For some reason, Google + has overtaken your blog and will not allow me to leave a comment on your beautiful post, Gardening for Granny... The rest of the story.
It touched me deeply. Your words were so special Your artwork is divine. Your heart is big. Thank you for caring so much.
I'm going to print your Gardening For Granny, frame it and put it right here on my desk where I can see it all day long. It's such a beautiful reminder that there are some beautiful people left in this sometimes not too nice world.
I've met just four of my fellow bloggers in person, a tiny fraction of my followers. But, do you know what? I feel like I know each and every one of you, and we are all the best of friends. It's such a comfortable place to be. No stranger has ever visited Annie's Kitchen Garden. You were, and are, all dear friends.
Weird isn't it how people you have never met can capture your heart? I'm sure we all feel the same about you, I know I do. I just signed up to follow your blog, one more follower to the ranks.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Peggi.Delete
Dear sweet Granny,ReplyDelete
On a normal sunny afternoon day, I happened across a gardening blog. I read a few posts, navigated to a few of the “favorites” and quickly realized the wealth of knowledge this gardener possessed and decided to “follow” you. Then I started reading comments… and I quickly realized that not only did these people follow your blog because of the great content, it was abundantly clear that they adored and admired... YOU! It didn’t take long... and by later that afternoon, I too, became an admirer.
Granny, thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge, your life, your generosity and your heart with all of us, your family of bloggers. Not only do you inspire me to become better gardener, but more importantly, you inspire me to become a better woman. I can only hope someday, to become half the strong, beautiful and courageous woman you are! You are a truly a gift of life!
Thank you, Sarada.Delete
A few new people have left comments on 'your' page on our blog. They are gardening for you and posted some links. Check it out.ReplyDelete
Isn't she a great artist? Gosh I wish I had that talent, ha.
I sure will, 1st. Man!Delete
I used to paint a lot too, but only oils and acrylics. I always loved watercolors, but never did try them. You can see a few of my paintings here:
Hugs 1st Man! GRANNY, and you paint!! How BEAUTIFUL, my goodness you were blessed with talent beyond measure. My favorite is the mama pig with her little piglets, I bet you would guess that. You're just truly amazing!Delete
Mine, too, Tammy. Of course, I'm the Mama Pig and the babies are my five children...3 blondes and two brunettes :-) The Arizona Desert scene was the very last painting I did. Ever try canvas painting with acrylics in the hot desert sun? Not the easiest accomplishment, LOLDelete
I saw that you spent winters in AZ. My brother used to live there before he passed in '89. It's gorgeous there. I can see why you wanted to capture the beauty of the landscape on canvas. I can only imagine sitting in that heat to paint and what the heat would do to your paints! What a challenge! They are ALL beautiful Granny. Landscapes, stills, whimsical... in oil and acrylics. You can do it all!!Delete
Tammy, I did that one on site at Picacho Peak State Park, which lies about half way between Phoenix and Tucson. We parked our motorhome there for a month that winter, which happened to be the year the desert was in full bloom' They said it only happened like every ten years...or maybe it was 100 years. Whatever, it was a rare and absolutely gorgeous year. We went back a few years later for another desert in bloom, but it wasn't nearly as spectacular.Delete
OK, I'm so glad I didn't miss this post. Those paintings are great!!! I love them all, you area very talented. My personal faves are the mailboxes (reminds me of ours at the farm, ha) and the water pump (because it's just cool and pretty). Awesome!!!Delete
Those were ours and our neighbors mailboxes when we lived in our big house (kinda) in the country. Sans the big puddle of course. Artistic license. I'm also fond of the water pump, and I don't know what I did with it! It was in a picture group on the wall, but when I changed living room furniture, I change some pictures. I suppose it's in a big plastic storage box....somewhere!Delete
gosh darnit, granny, you made me cry at work.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry, Donna!Delete