Monday, May 30, 2011

The rainbow around us

This has been the wettest and chilliest of springs.
Everyone seems to be complaining of gray skies and disappointing cold.

But still we are surrounded by a rainbow of joyous color.

Shall we take a quick walk around the garden?
Lilacs in pink, white, purple and multicolor smell even better than they look.

The blueberry blossoms are so lovely even when dripping
and the tiny green cherries are so heartening.
Can't you just imagine their glowing red in July?
You must come for a slice of homemade pie this summer!

For now, isn't this an array of lush greenness? 
Don't you love spring green?

Under the apple tree, the bluebells burst with color.
In another day or two the lily of the valley will join them.

I know they're called bluebells but they look so purple to me...

The sun peeked out and look what is beside the trellis.
More blue! And look at the splashes of yellow.

Just over the fence are those bane-of-the-gardener's-existence, wild morning glories and buttercups.
I am pulling them out, one by one, like the enemies they are.

And yet when you step back and look,
even the dreaded buttercup is so amazing.
It almost glows, doesn't it?

I am inspired to take my brushes out and finish up some work I'm doing for a women's shelter. 
I will hang six pieces for them very soon and I think one of them needs a tad more yellow...


Sharyn Sowell said...

Leslie says:

love love love!
Love all these flowers!
I can almost smell them!~

Sharyn Sowell said...

Barb said:

I like your blog, but today, it was extra special (if it’s almost always extra special, can it ever really be extra special?) I love flowers, and I have really enjoyed taking pictures of flowers this Spring. That way we can keep seeing them even after they die. So wonderful!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Sharyn, even in the rain there is beauty!
Blessings, my friend!