Gaillardia #1 went out the door this morning and is en-route to California in an impressive crate my children will have to figure out how to trash. Aging moms are always a problem.
Not anymore for my old neighbor's kids. She passed away leaving them two pianos and an organ to dispose of before they sell the house. I never heard Betty play solo. She and I did have a lot of laughs playing duets and drinking wine late into the night while the fathers babysat. I haven't seen her in decades, but we've talked every now an then. She was a pistol. I liked her. I loved our duet sessions.
THE FLOWERS OF THE WEEK ARE DAISIES/BUTTON MUMS AND IRISH BELLS. All are long lived, perky, cheerful and fun to paint in winter between painting sessions of Winterwhich is looking gloomier than what it looks like outside--with the exception of the town in Alaska who can't see the outside over the eighteen inches of snow that made them all shut ins till the National Guard arrived to shovel them out. Can you imagine!
January Daisies #1