Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Awake for Sunrise, oil on linen mounted panel, 24x18
Jerri Jo has not only planted a perennial  garden in our yard; she's planted one in each of our elderly neighbors back yards as well. This is the garden she planted in our neighbor's yard to the north of us. 

Garden's say a lot about the people who plant them. Some people like their petunias lined up like little soldiers. Jerri Jo's gardens are a bit looser. She has taught the neighbor kids how to pick flowers with mature seeds in them and let's them spread the seeds wherever they want. If they grow they grow. If they don't, they don't.  

I was about to throw my paints in the car yesterday and head out to a favorite painting location when I noticed the beautiful light in our own backyard. I decided to get out the big canvas. Here's a homage to loose gardening practices.

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