Sunday, September 25th, 2022

New: “Azalea”

I’ve passed this old house countless times. It’s one of those old Cape Cod homes, built a century or two ago, that over the years has slowly fallen into a state of decay as its owners age. Years ago, with fresh paint, solid architecture and beautifully maintained grounds, it was at it’s peak of grandeur. But years of unintentional neglect has taken its toll. A wheelchair ramp has been added for the elderly woman who lives there. The paint is faded down to raw clapboard, trim boards have rotted and fallen off, cardboard has been taped over broken windows, and the lawn is weeds. But this past Spring, while driving by one late morning, the sun illuminated the house like a stage light, and the shrubs planted many years ago glowed with lively color…seeming to have escaped the ravages of time. “Azalea” 48 x 36 o/c

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