as far as the Illustration Friday deadline
for last week's drawing prompt:
It was proving to be a rather tricky topic for me...
until I took a good long look
at our beautiful and bountiful lemon tree.
it's fragrance this season has been heaven like.
But, what a curious thing I found!
The lemon tree was bursting with fruit,
covered with new white buds
decorated with graceful white blossoms
heavily draped in pollen,
deeply skirted below by petals and stamens and all kinds of
expired flower parts which have
fallen to the ground!
ALL at the same time!!!
The branch I drew above was attached
to a branch with ripe fruit!
on this one branch I drew there were
multiple stages of life...
from a brand new bud...to a fully blooming flower...
to an expired bloom...to flower bits...
which disintegrated upon the slightest touch...
to the start of a tiny new lemon
not much more than a quarter of an inch in size...
deep green in color...
waiting to grow and bloom
This little tree just doesn't want to give up!
Maybe we can all learn an important lesson from that...:)
Illustration Friday: "EXPIRE"
“Wisdom is perishable.
Unlike information or knowledge,
it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book.
with each passing generation.”