Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crocus - Lin Frye

Originally uploaded by linfrye
1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

After we cleaned the beds and gardens for the Plant A Row Project, I was walking back to my office when I spotted these crocus - their petals open and shining and raised to the sun in the warmth of the day! Their cheerful faces pulled me, like the light and warmth, into the forward movement of the seasons ...

Our temps reached mid 70s yesterday -- and I spent most of the day outdoors tackling my own garden chores ...wonderful -- but mercy was I sore afterwards! And had little time left for painting.

Still, sun, soil, tidying up all felt like an antioxident to the winter blues .... I didn't find any of my own crocus blooming - I am a half planting zone away from my office which translates into waiting about two-weeks to see those plants blooming at work finally bloom at my home. Still, I did discover the earliest green of daffodils poking thru the soil, and the buds on my sweet daphne ready to open in about 10 days ....

Now to keep fingers and toes crossed that the freezing temps of the rest of winter spare these hopeful starts ....

Have a great day!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. I also love sketching plants and nature, but I guess being a guy, I enjoy more sketching car sketches. I dunno why but there is beauty in machines :)

  2. I love the "antioxident" concept, Lin! How crocuses have been buried in snow till 2 days ago, but I saw 1/4" sprouts yesterday...

  3. Your painting is a lovely whiff of spring. Very pretty.


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