Monday, February 20, 2012

Bright Pansies - Lin Frye

Bright Pansies by linfrye
Bright Pansies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

It's been a weekend of 'go-out-ing' - dinner on Friday where we met some friends for a really nice, chatty, dinner; a folk art show on Saturday where we also met some friends for lunch, long drives in the country and temperatures that had us in sweaters. Flowers abounded - daffodils, Lenten Roses, and pansies everywhere! Wonderful pansy colors to delight the eye --- dark purples, blues, yellows, oranges, creams and red/burgundy ... inspring these bright flowers.

Sunday was a day of rain ... a good day to relax. Rain turned to sleet and then to the hush of snow as I continued my flower paintings ...I took some photos - barely a dusting at picture-taking time - with a bit more snow to fall during the night. I was so excited to see snow falling -- the first for this winter --and while it can't compare to the rest of the world's record snowfalls ... for this snow-starved wee one, I was thrilled! LOL This morning, we had to scrape the 2" from our steps, the lawn is covered -- but darn, the roads are clear and it's off to another week of work. Sigh.

Despite the BRIEF dip into snow and winter, temperatures this week return to spring - with the end of the week to reach 70F ... so we'll be seeing more of the spring flower-parade ....and probably more and more flower paintings as these beauties rarely fail to inspire me.

But in my dreams, I still hope for one REAL snowfall ... before all the meadows are covered in color ... just one REAL snowfall .....

Have a great week!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Lin, beautiful pansy painting! You style is captivating. I agree with you about the snow fall. We had a wee one last night but it barely covered the ground and didn't stick to the streets at all. So it was off to work today for me, too. I'm worried that we might not have a good one this year, although I've known it to really dump on VA in March (and even April). I did cut all my blooming daffodils and bring them inside yesterday. I know they can handle the cold but a heavy snow would have beaten them down. I checked the forsythia but it's not quite ready to be brought inside and forced. Maybe next week. I think Mother Nature must be having hot flashes.

  2. Beautifully painted pansies, Lin. And for your sake, I hope you get one good dump of snow before Spring arrives!


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