Last weekend, my beloved bundled up in all his winter gear to go to the grocery store across the street. He asked me if there was anything else I wanted besides lettuce and milk. I glanced out at yet another gray, dreary day in a long succession of gray, dreary days and said wistfully "Orange tulips?" He nodded sadly.
There were no tulips to be had, so he bought a big, lovely bunch of orange lilies, hoping they would do. As they are my other favorite flowers, they would indeed do nicely.
I spent a lovely week watching the lilies go from pale buds, to glorious full blooms. And the weather improved so much that we were able to skate outside this morning.
I did these with my new box of 36 yummy Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. 4 shades of orange!