Saturday, February 23, 2013

That Groundhog Lied!

Where is spring? You just cannot trust those groundhogs!
I need to get out in my poor neglected gardens and get them back in shape. 
I love gardening, it is so relaxing and it makes me feel close to my grandmother (who I called Nannie) She had a house in the city of New Brunswick NJ with tiny front and back yards which she filled with flowers and bushes and vegetables. Her house was filled with potted plants and in the summer the front porch was full of hanging pots of flowers. If it was your birthday, Nannie would bake you a cake in a bunt pan, icing it and then put a small jelly jar in the middle with water and filled it with flowers from her garden. It was beautiful, creative and so Nannie. She passed away in 1998 and I still miss her terribly. She taught me so much and she was a wonderful person. Daffodils aren't thought of as glamourous flowers, but they are bright and happy and resilient, just like Nannie and they are my favorite flower.

Daffodils soft pastel on paper
I have 10x8 matted prints of this painting for sale in my Etsy shop at

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