Tuesday, July 27, 2010


“All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.”
- Joseph Jourbert


5″ x 7″ Acrylic on Ampersand Clayboard

This one just makes me happy when I look at it.  There’s just something about sunflowers.
Did you know there was a National Sunflower Association?

This photo was printed from their gallery.  It is okay to post this, as long as I tell you where I found the photo.

Can you imagine how breathtaking it would be to happen upon this wonderful field of sunflowers?  Wow!  :)

Joubert, Joseph (1754-1824). Author of pensées, maxims, and some remarkable letters. He was early in contact with Diderot, and later a friend of Chateaubriand, Bonald, Fontanes, Chênedollé, and other major figures of the age. Suffering from poor health, he led a retired life, except for serving under Napoleon in the education ministry.

Much admired for the concise, accurate, at times witty quality of his writing, he refused to compose any work of length, preferring the private ‘carnet’, in which he combines a classical quest for concision with an introspective, analytical bent. He writes in the La Rochefoucauld tradition, but with a more tolerant, even Epicurean view of mankind; his critical judgements on writers are often remarkable for their acuity. A collection of his Pensées was published by Chateaubriand in 1838, followed by the fuller Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondance, published by P. de Raynal in 1842.

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