|Man Like a House Afire|
Last Saturday, with invaluable help from my son Joe, and my generous neighbor who loaned me her car for the day, I was able to find an affordable, very low mileage used car! This week I’m back to driving and back in the studio, albeit a bit behind schedule. The above painting, which dates to 1990, might finally get a viewing if I run out of time to make newer work. It is, actually, the only other acrylic painting I'd ever done until starting to work on the Backstage Bar show.
On a couple occasions during the carless week, I relieved stress by spending some time pottering in the garden. Last year, I had started dozens of perennial seedlings, many of which actually survived the winter! Here are the ones already in bloom:
|Dianthus barbatus in front of d. wee willie|
|Dianthus wee willie and d. arctic fire|
|Dianthus double gaiety|
|Malva sylvestris zebrina|
|Feverfew in copious bloom|
|Silene armeria and veronica spicata|
My neighbor has a thriving batch of Seven Sisters roses, which have happily grown right over the fence and are now in the process of trying to take over my back yard.
|Seven Sisters climbing over cotoneaster and into the lilac|
Here is Miranda, who usually will not let herself be photographed. She is admiring the beautiful wild ferns growing in the shade of the steps to the upper garden.