Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flowered Roadside - Lin Frye

Flowered Roadside
Originally uploaded by linfrye
This is the view of one of the roadsides near my home. The photo reference I worked from was taken a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to paint one last celebration of the profusion of Rudbeckias that blanketed the side of the road. There are some still in bloom, but with the deep dip in temperatures we've had over the last week, many more of them have already withered.

We took our landscape students to the NC State Fair yesterday - and it was wonderful! Though we started out cold, by afternoon, we were able to take off our coats and enjoy the 70F weather! Sun was shining, the garden and plant displays were incredibly imaginative and informative, and we've even more ideas to implement. Somehow, their annuals and rudbeckias remained as perky as this picture!

Fall really is the best time for planting, and we've installed a number of new trees in the Southern Garden we're creating. I hope to get the opportunity to sketch some of them over the next few weeks. With sundown coming before I leave the office for the night - I've my fingers crossed!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. I just love the way you do your flower fields Lin. You've got it down to a fine art!

  2. What a lovely setting that you have painted. It was so nice to come upon this image while I had my breakfast!!


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