Thursday, April 22, 2010
There is no such thing as too many flowers. Last week, I had the opportunity to hike Amboy Crater with my friend B. The desert marigold blanketed the sandiest, most barren-looking ground surrounding the crater. Golden yellow everywhere! There were a few verbena, but not as many as I have heard in past years. Also had my first glimpse of the Desert Lily. I saw the Desert Five Spot, too, and I know I took a photo of it, but I can't seem to find the photo. ??? It has been lost in the myriad of image files on my computer. (Time for a little computer house cleaning, I'd say.)
Today was another cold and windy day. The desert dandelion are shut tight against the cold. I feel exactly the same way. We await the return of warm sun.
Last week, when my out-of-town guests were here, one of the cacti in my yard decided to put on her party dress. I think I went out every ten minutes to look at it and drink in the sweet scent.
I leave you with a photo of another recent painting. This one I called "Laughter", and it measures 48 x 36 inches. It may not be quite finished, but it will sit while I look and ponder, until I know for certain.