Thursday, December 17, 2009


My children, that is two of them anyway, take piano. Their teacher Lynn is the sweetest person. She is one of those people that just warms your heart when your around them. It is amazing how God puts people in your life in places you never dreamed.

Lynn teaches piano out of her house on Mondays. On other days of the week she and her cousin continue the cake business that their grandmother left them. She lives in what I believe to be her grandmothers old house. The house is one of those farm houses with the big country porch with swings and rockers; you know, were people use to stop and visit one another. The good old slow days ,where people took time to relax. The house is situated on the top of a hill overlooking pastures. The sky just seems so much bigger up there. My boys take piano, mom relaxes, and enjoys the beauty of God's creation. If Lynn knew how much I enjoyed her yard she might charge me for therapy.(: In the warmer months there seems to always be a cool breeze blowing up the hill. Aw www... how peaceful.
Well on one of those therapeutic days in spring, her dogwoods were in bloom. I had my camera with me and could not resist. The sky was a bright cobalt blue, as you can see from the photo. It was just breathtaking! Latter I decided to paint Lynn's blooms, and God's sky (yes, I know the blooms are God's, all of creation was created by him and for him, but you get what I mean.(: This painting was the most fun and relaxing; I did not worry with drawing it all out, I just painted. I enjoy impressionist painting; I know this disturbs some of my friends, but I love the bright colors, and the technique. I most enjoy works by Claude Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Degas and Seurat. (: I know my realist friends may not appreciate this as much, but thank you for loving me anyway. This painting puts a smile on my face every time I look at it and it brings me back to relaxing moments in Lynn's yard.(:


Under Southern Skies said...

It sounds very relaxing and nice, Mrs. B! Have you known her very long? The painting turned out great!

lemons to lemonade said...

I met her a few years ago when the boys started piano. Thank You(:

Ruth Ann said...

I LOVE that painting; it is so beautiful. What a great talent that is.

I know, sometimes it is hard to slow down, but we NEED to. We have some friends who are so lovely ~ we go to their place and feel right at home, and can sit there enjoying company, catching breath and all that good stuff...and it is refreshing. God is so good to provide these 'havens' for us.

Since I don't work on blogger much I don't know how to fix your problem. :( Have you tried googling to see if you could find out anything? Sometimes that helps me if I need to figure something out; the hardest part is trying to figure out how to word my question to get the answer to pop up. :)

Blessings to you today! Your comments on my blog are always so encouraging!

lemons to lemonade said...

Thank You Ruth Ann