Garden in bloom is a response to drought and soaring heat, a survival mechanism
of species to produce progenies before they succmb to such extreme condition.
(Acrylic on wood, AVR 2015)
The garden in glorious bloom is deceiving,
and deceiving is beauty, too;
yet true beauty is ephemeral and fleeting,
leaving behind a barren view.
Imprint of the scorching sun on a mossy wall (acrylic on wood, AVR 2015)
The scorching sun leaves its face on a garden wall,
leaving traces of spring in early fall.
A dying pond's resting place in acrylic AVR 2015
Gone is the pond but its bare bottom
of detritus matter;
where once Nymphaea bloomed
on its crystal water.