Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Location, Location..."



...Location!!!
I imagined that when I returned to the midwest this summer
my favorite wildflower garden would greet me
with hundreds of Indian Blanket flower blooms...
just like it seasonally did every summer
year after year...with out fail...

Until now...

Apparently, when I wasn't "looking"
there had been some kind of an early summer "territorial battle"
over prime garden real estate in my flowerbed.
My Siberian irises and yarrow had multiplied this spring
beyond belief
and
along with bountiful heaps of weeds
shut out any ground space for my faithful
flowering Indian Blankets.

So...in honor of their gorgeous gold and deep red-orange blossoms...
I post these similarly colored "fantasy blooms" which were
drawn and painted from my imagination
and then preposted before my trip
to now celebrate "what might have been".

Ah, yes..."Location, Location, Location..."
Guess what they say is true...
even if it's simply a teensy bit of a space in one's garden!:)

11 comments:

Betty said...

Another beauty, Margaret!!

susan said...

I love the colors...and the frame that you put around your picture!

ruthie said...

thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring blog! wonderful paintings and detail. I love it, you helped me to focus, having a little trouble doing that on my blog!

odd chick said...

This is why I visit regularly - always something beautiful to see. I really like the blue blooming cactus - one of my favs

Christie said...

Just yummy! What else can I say?

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful - and so well designed. Very nice work.

kazumiwannabe said...

Seeing your wonderful painted creations I'm beginning to think your garden must also be something else... Very beautiful "fantasy blooms"!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Oh Margaret, this is really beautiful. Wonderfully designed.

Barbara Weeks said...

Great layout and the colors are wonderful!

john.p said...

Love the colorful sketch! I've noticed, too, that preconceived high points of a trip usually don't pan out. When I plan backpack trips I study the maps and just KNOW what spot will be the trip's high point. Never is! BUT, a trip high point always shows up, where you don't expect it. Just need to be open-minded and accept it when it happens. There just might be a life lesson there. And you got a neat drawing from it.

Teri C said...

It's a beauteous tribute to those wonderful flowers!!