"Let the beauty we love be what we do." Rumi

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Omnipresent, trees are so often taken for granted; they suffer from over exposure. We see them just as background, and except for perhaps a few days in spring or autumn, fail to notice their individual beauty. Forests provide shade, water conservation, soil enrichment, wood products for our shelter and oxygen for us to breathe. And still we don't notice or appreciate them! Ok, there is Arbor Day, but how often have you celebrated that? Framed in a black beaded wood frame, this little (3.5 x 5 inches) painting, 'Alder Grove' is my quiet homage to the common 'weed tree' of the Northwest, the Red Alder. There is always beauty if we are willing to look for it. It is available at Whidbey Art Gallery in Langley, Washington

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