phil's folk style painting on wood is the perfect "slow" method for illustrating the column called "Slow Lane". Here are the images for the four 2011 gardening seasons for Country Gardens :
Winter/Spring - Snowdrops
Late Spring - Rhubarb
Summer - Spiderweb
Fall- Fall Fruit
"Earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Karen Weire-Jimerson included that great quote in her article "From Barren to Brilliant: Early spring bulbs are colorful antidotes to a drab winter". phil created the snowdrops below to accompany this article in the early Spring issue of Country Gardens. This was posted while watching snow drift by outside - can't wait to see my first spring flowers!