Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The spring rush



Tulips and Forget-me-nots in the garden

Every year in the winter I imagine the spring as this
slow unfolding of beauty. Then I picture myself
taking long walks and living the contemplative
life. Luckily for me my winter visions of spring have
been far from the truth in the past few years, because
spring is a busy time in the art world. In December
everyone wants to get everything done before
the holidays, and in the spring there's a flurry of
activity to get projects accomplished before
it gets hot, before true summer sets in, before
...the holidays.

The picture today is of the tulips popping up through
the forget-me-nots in our garden. I've had no time
for weeding in the spring rush, but the garden paints
its glorious colours all by itself.

Have an-enjoying-the-rush-to-summer day.

2 comments:

eldon warren said...

Yes, aint it wonderful to see it arrive. For me spring can't come too soon. The flowers, (the first flowers,) and the green in the trees give me hope. I'm no winter time guy. I see spring as my renewal as well. It's about time. :)
EW

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

It really feels like it's about time, I'd agree, and it hits you with a rush that this is what you were missing! Oh so that's why it seems like the winter is grey!!! It is grey.

Take care,

Barbara

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