Sunday, May 3, 2009
I'm a bit behind in my posting... This winter I spent some time in the garden doing pruning and general clean-up. Its lots of work to do some general clean-up in the yard in preparation for the coming spring. An afternoon in March I was out in the yard and I was quite taken to see the new growth appearing on a variety of our plants and trees. I took a couple of photos and then chose 3 images to sketch: a Gerbera daisy plant (my grandmother's favorite) on the left, a rose bush, and a tomato plant. Seeing the new growth, and anticipating the coming blooms and harvest, certainly boosted my spirits, and sure felt like a reward for the efforts spent cleaning up the yard. I felt excited as I anticipated the further growth of everything in my garden. Anticipation is fun - just like planning for and anticipating a vacation.
I'm having so much fun checking in on my garden now - especially all of my roses which are blooming. It will be fun to try my hand at sketching the flowers as they bloom, and vegetables as they ripen.