Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flashlight flower hunter

 Night Nasturtiums 
Watercolour on watercolour paper
5 7/8 x 9.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I know, I know.  You were hoping for
more food pictures, or people, or anything
as a break from my recent obsession with
 flowers.  But it isn't over.  Each cold night
worries me like a parent who can't stop
going in and looking in the crib to make sure
the baby's breathing.  I'm not even a good
gardener, but nature is.  So under a canopy of
huge Nasurtium leaves there are new flowers
popping up.  I harvested them with a flashlight
one night, because I was so afraid the whole
beautiful, jungly plant would be gone in the
morning.  And these fragile, almost colourless
tadpoles of Nasturtium flowers blossomed
in the little milk pitcher filled with water

Have a willing-to-save-the-beautiful day


Kim Rempel said...

Keep the flower paintings coming! A treat in October. We know soon enough the gardens will be blamketed with snow ; )

Melinda said...

Love the flower paintings! This is another beauty.

Great story, too. I love that they thanked you for bringing them in from the cold.

Warm hugs from the desert!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Just headed out with the flashlight again, more babies coming into bloom. Yikes snow -- No!

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

They really do look a bit hopeless when I pick them. Very young and unformed, and then warmth, water and I guess knowing they'll be loved sets their inner divas free, and out come the party dresses. Such a treat to witness.


Anonymous said...

you have such a way with words and with watercolour...love these fresh beautiful bedazzlers.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. Love your blog about Rome. How wonderful.

XO Barbara

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