Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hollyhocks


hollyhocks
Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Watercolor sketch at the Kauffman Memorial Garden. The kids call it Rocky's garden because there's a large tom cat named Rocky who is the resident pest control specialist. Mostly he sleeps in his basket in the solarium or in one of the large potted palm tree pots. The kids can pet him and he just lays there and purrs. I never knew what hollyhocks were and I'd seen these flowers and didn't know what they were called. Funny. My mom didn't garden much and my grandparents did but we didn't hang around them much. I'm just now in my life learning these things.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hi MElinda,
Thanks for your nice comments on my site. I do seewhat you mean about the grays in the foreground. Nice touch. I also like the hollyhocks alot!
Lindsay

Kathleen Marie said...

This is so delicate and sweet. I love the simple composition. Perfect.