Saturday, November 5, 2011

winter is in the air, the last flowers

It's a lovely sunny but cold day out there today. I think what makes it seem so cold is the way that our temperatures have been fluctuating. One goes out in a thin jacket one day and is totally unprepared the next day for the cold. Oh well, it is only about 6 weeks until the first day of winter. Dare I say that word?
This morning I saw the plastic surgeon and I'm booked this Thursday to have a synovial (caused by osteoarthritis) cyst removed. It shouldn't take long and will require a few stitches. Luckily it is on my left hand.
After lunch, I did this little paint sketch of  a small stalk of sedum, Autumn Joy, from my front walkway. It is the only real bit of color left in the yard right now.
 While I really enjoyed all the colorful exuberance of summer's flowers, I must admit that I love the soft colors that come in November, all the soft greys, blues, beiges and the pastel, heathery pinks that you see in the sky and sometimes in the trees once the leaves are gone.

5 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very pretty....good luck with surgery

Anonymous said...

I can picture that with lots of french knots!! Love your gift Holly. Well at least the surgery is in an area you can mention!! LOL Phusia :)

Anonymous said...

Like the sketch of your sedum. I agree about French knots - it would be very pretty I think.

Sue W

Exuberant Color said...

I love the way the sedum flower changes color from the beginning of blooming all the way to the big freeze.

I hope your recovery is fast on your hand surgery.

Wendy said...

Love the sedum...I also agree with the french knot idea...in lovely wools.