Sunday, January 17, 2010
I will be away from my blog for a few days, but wanted to post a new watercolor I just finished. I suppose it is the winter weather (no snow but no color either) that is making me long for my flowers. I am a lover of the heritage flowers. My favorites are old fashioned violets, lily of the valley, iris, hydrangeas, roses (only those that have been maintained with their original aromas), sweet william, peonies, foxglove, wisteria, trumpet vines, honeysuckle...well, you get the idea. I love their wonderful aromas and am always rewarded with beautiful memories of my childhood when I am fortunate enough to have a large bouquet in my home. I remember as a small child, my Mother washed with an old wringer washing machine every Monday. Once the laundry was done and hung on the line she would empty the water, bucket by bucket, dumping it is a special area outside the back porch. This area grew the most beautiful Sweet William and Flocks. I used to sit amongst the flowers and dream of seeing wonderful places in years to come. Now, I sit in some of those wonderful places and dream of the flowers of my youth. I hope you enjoy this offering and as always I love to hear your remarks, they keep me going.
Posted by C Hummel Kornell at 3:57 PM