Sycamore - 733
© Robin Edmundson, watercolor, 24 x 18 inches. 
Framed to 32 x 24 inches.  $750

Hello lovely friends!  

I've been thinking a lot lately about the things in my life that are anchors.  Anchors keep one from drifting, but they can also weigh one down. 

Lately, I've been examining my anchors and deciding which ones need to go, which I need, and which ones I take for granted.  I've been looking at the things I regularly do, regularly expect, regularly see, regularly dismiss.  

One of my daily anchors is a walk all the way up the road to where I can see Lane's cow pasture.  I bow to the cows and turn around and come back home.  Along the way I pass a dozen physical anchors to my life here:  The elderberry bush, the tree trunk that looks like a dinosaur head, Keith's old wellhouse, the haybale that got away from Doug last year and rolled down the hill and wedged itself between the sassafras scrub and the fence next to the road, the oak tree that finally finished dying this year, the oak tree that came down six years ago and is now host to scores of fungus, the place where you can hear the waterfall way back in the woods, the rabbits that I meet every morning on the road [they sit motionless and watch me pass and will not run as long as I am quiet and don't look at them].  The big mossy sycamore tree next to the creek. 

I love that tree.  The tree is old and since it is so close to the creek, it is covered with moss all year long.  It is support to grape vines and poison ivy and virginia creeper.  Ferns and wildflowers shelter in the hollows between its roots. It is home to a dozen kinds of moss and lichens. In the winter, that bright green moss glows brightly and it is a balm to my soul.  

I spent a lot of time this spring considering that tree.   Blessing that anchor in my daily walk.  I did a lot of studies of that tree this spring.  My favorite is above.

You can see the piece in person at my show this month at the Venue in Bloomington, Indiana.   [114 S Grant St.].   It runs now through the end of July.  The opening reception is Friday July 10 from 5-8 pm.  This is our first reception of covid, so we're figuring things out as we go.  If you're able to get out and about, I'd love to see you. I promise I'll be wearing a mask and I won't stand too close [though not being able to give you a hug will probably kill me.]
I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon and sharing my new work with you!  Be well!

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If you'd like to see more versions of my favorite tree, you can see them HERE.  Which is your favorite?

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