Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter Gardens

This lovely painting, from a whole brilliant collection of Women and Gardens, has brightened a rainy gray day (along with a deep blue and white pottery dish of carnitas and guacamole and black beans, and a blood orange margarita:  my lunchtime treat, with paperback mystery set in Scotland in hand).

I've spent the afternoon listening to Mozart masses, as well—a kind of sound-garden, as sunny as can be.  One of my favorite of his spiritual pieces is this, the Laudate Dominum from his Vesperae Solennes.  Like flowers, cut from a summer painting, I keep it indoors with me as the rain refreshes things outdoors.

image:  Edmund Tarbell, Mercie Cutting Flowers

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