Friday, June 3, 2016

Found Art Friday 204

Dear Ones,
Having time for Breathing Lessons has been strange, but we must continue doing this:
Breathe long, breathe low, breathe slow as though each day may contain a potential opera in the diaphragm area
We are already so over the #hashtag already. 
Eschscholzia californica
We are not over California Poppies though, in fact, we can't get enough of them!!! 

We love the vigorous and uproarious way that poppies spread and take root in minor cracks
of organic matter.

Open Ground Studios, Seaside, California
Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's poppies.  Easily, they share themselves and just as easily they get eaten by gophers.  In rainy or parched years, they unabashedly prevail and bring about complete Art Ranger Admiration.   

Now, speaking of poppies and admiration, we have been enraptured by an old shoebox of photos this week:
There he is! Our Father Bob on Bike Trip (in Italy or France?) stops to paint Wild Poppies.

Gone now for twelve years,  he continues to inspire.  He tasted and tested and tried everything possible, living life with such gusto! - while always taking time to savor the flowers (or the whatevers). 

The Art Ranger may soon be on summer recess, but we hope you will join us in watching out for unexpected beauty: