This weekend was our local "Garden Trail Walk", and many beautiful gardens were open to the public. My sisters garden was amongst them.
I've watched her and our mother labor away in her garden for months now, delicately planting, weeding, and pruning.
She has a wonderful garden, filled with surprises. Art scenes, sculptures, twists and turns all over the place, and at it's center, a one hundred year old fig tree, huge and glorious.
In the back corner she has a mini orchard, a series of fruit trees, each one being different.
Of course, in late spring, her lemon tree was in it's full glory. In fact, my mother and my daughter spent many joyful hours making lemonade to sell at the event. To everyone's surprise, their little enterprise made over $200, all of which will be donated to the local elementary school.
There were hundreds of people filing through her garden all afternoon, and it was such a joy to see her labor of love so vastly appreciated.
(This sketchbook page is a simple watercolor and ink sketch of her lemon tree, done in Sennelier Watercolors in my Stillman & Birn "Zeta" Series Sketchbook.)
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