Henri Matisse is credited with many paintings, and the one pictured above, Nasturtiums with the Painting Dance, is not only a favorite of mine, but it is one that all 80 + things that I grow in my rooftop garden enjoy. Hence, it is the general consensus of the things which I grow in my garden, and I, that we include it, and give a shout out to Matisse himself on this December the 31st; the last post for the 2011 calendar year.
This should have come as no surprise to me, given the feelings my Actinida kolomikta and Actimida (Kiwi Vines), expressed during their roles as the narrator of my first garden themed movie, The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost. And if you'd like to see my first endeavor, you can find it within my You Tube Library with my other virtual stories. The aforementioned movie is now considered a virtual story, and I subsequently have been producing virtual stories for clients (that, in addition to garden themes, cover an array of topics of their choice such as vow renewal ceremonies, memorials and product promotions).
And now without further ado, in honor of Henri Matisse and of my 2011 Tropaelum majus (Nasturtium) here is the slide show, which will hopefully bring some joy to you dear reader, on this last day of 2011, before you head out to ring in the new year.