Friday, May 29, 2009

Heralds of spring



This is why I garden. Because of these cheerful, friendly pansies. They can survive our cool, unpredictable spring weather and are usually the first bedding out plants that can be planted outside. They are the herald of spring. Today, when we seem to have skipped spring altogether and gone directly to summer, they were there to greet me as I sat on the deck with a cool drink. Today is my last day of work until August 17. Ten glorious weeks to garden and draw and rejuvenate my soul with sunshine and flowers and fresh picked lettuce and tomatoes. Aah, life is good!

"The kiss of sun for pardon,

The song of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth."

Dorothy Frances Gurney

8 comments:

Peachtreeart said...

Nice!!!!

EWian said...

I think your spring is probably just as late as we do here(North of Norway)...

I have Pansies and Chrysanthemum in pots in my garden...

Liked you illo.

EWian

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Happy Summer!!!
Looking forward to seeing your garden grow through your drawings.
Cheers to lazy days, fresh vegetables, and time to create.

africantapestry said...

What lovely delicate pansies Lynn! they are amongst my fabourite little fillers..especially the blue and white.
ronell

Vee said...

I love seeing the surprises of flowers everywhere I go! If only I had a green thumb.

Nice looking pansies!

Leah said...

beautiful!! pansies make me think of spring instantly. :-)

Bénédicte said...

It is nice to have the real thing to draw from. Funny we draw pansies at the same time.
I will look for your next flowers.

bubblemunch said...

So pretty and colourful.
My pansies are currently been bashed by the rain!