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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Season's End

The first time I laid eyes on this incredible English landscape painting, was in my hometown museum, I was smitten.
Depicting the ordinary, mundane chores of a gardener, at seasons end.
It reminded me of watching my grandfather, as he put his garden to rest after a successful growing season,  piles of now-spent rhubarb leaves, and endless stacks of  withered flowers.
I couldn't have been more than four years old at the time, but what an impression those days left on my early life.
A season ending, to begin again anew in just a few short months.
 
 

                                                                     Evening_Brockham
 
               Edward Wilkins Waite  (14 April 1854 – 1924)
 
 

14 comments:

Janneke said...

Wonderful painting and it does remind me to my grandfather too.

Louca por porcelana said...

Very beautiful.

Kathy said...

I have never seen this painting before. I love it. It just evokes a feeling of fall -- a winding down for the winter months of sleep in the garden. Beautiful!

donna baker said...

Love all things 'cottage' and no one does it better than in the UK. Winter - meh.

L. D. said...

Great memories of grandfather. I know that the painting is so beautiful and expressive of the landscape. It definitely is fall and the wheel barrow is finished with its work.

DJan said...

A garden at rest, and a dear gardener surveying his world. Love it, Jo. :-)

NotesFromAbroad said...

What a wonderful and moody painting .. Autumn is my favorite time of year .. I wish I were in NY right now to enjoy those freshly picked apples and the smell of the crisp Fall air full of autumn leaves drifting down.

Collie222 said...

It is peaceful and lovely, do you have a copy of it? It's the kind of painting that makes you wish you could step inside...

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Love that picture. I love this time of year. In England its just before those beautiful chilly frosty mornings, hoare frost and all the frozen spiders webs.
Not like that in Michigan it will go from hot to snow.
Janice

Claire said...

This is a beautiful painting. I'm ready for the final cleanup of my garden and the restful winter months. I think that may still be weeks away. Temps here are still in the 80s and flowers still need watering. Love your posts! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your gardens.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't this painting wonderful.
Showing scenes of times gone by. I love how the artist uses the Autumnal colours.

All the best Jan

annie said...

I wish I could paint like that. Just wonderful.

Susie said...

Jo, I love this beautiful painting too. I wish I had a grandfather in my life while growing up. I was blessed with a guardian angel, she and her husband were grandparents to me. They are gone and I love them still. I actually just put some flowers on their graves Saturday. Blessings to you sweet Jo....you always show us the prettiest pictures and cite the best poetry. xoxo, Susie

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

What a great painting, Jo! I started putting the garden to bed this past weekend, but there is still a ton left to do. I need me a clone!! :)