Monday, June 7, 2010
After the Season
One of my most favorite things to see in the natural world is wild flowers 'after the season'; when the bright pigment of summer has faded and the colors of flowers begin to resemble more closely the layers of soil and clay that lay beneath them. Many times I've walked through brush and bramble in the fall and wished I could somehow capture the beauty of those muted tones.
I wanted to live with this season all year round on our bedroom wall. Unlike the Elm tree it didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned. I plan to do a light wash over it at some point to soften it, but I'm choosing to live with it the way it is for awhile first.