Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Some days when I walk out on my front porch here in southeastern New Mexico, it's all I can do to walk back in the house - and some days, I don't for a long time.
The birds were chattering so loudly in the pecan orchards that it sounded like a documentary of monkeys living in a rain forest.
My view, for as far as I could see, were green fields of tripecale (a blend of oats) that is now knee high. It is an awesome green - a green like deep emerald velvet - and it waves and rolls like the sea with only the slightest breeze.
My journal and my travel pack of watercolors seemed a good place to stop later in the morning and express the beauty that was literally wrapped around my heart like the hand-painted silk scarf I wrapped around my neck. It's just a regular day. No need for fancy, dress-up stuff.
But it seemed to fit the day and the mood. It oozes the luxuries of life to me like the morning view of this beautiful farm and the chance to arrange flowers from heart to my journal.
(hey Red, these tulips are for you because I know you love em too)

12 comments:

Beth Nicholls said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Manon Doyle said...

Omg.... this is too funny because I don't normally paint flowers but I'm working on tulips because where I come from the Tulip Festival is coming...lol!
Love your painting. Mine won't be this nice!!

Anetka said...

adventurous and refreshing trip:) I love the tulips, vigorous colours lift my soul:)
Glad you've had a marvelous time and are back:)

linda said...

well lost one so here goes #2--glad to see you again, and this is so lovely...just yummy, i love tulips, perhaps because they are fleeting...they come and then they go away and you forget how wonderful they are until suddenly, there they are again.

Kelly Berkey said...

beautiful! sounds like your day is bliss. i'm in my studio creating mother's day jewelry, but did take time to go outside and soak up some rays.
hugs,
kelly

Buffy said...

I love your tulips,I like how they look like they are blowing in the wind. Beautiful colors too.

Kay said...

oh these are so pretty and love the description of your day

Kay said...

oh these are so pretty and love the description of your day

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful tulips!

Erin said...

Beautifully stunning!

Kimmie said...

simply beautiful and full of movement ..... they do look like a silk scarf :)

Carol Anne Strange said...

So beautiful, Chick. Your work always inspires and this is such a stunning piece. Hope you and yours are well and in good spirits. xx