Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 08/22/13

Joy for Weary Hours Oil on canvas, 12x24 Please contact me for price and delivery/shipping information!

Joy for Weary Hours
Oil on canvas, 12×24
Please contact me for price and delivery/shipping information!

By Carrie Jacobson

Though we didn’t have a garden this year – a first in recent memory – the joys of the summer garden haven’t passed me by.

I’ve savored strawberries still warm from the sun, and sweet, thin-skinned cucumbers from my friend Pat’s garden.

I’ve served up squash and asparagus from Dulcie’s garden, so fresh you could nearly taste the breeze in them.

I’ve breathed the rich spice of roses, the heavy weight of gardenias, the soft powdery scent of camellias. I’ve smiled at the swaths of black-eyed susans that seem to be everywhere this year, and marveled at the showy frills of irises and lilies.

I’ve missed having my own gardens. But there’s always next year.

The title of this painting – my own little substitute garden – is the final stanza of a verrryyy long poem,  “The Poor Man’s Garden,”  by Mary Howitt:

Yes, in the poor man’s garden grow
  Far more than herbs and flowers—
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
  And joy for weary hours.

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2 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 08/22/13”

  1. Lynn Says:

    Like this one a lot, Carrie. I don’t have a garden any more. This year I didn’t even get any flowering pots to hang by the door. I’ll enjoy your garden instead. Thanks, Lynn

  2. carrie Says:

    thank you, Lynn, for your comment and support. I’m glad I’m not the only one not gardening this year!

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