Sunday, March 13, 2011

Winter Cheerup

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!