Sunday, May 9, 2010

Asters for Mother's Day - Maree

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798



I did this sketch of some Asters in my garden last month - these Shasta daisies are real die-hards and sometimes carry on right through winter, but require quite a lot of work dead-heading or else they can really look messy.

I received a wonderful Mother's Day card from my daughter in Ballito (on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, S.A.), but no flowers this year! so I picked a bunch of these Shastas for the kitchen table and they look quite perky in my white enamel jug.

A happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there!

7 comments:

  1. Maree, this has to be one of my favorites of yours! I love these beautiful flower sketches!

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  2. Daisies have always been among my favorites. Love the looseness of this sketch and the whites!

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  3. Thank you for your kind comments Sandra!

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  4. Thank you Vickie, white daisies are also my favourite. I keep on threatening to do the Erigerons but never get round to it!

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  5. Thank you so much 吉水 - glad you popped in!

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