Day 5: #rogertorypetersoninstitute Every morning I wake up, fix a cup of coffee on the little propane stove and go for a walk with Cutter. Cutter enjoys reading the dog newspaper, a new smell here, a new smell there, tells him the stories of the night. I enjoy the quiet and the warm glow from the building that spills onto the butterfly gardens.
A couple days ago, I noticed some women knelling in those gardens pulling weeds. I explained who I was and asked permission to take a few photos. I loved the colors and mix of activity. Those of you who are gardeners, know the amount of work that goes into having a beautiful garden. The same is true at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Members of the Jamestown Garden Club work at keeping the butterfly gardens as beautiful today as they were when Roger’s wife designed them.
I decided to paint this scene with oils to let the bold brush strokes lay down bright, vivid colors. Thank you to the Jamestown Garden Club, you help keep the butterfly gardens beautiful day and night.
“The Butterfly Gardens” Oil on Gesso Board, 8”x10” Available