|'Flowers by the Roadside' 8x 7 3/4" pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I took the day off yesterday and took a drive up to Lake Hiawassee in North Carolina. Michael and I took the dog and planned to stop at my moms to meet her new dog Harry before heading to the lake. As we turned onto Highway 64 near my mom's place I remembered that one summer the medians were full of wildflowers. That was several years ago and I had not seen them since. They seem to feel the need to mow them down so I always miss them.
I was excited to see that the medians had not been mowed yet. And there were a few sprinkles of wildflowers. As we got closer the amount of flowers increased until this glorious spot appeared....a section of the median just filled with wildflowers. It was overcast and the reds and pinks and purples were so vibrant. But....I had forgotten my camera. My phone came to the rescue and my husband let me out while he circled around. I took as many photos as I could while the cars rushed past. When Michael came back around I jumped in the car and we were off. I am so happy I got to see the flowers this year! Today's post shows my first painting. There will be many!
|a work in progress that I chose to rework|
To read more about the 'What if' attitude read my post here
|reference photo from the highway median|
|My dog Heidi (the blond) and her cousins Harry, Haley and Hanna at the lake|