Monday, April 25, 2011

Garden of Batchelors Buttons - Lin Frye

Garden of Batchelors Buttons by linfrye
Garden of Batchelors Buttons, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

This weekend, C and I went into town and had a quiet dinner. Afterward, we decided to take our daily walk around the historic district to view the spring in a more urban setting.

We found so many delightful little vistas and surprises, but the BEST was a garden maintained by one of our local dentists. This garden occupies an entire corner lot in the district - and each year, the good doctor plants a variety of flowers, vetables and herbs which, to our eyes, almost appear by magic.

Among the large, columned homes fillled with our town's history, there is this magnificent, 'almost wild' area covered from one end to the other with flowers. This spring, we were greeted by a half acre of batchelor buttons. Pinks, purples, whites all swayed in the gentle breezes. While we walked the small pathways through the gardens, those flowers reached my waist. A small child could get lost in the foliage and color!! UTTER DELIGHT!! Such a selfless gift to the community - open to the public - delighting the eyes and giving the air the softest bit of fragrance. MAGIC! Happening upon this beauty just made our walk even more delightful and made us smile all the way home.

Sometimes it's these little happenstances that can really charge the day with a bit more brightness, a bit of light to the challenges, a spot of joy ....

May we contribute as welll as find such 'happenstances' ...

Thank you too for your continued support and voting!! Have a great week!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. You captured the airy grace of Bachelors Buttons this sketch Lynn.

  2. I'd forgotten how much I love these flowers!

  3. Thanks so much for sketching bachelor buttons, I have always wanted to see a good illustration of them. You did well. Thanks for sharing the story behind finding these.


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