Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cattails and Yellow Flowers - and Peace - Lin Frye

9" x 12"
Arches 140# CP

There was a definite chill in the air last night when we picked up the grands - so much so that even my granddaughter was happy to borrow a sweatshirt! After we took them to dinner, Emily read to me -- READ!! at 6 years old - brought tears to my eyes! We spent a bit of time at the park as well-- climbing, running, walking, picking leaves that have already changed color. Though there fast becoming more and more yellow trees - the poplars and sycamores in particular, here and there a maple has already turned red.

In the parking lot of my local library, the water retention area is chock-full of cattails in their chocolate-brown glory - and yellow "ditch daisies' brighten up the rocks and greens.

Today I'd like to offer this view in peace as the world remembers the US tragedy of 9/11.

We'll spend the day with the grands while my son raises funds for his injured friend, and the world over will be remembering a terrible day of incredible sadness ... and yet there are so many more incidences of kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness -- that each of us through our daily acts and relationships can bring this good, good earth a measure of peace and of love ...

May each one of us decide to do that very thing, especially today ....

God bless.

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. A beautiful painting, Lin, and lovely, gentle thoughts for this day. I love the tiers of this - from the enduring rocks to the hopeful yellow blooms to the upreaching cattails.

  2. Thank you so much, Elizabeth!


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