"Grape Hyacinths"

Cow paddies to indigo



Grape Hyacinths

Nancy Herman

6" x 8"

oil on canvas board


When I was growing up I lived on a farm.  In order to get to my friend's house I had to cross through cow grazing meadows.  This was somewhat hazardous, as I had to watch out for cow "paddies" on the way and was never sure how friendly those great beasts were.  

One day in early spring I was on my way for a visit when suddenly I saw at least an acre of grape hyacinths spreading before me.  The cow paddies had turned into a glorious show of indigo.  Like Wordsworth and his dafodils I will never forget that experience and often summon it up when "in vacant or in pensive mood" to bring joy to my spirit.

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