My Wink From Heaven

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The first Tiger Lilies of the season.

Yesterday, I had a little wink from Heaven.  It was Mary and my thirtieth wedding anniversary.  We did dueling blogs about how we met at The Blind Date – Her Side and The Blind Date – His SideThe day before that I posted a watercolor called The Tiger Lily, and I talked about how they were my favorite flower and I felt compelled to bring them home for Mary.  I also, mentioned that they were late bloomers.

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Lovin’ the woods!

I was in the woods yesterday and had the girls with me, Blitz and Teka.  I stopped at one of our usual water holes so the girls could drink, swim and air out.  We walk over to the creek and lo and behold there were Tiger Lilies, lots of them.  I don’t remember seeing them on our anniversary before.  They were early this year.  I could almost hear the wink!  I wish I had bought a lottery ticket.

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Lovin’ these Tiger Lilies!

So, of course I picked a bouquet of them as I am compelled by contract to do.  Then I threw in a couple of Columbine for good luck.

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Columbine for good luck.

I placed them into a lovely silver vase to create the perfect ambiance.  Just call me The Florister Artist.

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Martha Stewart eat you heart out, The Florister Artist is in the building!

Blitz and Teka helped.

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Teka searches for the perfect Tiger Lily, or squirrel.

They celebrated with me and we were ready to go.

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Nothing gets a girl to roll in the grass like beautiful flowers.

All that was left to do was deliver the package.  For that I used FTD, or Forester’s Dirty Truck.  Hey, it gets the job done.

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FTD special delivery.

The flowers were delivered along with kisses and hugs.  Mission accomplished and Mary was all smiles, although she did pitch the vase.  Excuse me, I mean recycled the vase to be precise.  Then we enjoyed a beautiful and delicious dinner of stir fry and egg fu yung that she made for us.  The stir fry was more colorful than the flowers.  It was a lovely and quiet anniversary.

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Colorful stir fry. It’s making the flowers look dull.

So, do you think it was pure coincidence or was it divine intervention.  I know what I think.  I think those Tiger Lilies were my little wink from heaven.

The Tiger Lily

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Tiger Lily

The Tiger Lily is one of my favorite wild flowers.  It is a late bloomer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and it prefers riparian zones.  When it blooms I am compelled to pick a batch to bring home to my honey.  In fact, it is the one I like to bring her the most.  That is why I picked this flower to paint.  Now Mary can have them all year.  I sketched this painting a number of years ago.  It is based on a picture I took a long time ago and have since lost.  Without the original photo I had to wing it.  I hope Mary likes it.  I think it is the last watercolor that I had started, but not completed.  It is now time to move on to new works.