Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wildflower IDs

I remember my dad's taking my younger sisters and me on a walk around our Old Kelsey Point summer-rental neighborhood in Connecticut one summer evening when I was maybe 8 or 9 years old.

He carried a small book.

Not just any book, but what turned out to be a field guide to area wildflowers.

What excitement!

We'd spy a flower, find it in the book!

Discover its name!

Today, I've created a scrappy patch of summer lawn.

activating a new patch

I've spied some wildflowers!

work in progress within a work in progress

10 comments:

  1. So fun Dotty :) Lovely memories, I am sure :) Flower treasures ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Very sweet memories. Fun to paint them. Well, I didn't really paint them—I think I painted, and then found the memories there.

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  2. A glorious memory! My dad carried a bird book when we took walks. :) This floral patch is lovely...the texture - a catalyst wedge?

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    1. LOVE that your dad carried a bird book when you took walks : )

      Yes, part of the texture is from a catalyst tool.

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      Joje, do you remember that walk? Not sure why it stands out so vividly for me, but it does. Tweety Mack!

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  4. Love this post - the memories and the painting. All that great texture and colour!!

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I take such pleasure in having the act of painting evoke such sweet memories.

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  5. A beautiful burst of spring!Bouquet of colors and energy!

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    1. Good thing I can create lush spring whenever I wish with paint, because I seem to have no influence whatsoever on spring in the great outdoors here in my neck of the woods! Thanks for your comments, Carol.

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