Springtime on my Walls
One of the things I love about my new arrangement, is that it gives me more wall space to hang some of my favorite paintings! These have been tucked away in the back of my closet for far too long and I'm so delighted to have them out again! Can you tell that I really love springtime?! While the lower center painting was inspired by a photo in a magazine, the others are all views of Iowa in the spring.
I lived in Iowa for two years while going to nursing school and fell in love with the rural landscape and especially the intense greens of springtime! Just looking at these brings back such wonderful memories of driving along the gravel roads, breathing in the damp earthy smells of spring, soaking in all the beauty! I loved that tucked away here and there were little parks or preserves, such as Sutcliffe Woodland, the scene of the painting on the left. My daughter and I were driving along one day and saw a sign for it and decided to take a look. After driving several miles along an increasingly rural road, we pulled into a tree covered parking area, walked through the big orange farm gate and were greeted with this lovely scene ~ hundreds and hundreds of Resurrection Lilies in full bloom in a wooded glade. It was right out of a fairy tale!