Every Leaf a Flower

Autumn Watercolor of frozen bird bath by karen Hines www.kshines.com

In Autumn, a thin sheet of ice covers half of the bird bath. Watercolor by Karen Hines. KShines.com

I vacillate between happy and sad this time of the year;  mostly happy.  Sad because last night was the first frost of Autumn.  I went down to the garden and picked a big bucket of flowers in the afternoon before the killing frost.  Then when I was browsing through a magazine I came upon a quote that I love:  “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  by Albert Camus.  This morning I understand what he was saying even more.  As the sun crested the horizon my Ash tree was spectacular.Every Leaf a flower in the Fall

I walked around the yard with renewed enthusiasm.  So much color!

I snapped a photograph of the brilliant berries of my dogwood.

I guess we always have to take the good with the bad.  I thought that the berries of my dogwood tree were beautiful and worthy of a photograph,  maybe worthy of a painting!


Look carefully for the marmorated stinkbug on the leaf to the left!



They are not welcome insects!Dogwood and marmolated stinkbug  But we take the good with the bad (and the ugly).

Enjoy the day,  K






About Karen Hines Art

I am an artist living in the mountains of Virginia and expressing my love of nature through painting.
This entry was posted in flora and fauna, Nature, New River Valley, Quotes, Trees, watercolor and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s