In a rush to bloom
Flowers wait all winter long
For a few sweet days.
Art Prescription: Sound familiar? We rush to be 16, and then we rush to be 21, and we rush to get through school and “start” our life. Don’t know about you…but these days I want to savor the moment.
White clusters of cherry blooms
Brighten April rain.
Art Prescription: For a while today it was sleeting! Tricky Mother Nature! Meanwhile the blossoms bloom, and spring goes on about her flamboyant business of making us smile!!
Five inches in ground
Tulips and anemone
Rest now…and then BLOOM!
Art Prescription: Today I planted 30 anemone bulbs and 15 tulips. Come spring I will have a canvas of blooms!!
Like swing ride at fair
Cosmo seed globes burst outward
Wait for wind to bed.
Art Prescription: My Cosmos are still blooming! So on one plant I have at least four stages of their life cycle: bud, flower, fertilize, seed! The seed globes are mini sculptures, delicate, and highly designed! Nature is a master architect!
Stand tall fall bloomer
A final burst of color
Last call! Bumblebees!
Art Prescription: I planted an African Daisy on my porch last spring, and it has delivered blooms all summer. With cooler nights now suddenly it is covered in blooms, as if it knows to give it all its got before October frost comes creeping in. I watercolor-sketched for a creativity fix after two very busy days at my nursing job.
Blue-eyed grass rises in woods
Reaching for the sun.
Art Prescription: Sisyrinchium angustifolium, or Blue-eyed Grass are happy little blooms that greet you along wooded trails. They are bluish-purple and just say “Hi.” If you are in a hurry, you may not notice them, so slow down and look at what’s blooming at your feet!
Sunny yellow first to bloom
Reaching towards sunshine.
Art Prescription: Cool and breezy February day. Daffodils are up and shining their cheerful blooms all over town. They don’t last long, so it’s fun to draw them now.
Is this nature’s tease?
Art Prescription: I always look forward to spring blossoms. This year it seems awful early to see my perennial favorites blooming in January. Take your sketch book out and record these 60 degree days of January.