Monday, April 1, 2013

Daffodils ~ Fair Vernal Flowers

"Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers,
Laugh forth your ancient gladness!"
~ Thomas Blackburn





Daffodils ~ Fair Vernal Flowers

20" x16" watercolor on Yupo paper
Signed and certified
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Today's painting was inspired by my daffodils which are all just starting to open. Last Monday, we had 5" of heavy wet snow. I put water buckets over the flowers to protect them and they escaped unharmed. It has gotten progressively warmer over the past week and we are now experiencing variable temperatures anywhere from the 20's to the 60's. It's true springtime weather, for sure. What's it like in your area? Has your spring sprung yet?

"In the spring I have counted
one hundred and thirty-six
different kinds of weather
inside of four and twenty hours."
~ Mark Twain