These are some of the flowers that are blooming in my garden. The poppies and irises are perennials, but the Gerbera daisy in an annual. It's so wonderful to have things blooming around me. Gardening and growing things have a profoundly deep affect on us. It touches something primal and elemental in us - not just the need to nourish our bodies by providing food, but to nourish our souls by providing beauty. It teaches us patience and to let go and allow the world to unfold as it will. It teaches us that everything has a season and life is a transitory experience. We need to savour and enjoy every moment because that moment will never come again. So many of our phrases use this as the basis - "Stop and smell the roses", "our salad days", "our time in the sun", even "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence". The cyclical nature of growth, blossom and decay is at the basis of everything for us. We are truly children of the earth.
Inktense pencils in Hand book sketchbook.