All posts by Sheila T Illustrated

I love my God, my country, my family, my job, time with friends, sitcoms and photography. I like crowds, walking in falling snow or summer rain, chocolate, wine tastings, weekend campfires, and travel by plane, train, tour bus and automobile.

Lavender blue … Lavender green

I titled this whimsy Dilly, Dilly because the colors reminded me of a song by Burl Ives, one of my Dad’s favorite American folk singers.

Also because a dilly, by definition, is something unusual, extraordinary, remarkable, similar to the abstracts I like to create from a photograph I have taken. This whimsy, or dilly, I created from an image of lavender wildflowers in May in a luscious green woods nearby.

According to Wikipedia, Ives’ version of the 17th-century English song “Lavender Blue” became his first hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its use in the 1949 Walt Disney film, So Dear to My Heart.

After listening to Lavender Blue (and other Ives ballads) in my impressionable years, the Snowman in the holiday TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his songs became so dear to my heart!

This photo abstract pulls warm and fuzzy memories from the deep recesses of my mind!

Thank you, Daddy … and “Big Daddy”!

Abstract of wild flowers in May
Dilly, Dilly: Abstract of wild flowers in May