Friday, 20 March 2009

The Light of Spring

North East artist Ingrid Sylvestre Tulips in the Light of Spring University of Durham Botanic Garden Yesterday afternoon at the Botanic Garden I prepared for the evening Launch of my Cactus House Mural. It had been an idyllic spring day, and the lingering afternoon sun glowed through the edges of leaf and flower.

What had earlier seemed a plastic tub of lovely 'Early Harvest' tulips took on the form of transcendent fire ...
North East artist Ingrid Sylvestre Durham artists UK
 
I put aside my work and followed the light down to the Woodland Garden. As the path curved by the rhododendrons the pink Acer came into view. Each of its twigs was haloed, holding me spellbound.


Young birches drew me in among their papery trunks, their branches crossed gracefully by the quiet water channel.


Beyond the dell, mellow sunlight gleamed green-gold on mighty trees.


I stepped back onto the path and headed for a very special evening.

North East artist Ingrid Sylvestre The Light of Spring University of Durham Botanic Garden

12 comments:

Diane C. said...

Those orange tulips look marvelous glowing like that. And the lighting on those trees is captivating. Extraordinary post!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Diane. The Botanic Garden is an extraordinary place!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Your photography and artwork is beautiful. You are very talented! I love all the trees!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Catherine! I am really glad that you like my blog!

Naturegirl said...

Stunning tulips!! I've been looking for some here in the desert area..havn't seen them yet!
I love your mural..you're gifted!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Naturegirl! Are you able to grow tulips in containers where you are?

Gardeness said...

Such a lovely post. The art is fantastic and the photos marvelous. Love those birch. We planted a couple in our backyard, framed up nicely by our picture window. Great blog.

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Gardeness, I'm glad you like my blog and really appreciate your comments!

Birches are among my most favourite trees.

Alice Joyce said...

Great post! take care, Alice

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Alice!

Shady Gardener said...

What a beautiful lighting! The Pink Acer is dancing! The last two look like renaissance paintings! Lovely!!

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you Shady Gardener! The Pink Acer does look as if it is dancing! There is also a group of hornbeams in the Botanic Garden that look like dancers.