Summer Flower Doodle

Summer Flower Doodle – © Sue O’Kieffe 2008

So you see, imagination needs noodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering ~ Brenda Ueland


I wriggled and scrawled this flower onto paper a month or two ago and left it there, a little piece of whimsy unadorned. I rediscovered it the other night, colorized it and felt joy. Summer gardens are all around me, unpretentiously running amok with color. Everyday I see red poppies, not ornamental poppies, but red ones — just like their glorious orange California poppy sisters — only crimson. Who knew?

This doodle speaks to me of the freedom of nature, the dance with wind. How about you?

~Sue O’Kieffe

3 thoughts on “Summer Flower Doodle

  1. makes me think of the persistance of nature. We have some daylillies that come up along the edge of the building I live in… through the paved driveway. There must be a sliver of soil that they come up from year after year. I love it.

  2. Well, I sense that freedom too. But I also see a sort of a dog-like flower, ready to explore, to jump out of the page and go adventuring. I hate to admit this, but sometimes I think my flowers are escaping! This fellow portrays the adventurousness of them as they prepare to embark on their voyage of exploration!

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