I woke this morning with a full day to fill as I choose. No commitments that can’t wait until tomorrow. No restlessness I feel driven to address. Today is for June roses, quiet cups of tea, twittering birds, long strolls and simple meals. Today is for being charmed by the delicate strengths of a moment. At the gate is a pavement rose puffed with blossoms with petals on her toes.
I linger over a fine red bud.
Then swoon down to a singular red beauty.
Dipping even closer, her fragrance tingles my sense of mystery and wonder.
This pink pavement rose is not the only hearty soul in the garden though. There is of course “The Grandma Rose,” a most resilient Scottish Brier rose. Her small white buds are determined to drag our focus from the neighbouring greenery.
She is resourceful in her attention-getting ways. The fragrance from these two-inch white balls comes no finer. Let’s see… oh, here is one. Now smell.
The roses this morning remind me of the delicate balance of my week – a painting passing its final test of suitability for a new home. A new small painting resting on the easel.
End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island resting 8 x 10 oil on canvas
Two paintings released for sale over at Terrill Welch Artist…
New Growth West Coast in late May 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord
From Felix Jack Road Mayne Island 14 x 11 oil on canvas
(For the curious and serious fans and collectors alike, links to detailed views and purchase information for these two paintings are posted over at Terrill Welch Artist. )
Equally important to this delicately balanced week, my husband is happily spade-deep in a project and my Saturday was spent with a good friend.
This pretty much wraps up what is blooming in my corner of the world. I am contemplating taking a wee bit of time off but this will not be until July. In the meantime, for my everyday, I wish it to be much like this week.
What is blooming in your creative corner of the world?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com
- Remember Untold Mystery – Canadian Landscape Painting (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Sister oil paintings of Tulips on the Springwater Deck Mayne Island (terrillwelchartist.com)
- New Growth West Coast in late May – Canadian landscape oil painting (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Winter Sun II west coast Canada Landscape Painting (terrillwelchartist.com)