Monday, November 5, 2012

Flower Fields - Ruth Andre

At one time I was involved with a wholesale flower business. The company grew acres and acres of flowers for market that extended across the country and around the world. It was a very fast paced business with flowers being grown, cut, processed and shipped as quickly and with as much care as possible. The business took many hands. It started with planting the flower seeds that would grow and be harvested in time for seasonal holidays. You always wanted rain but not too much. You worried for the cold and the heat. The flowers were then processed and packed and shipped by truck, bus, train and planes. Each shipper had its own schedule and timing was everything. Growing and selling flowers is a beautifully challenging business and has made for, "A Painting Day". 

"Flower Fields" 6x4 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

1 comment:

Theresa Paden said...

You have had an amazing life and it's so fun to read about your adventures! I like the contrast of the green and orange in this piece.