NATURE, POEM 50: THE SNOW
|Good night, au revoir Winter...|
|Cuisses d'Nymphe aka Great Maiden's Blush|
I had to get this rose (The Impressionist) as it nods to my artist self. The woman who took my order said I ordered two fantastic bushes, they are both super smelly roses. Back in December when it must have been at least in the 20's, using the excuse that it was a Christmas present for me I bought a book called "Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centurtes" by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. A small jewel of a book full of beautiful writings by famous and not so famous people all of whom share a big passion for gardens such as Celia Thaxter (a major name in gardening) and Edith Wharton (who's house I live near and will visit often), Vita Sackville-West, Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson and more. Being keenly self-aware that I won't be part of any new pantheon of remarkable gardeners I will be happy just to pull a few weeds, get my hands dirty, eat my own fresh grown herbs and have some lovely smelly flowers by my bedside. I can't wait....
|Abiquiu View #1, mixed watermedia & pencil, 12 x 16"|
|Abiquiu View #2, mixed watermedia & pencil, 12 x 16"|
|Ghost Ranch View #1, mixed watermedia & pencil, 12 x 16"|