Sunday, May 4, 2014

White Daisies and a Southern Plantation Tour - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

 Life's Peachy White Daisies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Life's Peachy White Daisies was just about dry by the time I arrived home from my New Orleans visit - I had the great good fortune to be the guest of Sylvia Arb, a lovely artist and teacher, a history buff, and an amazing hostess to boot. She took me to one of the grandest plantations in Louisiana, The Sugar Palace, also known as Houmas House. Seems only appropriate I should visit that one first, don't you think, especially since we capped it off in their restaurant with chocolate creme brulee...!

Read more about Houmas House Here

Here are some photos from the tour. This was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had, and standing under 700 year old Live Oak trees was awe inspiring. My husband and I have a four year old Live Oak in our back yard we love. The nursery told us they grow slowly, and will last for years, when we planted it. I had no idea this was such an understatement. To stand next to a living being that is close to 1000 years old was humbling. There was a silence and a stillness beneath these moss laden trees, even though children were playing in the paths around the base of the trees, and families were sitting on benches nearby enjoying the shade. If Heaven has trees, this is how they'd look!

The Sugar Palace

Every plantation had a bell....

Feeling like France!

Ancient forests of the South

Susan was a fabulous
tour guide/Southern Belle!

Flowers in the studio with cuties

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