Memories of California
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011A few years ago (he says he didn't, but he did) my older
son taught me that when you can't have flowers as a centerpiece,
lemons and limes do the trick. Not only that. I mean they
are beautiful -- especially in a pretty, antique glass bowl.
But say you get a cold -- a clear possibility in November --
you cut part of a lemon into slices, pop them (three slices)
into a mug, pour in boiling water, add a dash of Cayenne
pepper, and some maple syrup -- and oh boy does that taste
and feel good.
This painting seemed right, because I've used at least four lemons
today, which would be 8 cups of the hot drink described above,
and I am feeling much better. I was on the edge of a cold,
and may have vanquished it. Yes!
This painting was in response to a Carol Marine challenge.
I don't receive those anymore, but appreciate Carol Marine
for all she's taught me just by looking at her beautiful
Have a loving lemons day.