White glow in meadow

Lilies among tall grasses

Wild Easter Lily.

Art Prescription:  I’ve been seeing these beautiful lilies in the woods and meadows at Mason Farm. They are Atamasco Lily (Zephranthes atamasco) and they flourish in wetlands.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor with my chop that says “hope”

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Gentle breeze ripples

Branches with fresh young leaves sway

Steady rolling waves.

Art Prescription: How peaceful to stand under a new canopy of leaves and experience the wind.

Index card with watercolor and my chop that says “hope”

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Crushed seeds are love charm

When rubbed on the hands of men

This nodding flower.

Art Prescription:  So my garden is full of these beauties. Shall I try a spell?

Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:

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Tremble in their frame

Delicate ephemerals

Up from frozen ground.

Art Prescription:  About now the banks of creeks are full of blooming Trout Lilies. I adore their delicate nodding heads.

Watercolor 8 1/2 x 11 ( flower drawn and painted at 4x)

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Anxious to burst forth

Buds on trees wait their turn to

Add color to woods.

Art Prescription:  One of my favorites…the Pink Dogwood.

8 1/2 x 8 1/2 watercolor

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Suddenly it’s spring

A shift in the wind, a tease

Winter is not done.

Art Prescription:  Very spring-like day here in North Carolina. I have a feeling that winter has another round of frigid. Right now…I turned my AC on…in February?

Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:

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As the garden wains

My imagination comes

To stay for winter.

Art Prescription: My favorite way to paint…random chaos, drips and puddles, blooms, that become a wildflower meadow.

8 x 8 watercolor