Sunday, May 11, 2008
Sensual, Sensual Spring
One of the greatest pleasures in my life is to watch things grow. The top photo is the first harvest of peppers. These would make a great painting I think. The bowel is one that I did hand building clay, glazing and firing.
The next two photos are my day lilies - they finally are blooming after two or three years off and are being generous with their blooms!
Then, the orange tree has finished blooming and the tiny oranges are coming on - I'll be alert this year and spray them with an oil to keep the bugs away and buy a tent for them so the birds won't peck them.
Sex, sex, everywhere. I find it amazing and awesome that God created us with so much connection to the earth's plants - the soft folds of flowers, the alert pistol of the plant - all for reproduction...and I dare say, our viewing pleasure. I think of Georgia O'Keefe, master painter of flowers, out there in the dessert, painting even skulls and bones with a softness and visual allurement.
I watch the blooms on the squash plants and the cucumbers begin to form into the vegetable. I'm thinking too, as well, God made those not only for pleasure, but for purpose - like we are made - I wonder if they experience pleasure in their reproduction and growing?