Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Yesterday was one of those rare spring days in Oregon, when it is warm enough and not pouring rain, to get into the garden and do a bit of spring cleaning. I spent the day weeding my flower beds and taking inventory of the plants that survived the past winter months. My back is complaining today.
I relish the time I have in the garden for it gives me time to think about things. Growth and renewal, plans for the future, what to fix for dinner. I found myself thinking about art and how gardeners are artists that paint with flowers. A bit of red here, a little white there.
So tell me, do you paint with plants in your garden? If so do you plan your painting or, do as I do and just let it happen?
This is a colored pencil painting I did several years ago of the Mohawk River (Earnest) Covered Bridge in spring time.