I’m glad to be back home in Corvallis after several months in Tennessee. It was a weird homecoming, which involved some unexpected surgery, but I’ve catalogued my sketchbooks from my last year on the road, and am preparing for a sketchbook exhibition titled “Road Trip!” next month. Watch for details soon!
There is an older home in my neighborhood that has “naturalized” crocus carpeting the whole front of the property, even spreading on the south side to part of the neighbor’s lawn. I don’t know whether they hired a crew of squirrels to do the planting, or if it just happened all by itself. For two or three days each spring, we all walk past gasping at the sheer numbers, then – poof! – they’re gone, and we can barely remember which house it was. Fleeting glory! Early spring here in Oregon seems like a good idea at the moment… but I’m pretty sure we might change our minds come about July when it gets much drier.
I was purposely trying for a “loose” approach here, with plenty of spatters and splashes and not many lines. It seems to fit the general wilderness effect of this “lawn”, which only a few days from now will be adrift in dandelions.