about this first leaf of spring -
........how does this fragile offering
of nature survive the searing heat and violent storms of summer,
to drift at its own bidding from its tiny anchorage, with the coming of autumn."
For Heidi's Birthday 9/3/2000 - Watercolour
wash on Arches HP, Japanese stick ink,
white lettering gouache Wm Mitchell No.6. Original size 28 x 18cm