Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Showers

Winter came early and stayed late.
It's time for it to move on.
Let spring have its moment.

There are a few signs of spring around here - the hares have turned brown, the tulips are poking leaves up, the rhubarb has tiny orange nubbins, and I have heard the robins singing.

But I can't wait any longer. I need color and flowers and so I resorted to purchasing them. These Gerbera daisies begged me to take them home and paint them.  They provided some welcome cheeriness.

Tomorrow the temperature will drop and we will have snow flurries - if we're lucky it will be rain.

I will try to keep the memory of these vibrant flowers in my heart until the sun decides to shine again.

Ink and watercolor in the HandBook sketchbook.

8 comments:

echogo said...

These flowers make be as happy as sunflowers do!
I see many folks coming out of grocery stores with
flowers no doubt for the same reason you give.We will have a fabulous summer!

VivJM said...

What lovely colourful flowers. I am sure they will keep you going until spring properly arrives!

Mary Walker said...

Our rabbits are always brown it would be fun to see them turn white.

Shirley said...

I really like this composition - and the great colors!

Cat Beringer said...

wonderful vibrant flowers! Spring is suddenly shy this year, isn't it? We might even get some snow this week!!

Ellen said...

Love your colorful flowers!

Cathy Holtom said...

Lovely sunny colours!

Alex said...

simply lovely :)