Cosmos for the cosmos (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015Saturday was a glorious summer day, and we went to
the market. My first purchase, an uncharacteristic
purple bouquet from PegAnn, because my artist
friend, Franco Mbilizi is helping me like every
colour -- and purple is first in line for colours I
am learning to like.
Market flowersThen I bought peaches, and following a method
my mother taught me, have frozen some of these
perfectly delicious fruits for the cold, winter days.
And as I worked cutting up the delicious fruits
to freeze I knew I wanted to remember the day.
To be able to look back in deep winter and visualize
the wonderful garden, some poppies
still dotting the view with gorgeous red, huge
white cosmos, purple cosmos, night blooming
nicotiana -- geraniums and nasturtiums in pots,
Peaches from Beamsville, OntarioThe cats Timbah and Fiona, and Sally the dog
sat outside admiring the view, with Steven,
while I cut the peaches dripping in
juice, and froze cookie sheet, after cookie sheet.
Ah summer. And as I say to my students,
"Be Here Now!"
Have a luxuriating in summer day.