Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Salvation Happened Today..."

...with the unshackling of my purple coneflowers from their
smothering floral imprisonment!
This feat of strength was accomplished by Scott...
powered by his affinity for garden work
and fueled by
some tedious, labor-intensive work
digging up yards upon yards of overgrown and resistant
lily of the valley.
He was indeed a garden warrior!
For the last few years the lilies have assumed
the reigning monarchy
of my Illinois perennial garden
running rampant over almost anything in their way...
including the lawn,
the coneflowers,
the day lilies,
and the black eyed Susan's!
Today they have indeed met their match in Scott!
The drawing above
reappears here as a revival...all refreshed and renewed...
plucked from the sketchbook garden of
my previously posted art.
I thought it was fitting...especially today...
that she, too,
would once again stand with her real life sister...
all on her own. :)

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a nice sketch of your flowers. I bet they are thrilled to be liberated. Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time.