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Monday, February 29, 2016

Pam’s Basket and a Lady Slipper ~ Genie Robinson ~ Flowers

"Knowledge is power..
   knowledge is safety...
knowledge is happiness."
~Thomas Jefferson

This pretty little basket was made for me some 30 years ago by our art teacher, Pam Tinsley, back when we taught together at Highland Belle Middle School.  I have used it over and over again through the years, and it is still in pristine condition. It is one of my favorite things in which to place fresh flowers.  I need to learn where to place my journal in order not to get all the noise in the photos. This one is full of it.

The yellow Lady’s Slipper was sketched using Dr. Oscar Gumption’s book Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. Dr. Gupton was a professor in the Department of Biology at Virginia Military Institute here in Lexington, VA. My son continues to be good friends with his son, Craig.


  1. Nice Stories to go with your drawings! Thanks for all the information!


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