Garnet in Gloaming

4″ square oil on panel.

On a cold, rainy, winter day, nothing delights me more than looking out and seeing our Juniper trees covered in cardinals. It is almost as if God decorated for Christmas.

Available $35 message me to buy Julianacrownover@gmail.com

We and Our Shadow

4’x3′ mixed media

Walking to School series No• 15

“Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.” -Jean de La Fontaine

I count the friendship between these two among my biggest blessings.

Scarlet poppy

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Today and yesterday’s flowers look really good together, I like the way they are facing each other. Perhaps they are engaged in a serious conversation, or just some chatty flower small talk. Here they are on my easel, the photo doesn’t really capture the intensity of the orange.

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Gaudy Weed

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The Poppy
BY JANE TAYLOR
High on a bright and sunny bed
A scarlet poppy grew
And up it held its staring head,
And thrust it full in view.

Yet no attention did it win,
By all these efforts made,
And less unwelcome had it been
In some retired shade.

Although within its scarlet breast
No sweet perfume was found,
It seemed to think itself the best
Of all the flowers round,

From this I may a hint obtain
And take great care indeed,
Lest I appear as pert and vain
As does this gaudy weed.