Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

8/15/08

Spirit Sisters

The five palms trees in this painting look just like sisters. Are they actually related or just dear friends who think alike? We'll never know, since how plants relate to each other is not something we're often concerned about. I liked their similar appearance and height, and the way they had distanced themselves from the brush in the background. Perhaps some bird carried their seed to this little bit of higher ground and they were all able to flourish. Now they're proud and tall, and if there's enough land around them just a few inches above the swamp they'll be able to see their offspring grow up around them.

Many of us spend much of our lives in beautiful paradise on Marco Island, yet are unable to have our dear families near. I must admit to a little envy of those who have convinced their offspring to join here! At least we're not rooted to the spot and can take of to visit when we get missing them too much!

Spirit Sisters
7" x 5"
Sold

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love them; I think you may have a second career!!

Judy

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Hey, Judy, I'm sure you mean the little animals, not the sisters! Yea, it's quite a stretch for me but I'm enjoying it! Thanks for your comment! Jo-Ann

bonnieluria said...

Jo-Ann, the painting of the Sisters is lovely and endearing as well, your imagery in prose of how trees might wind up in the configuration they do.

I wonder about that too.

It's impossible to live in the places you and I do, and not be touched daily by the beauty of the natural world.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

You are so right and I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy the natural beauty around. The other side is that now we're looking to the east--perhaps a storm! Looks like this one passed you by!

bonnieluria said...

It passed and graciously left 4 inches of gently falling rain which we were desperate for.
We are always looking east til November, it's true.
And keeping fingers crossed.
Hope you're spared...

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