
9" x 12"