Tuesday, May 27, 2008

And here is another one in the Romance-series.

Romantic Pollen Spreading,
encaustic art
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My very very old apple trees bloom wonderfully this week. I am sad to say that this does not result in many apples though hehehe but they look gorgeous in spring and I do not want to cut them down hard because they will be great climbing trees for any gran children one day.


Lori McNamara said...

I love your romantic abstracts! Those apple trees are so nice, they would make lovely paintings if you are ever in the mood for realism. Have you tried hand-pollinating the blossoms? That works for me sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I greatly enjoy the way that you tie in your love of your old, beautiful apple trees, that bore a large amount of fruit in their day, but that bear little more than blossoms now, with the fact that someday your grandchildren might enjoy climbing the trees. These latest additions to your Romance Series of encaustic paintings continue to be about love, but your comments bring in the later fruit of that love, grandchildren, so that the viewer is seeing romance as a progression of love. I think that you will make a wonderful grandmother someday!

I agree with Lori that you should paint some realistic paintings. I have seen some of yours and they are very good!

Cecelia said...

These are lovely! Our climate is too warm for apple trees. But the peach and pear trees are beautiful in the spring.
I just wondered if, where you are, there is the problem of the bees disappearing, as has happened here. It could be that your apple trees just have passed the time when they bear much fruit, could be the weather, or maybe there are fewer bees to pollinate.
No one seems to know what has happened to the bees. It's very strange.
The bees were terrible for a few years. They loved to gather around the trash cans at school, where students would throw away their drinks and snacks. Then they started coming into the classroom, if anyone had a drink in there. At home, they were equally bad around our trash cans. Then, a couple of years ago, we heard on the news that the bees were disappearing. And I realized that we had no more bees around our trash cans. I haven't seen one since.
We have a pear tree in the back yard that used to have a lot of pears. An elderly man had a few pear trees in his yard a couple of miles away. The man died, a tornado hit the trees, and they were all taken down. Since then, our tree has had very few pears. It has quit blooming in the spring, but now has a few blossoms in the fall. Last winter, it didn't lose any leaves. And we did have a few days of cold weather and snow on the first day of Spring Break!
We have a large univerity here. I would love to find out from them what they know
We thought we had a bunch of bees returning, with some very small bees, but we called some beekeepers and they sprayed under our house for a nest of Ground Dwelling Yellow Jackets. They looked just like small bees!
Good luck with your trees. That sounds great. We seem to fight poison ivy around our old oak trees that would make great places for kids to play.