Spring

Spring
Spring

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“SPRING” is an original watercolor painting by Janice Peroni, resident of the Garden State, New Jersey. Janice is a Quadriplegic and is aided by the use of a wheelchair. Janice paints with the restricted use of her arms and hands. Her paintings come alive with color and movement. This greeting card was reproduced from an original artwork by Janice Peroni for THASC Sales Co. who has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.
“SPRING” is an original watercolor painting by Janice Peroni, resident of the Garden State, New Jersey. Janice is a Quadriplegic and is aided by the use of a wheelchair. Janice paints with the restricted use of her arms and hands. Her paintings come alive with color and movement. This greeting card was reproduced from an original artwork by Janice Peroni for THASC Sales Co. who has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.

The happiest time of year for most New Englanders who abhor winter is the arrival of Spring. The sudden bursts of plants and flowers making their way through the still somewhat solid ground is inspiring that finally we will have some reprieve from the cold and snow.

20140509_144237-2When I first saw Janice Peroni’s painting, it immediately brought me back to the lilacs that my Mom loved so much. They were not the first to bloom so we all waited patiently for their lovely scent. My parents had them planted in specific places, one of them being right outside the bedroom windows. We all knew when they arrived as that distinct scent came flowing threw the half-opened windows to wake us up.

One of the sad things about Spring is that it doesn’t last very long. The flowers, that is. To have six long months of a barren winter compared to about three weeks of flowers, seems just not fair, but that is probably why we relish it so much. My favorite flower has always been the rose, but originally there were no roses in my back yard. Other gorgeous flowers like lilacs, sunflowers, hyacinths, daffodils, irises, lily of the valley and azaleas covered most of the garden beds.

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When I bought my childhood home back after thirty-five years, one of the first things I wanted to do was to plant roses….and roses I did. Roses are late bloomers, which was for me a good thing because I always had them in the end after most of the others were gone. I planted them everywhere: wherever I could find an open spot. After having been away almost a month, when I lifted my blinds I was so surprised to see a garden full of roses!

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So I notice my calendar that says June 16th and I know we officially have 5 more days of Spring and all its beauty. The grass and bushes around the house are green and full again.
The warm temperatures remind us that summer is finally arriving in New England.

Janice Peroni must have thought the same thing when she painted her watercolor of lilacs and roses. For me a perfect combination for Spring.

Please join me and the precious people of THASC Sales Co. again
on Thursday for more lovely visions of life.
Until then…Enjoy the last days of Spring!

-Maria

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THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com

6 thoughts on “Spring

  1. tesoromio315 June 16, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Springtime is lovely for weddings. Happy
    Spring, Linda.

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  2. dana burdick June 16, 2015 / 9:16 am

    Maria,

    I love flowers. Roses are my favorite flower! I love the flowers,you planted. Your parents would of loved them to,and they would have been very proud of you. The gardener you have become. Keep up the good work. Love the flowers

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    • Maria June 22, 2015 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you, Dana look forward to your replies every time I write. You are right. My Dad and MOM would have loved watching me do the gardening, and thanks to teddy, my yard looks beautiful agin!!!

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  3. tesoromio315 June 17, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Thanks, Dana. But my garden wouldn’t look half as nice without Teddy’s help. Enjoy the rest of Spring!

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  4. Rosaleen Melone June 22, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Maria, lilacs, too, are my favorite flower. When I was a little girl, I asked my parents to get me a lilac bush for my birthday. All these years later the bush still grows and even though I now live in the Caribbean where lilacs can’t grow due to the warm climate, I think of my beautiful little lilac bush when Spring arrives and long for its sweet intoxicating fragrance. Thank you for the memory, Maria, and your lovely story! ~ R xo

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  5. Maria June 22, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Rosaleen, what a lovely comment!!! I am so happy you can leave a comment now and hope that will continue. I will have to look at 40 Poppy each Spring now and look for your sweet lilac bush. Thank you so much for writing and for the nice comment!!!!

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