Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The pleasure of Inktober

For the love of Anemones
Inktober drawing
Marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

I love drawing in ink, and Inktober in October gives me an opportunity to
create, or feature some of my ink drawings. Today’s drawing is of some of my
favourite flowers in the garden – the fall blooming anemones. Ours are stunning.
They fill a huge space with gorgeous tall white flowers floating on the dark green
background of their large leaves.

My husband and I are not gardeners -- ironic as Steven's father was a pro
gardener, and my grandfather was a horticulturalist. But sometimes
just the desire for a garden leads to surprisingly wonderful decisions. Planting
these gorgeous flowers at least a decade ago has ended up giving us so much pleasure
every year.

When the first frost hits, and the flowers lose their blooms, I feel so sad. After the
holiday season my husband puts our holiday tree out in the garden and covers it
 with birdseed. The tree is on top of the anemone patch for at least a month.
Steven loves to see the birds through the basement door window when he’s working
 at his desk in his basement office.

 Each year I worry that the anemones won’t come back, and every year when those
 beauties return, I am so grateful.

Have a loving the beauty in your life day.


verna vogel said...

Love this post Barbara!

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Love this drawing and anemones❣️❣️❣️ They are thick in the garden here too and so reliable coming along every year. I wondered whether the heat this summer would impact them but they are beautiful as ever. Your drawing reminds me that I had better pick some myself and draw 😄

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Verna,

Love your work!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

Yes they are beautiful, and I had the same worry. So glad that yours came

Love your work!


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