Saturday, 29 January 2011

Polyanthus moment

Was having a general clear up of the laptop, and found some paintings I had scanned. So, before I chuck them away ( the scans that is - the paintings have long since found walls to hang on ) I thought I'd pop some here. Can't hurt.

I love polyanthus. It's that time of the year again. There is a nursery near me that fills it's greenhouses with thousands of them. It's just full on colour and scent. And dirt cheap. And it takes me ages to choose as I have to inspect every colour combination going. I do grow them at home as well, but nothing means spring is coming like those greenhouses. Then you bring them in and sit them on the windowsills, above the central heating, and the warm air drifts up their scent to snag you every now and then, stop you, just for a second, ambushed by their promise. 

Gonna have to go get me some now.


  1. Yes, my first thought was "spring" too - a cheery reminder that new life is on its way.

  2. Wow... he paints! Beautiful colors!