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Thursday, June 26, 2008

In An English Country Garden



Fenland Flowers is a local business owned by family friends Tim & Dawn, so I popped round to see if they had any Iris. Sadly, there were none on the Friday delivery truck, so Dawn made a quick phonecall and within minutes her Father was at the garden gate with a huge bunch of Delphiniums and the last two Iris hand picked from his own garden.
Such a sweet thing to do!

I made a few sketches in my journal, I wish I could have given more time to them but I was busy washing and packing getting ready to stay with Joannie in Coltishall on the Sunday.
I have a sketch of each to remember the kind gesture though, a quick visual to spark the memory in the future.


6 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

Anita,

Everytime I comment on your flowers it seems you have drawn my favorite...well it happened again today...delphiniums...mmm..so beautiful! Loved the swett story that went with them too! :)

Joan said...

These are lovely!!!What a nice thing for him to do!

Borromini Bear said...

Beautiful sketches and a lovely memory!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I remember you telling me this iris story - makes a nice post. Are we likely to see a painting of the bearded iris we picked for you to take home from my garden??? or did it not survive the journey ??
Love the delphinium sketch - you capture the colours so expertly.

caseytoussaint said...

These are just beautiful, Anita!

Anita Davies said...

LOL! I love Delphiniums too Margaret, so pretty. Thanks for your kind comments.

Thank you all, it was such a lovely thing for him to do, the bunch he gave me were massive too! Bless him!

Joannie, your Iris did survive the journey, I did paint it and you did comment on that post! LOL! You can find it here:
http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2008/06/joannies-iris.html