My gardens on canvas
June 13, 2010
One year ago, on my 50th birthday, my children gave me one of the most special gifts I have ever received. The kids commissioned a local, talented artist, Lynda Peterson, to paint a picture of my gardens as a birthday gift.
Lynda wanted to know when my favorite time in the gardens was, and I mentioned that I love to stroll through the gardens at dusk, after all my work is done for the day. She came one evening to take photos of the gardens before dusk, to help her capture the light and mood that she wanted to portray on the canvas.
So here I am, strolling through the gardens with a cup of coffee, taking time to enjoy the flowers one last time before the dark chases me inside. I believe she captured the mood and the light just perfect; she truly created a masterpiece.