Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rebeccas Rose Trellis

Rebeccas Rose Trellis
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

A disappointing day yesterday. We left with two vans and an extra vehicle filled with excited patrons and headed toward Wilmington and the spring blooms of Airlie Gardens. About 30 minutes into the trip, the heavens opened up, and sheets of rain, drumrolls of thunder and bolts of lightning 'had their way with us.' Sigh. We pulled into a rest stop to call the Gardens to see if the weather were any better, and it seemed that the banks of storm clouds were going to continue throughout the day. Sadly, we turned the cars around and returned to the Arboretum to plan alternative trips.

We wound up scheduling not one, but FOUR trips between June and next May - with suggested ideas for the 2010-2011 year. So we were able to achieve some positive results from the day.

The storms battered us until well into the evening, with several tornatos wrecking havoc in the towns we had passed by. So we probably made the sane decision - disappointing as it was.

After we all dried off and resumed the tasks we could now tackle, the day went fairly well. When I left for the evening, I reached the B&B before sundown. Under threatening skies, I sat in my car in front of Rebecca's Rose Trellis, and sketched that cheerful scene. Later on, Rebecca told me that the climbing roses were her mother's ... even more special to her.

More meetings today and tidying tasks before my trip next week. I'm waiting until Saturday to get excited...!!! LOL

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Lovely roses Lin!
    I like the soft greens in the back!

  2. I would love to sit under that lovely trellis, Lin! I'm glad you were safe, and it does sound as if you made the smart decision...

    4 more trips! Whee!

  3. So glad you missed the tornados!

    The roses are sweet and so inviting - and what a nice connection for Mother's Day!

  4. Lin you just keep bringing these lovely flower paintings. I'm jealous of your surroundings. Thanks my friend for sharing.

  5. A pretty, delicate pink, Lin. I bet it smelled like heaven.


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