Thursday, 12 October 2017

Leaves and flowers


Flowers are showy but the leaves do all the work of feeding the plant.

Flowers are necessary for there to be fruit, but there need to be a lot more leaves than flowers to provide the food for that fruit to grow.

Behind the scenes work, day after day slog, hard yakka as they say here is Australia - it's what gets things done. Leaves have to work hard for there to be growth and a harvest.

There are times when it feels that the leaf work is all that we're doing and there doesn't seem to be much to show for it. But the season for flowers and fruit comes along eventually. For some plants the flowering season only comes along every few years, not every summer.

So hang on in there.

The harvest will eventually come.


And I'm getting my act together enough to join in with Paint Party Friday this week. Hop on over there to see what people have been creating this week.



13 comments:

  1. I really like what you have done here and enjoy your work on Instagram. Your post is a good reminder for me right now. My orchid plants are green and healthy, but no blooms. I need to respect the work they are doing for me. Happy PPF

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  2. Tracy, your leaf art is beautiful in design and gorgeous colors. I also like your words, something we need to remember about life.

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  3. lovely page with its layers and mark making. happy PPF!

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  4. Loved the leaf/flower analogy! Much food for thought!

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  5. Gorgeous page...funny how nature imitates life too in your leaf analogy!! Great post!!

    Peace Giggles

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  6. Wonderful page and true words. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. Lovely colours and patterns and your sentiments about leaves and flowers really made me think!

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  8. What a lovely art journal page! Have a creative Sunday and happy PPF - Irma

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  9. Ohhh this is a wonderful piece of art. You worked the colors perfectly.

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  10. Such bright and lovely colors. I was fascinated--I wanted to look and keep on looking. Beautiful!

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  11. A beautiful journal page! I like your thoughts on the leaves, nature can teach us many useful lessons.

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  12. So beautifull! I like it very much.
    Frauke

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