I met Gail today while trespassing in her front yard. She was on her way to check the mail and here I was standing there taking some pictures. I yelled out to alert her that there was someone tip toeing through her tulips. She yelled back, ” I’ll be right there”. Now I already liked her cause she had these tulips and the cutest front porch ever. We struck up a conversation about these tulips and how the light was hitting them just right.
Then she made my heart skip a beat by sharing she is an artist. You all know there isn’t 1 degree of seperation between a flower gardener and an artist. She uses oils and recently painted these tulips. She sold the painting to a lady in New York. I had to know more and ask if we could do an interview in the near future. She promised we could. But the story doesn’t end here…………
It turns out that Gail’s husband knows my precious Nana and Uncle Bim from my stories about the Mountain House. I was thrilled. I’ll get with him later and talk his ears off. His parents were life long friends with my Nana and Uncle Bim and both have strong connections with the historic community of Old Salem, NC. I love to meet those folks who can trace their families back to the original North Carolinians.
Let’s look some more at Gail’s tulips and her very tastefully decorated front porch.
Stay tuned as I continue to take you on a tour of the Spring bloomers in my neighborhood. The tulip above is just a peek of more blooms to come.
I see that bad storms are arriving this afternoon. I’m glad I took all these pictures before the blooms were destroyed. We are under a tornado watch too. If my power goes out, I’ll be in the storm cellar. I hope you folks in Tennessee are safe.
Thanks Gail and I look forward to the interview and showing off your paintings. I’m so glad you are my neighbor.