a daily musing about my family, my life, but mostly about art - how i will try to paint every day - even while my house is falling down around my ears and my five grandchildren are clamoring to paint with me. thank god my husband likes to cook and that he and nellie and ruby, our golden retrievers, have infinite patience. we'll see.....
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I don't know why this photo is so dark!.. but I am super encited..(as my kiddoes used to say)..here's what happened:..i almost persuaded myself to golf today...but it was a tad chilly this morning..and then it got gorgeous and it was already too late to join the girls..so I got busy around here..planted my six upstairs flower boxes and weeded and planted my zinnias in the circle in the back that used to be our whirlpool...(some of you remember those days...)..then on our daily bike ride we happened upon a yard just covered with white peony plants.. I mean COVERED!!!!... the lady of the house was just getting out of her car and of course I asked her if I might come back later and pick a few for painting purposes.. this time I got the go-ahead!!..unlike the poppy lady..but that's ok..so we finished our ride..stopping at krogers for yogurt for the girls and cilantro for our tacos...while there we totally JAMMED up one of the express lane stations..they were trying to charge us $101.81 for one avocado.. I think it had something to do with my entering our phone number while Davey was scanning..it thought we had 81 of them!!..anyway.. we scurried out after alerting the lady and averting our eyes from the angry stares from some of the shoppers...I digress..i couldn't wait to get home and right back to the peony house!!.. I took a fast count.. she must have more than thirty large bushes and I cut from all over so as not to have it be too noticeable..i chose 16 opened blooms and 5 buds..when I couldn't roust her at any of her doors...i left my card under the windshield wiper on her car..i thanked her for allowing me to use her gorgeous peonies for a few paintings I have in mind..now I am torn.. yard work?..peony painting?..yardwork?...nah!!!!!.. I can't wait for tomorrow!!