Snowstorm Stella & Perky Portulacas.
when all the talk was about Snowstorm Stella
that is supposed to be coming our way…
(could a snowstorm have a lovelier name?!)
And as I painted what started out to possibly be poppies,
they seemed to emerge as perky portulacas.
When I think of Grandma,
I think of portulacas.
Grandma had a next door neighbor and best buddy
who grew the most amazing portulacas.
I remembered hot, lazy summer evenings
with Grandma and her friend and the talks we had.
I remember all the things I learned about life and love
from these special times.
So as I smiled at the snowstorm with the most beautiful name,
I fondly reminisced about my Grandma and portulacas.
And these wild and loose and crazy
pink and orange flowers grew on the page
With joy and happiness
and gratitude and love.
Cheers & Hugs,