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Rare Tree Flower
BR497, 8" x 10" 18M

Needlepoint adaptation of photo by Wayne Kessley

Long Shot
By Barbara Russell

She’s lived for a thousand years
Shedding leaves, weathering nature’s fury
Surviving

How can a tree bloom only once in fifty years or never
Be sterile in part
And still a link in life’s continuance

Bracts like fluttering petals
Pale lime softened beauty
Amid star shaped flowers and buds
Fragrant and cream colored
Backed by robust stage of blue green

Not only survivor, but global connector
Native to the central forests of China
Her roots are world traveled
Intrepid Europeans wanted her

A tree near Lago Maggiore once bloomed to applause
Only five such occurrences in England over 100 year span
Despite the furious talents of British gardeners

And this week in my Pennsylvania community
Our Emmenopterys henryi is gloriously awash with flowers
Fan like display of blossoms embracing August light
Inviting admiration
Wearing lace cap
Regal lady of towering height

Celebration of odds defying bet realized
World may be at war
Nature triumphs


Writer’s Statement
I’ve lived life a determined optimist despite suggestions of my folly. Life’s diversity and surprise applauded in poetry is where I travel. It’s been a good week.    

— Barbara Russell

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Ritas Cherubs
BR511, 8"x10.5", 13M

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Ritas Girl on Chair
BR510, 5"x7.5", 13M

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Small Giraffe Circular
BR507, 5" diameter, 18M

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Tiger Eye Glass Case
BR509, 13M

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Small Lion Head
BR501, 4"x4", 18M

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Lion in Grass
BR502, 11"x10.5", 18M

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Goldfinch on Flower (Liz Hess Collection)
BR503, 9"x9", 18M

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Indigo Bunting (Liz Hess Collection)
BR504, 9"x9", 18M

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Leaving the Nest (Liz Hess Collection)
BR505, 10"x12", 18M

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Companions (Liz Hess Collection)
BR506, 10"x12", 18M

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God's Gift
BR500, 15 1/2"x11 3/4", 13M

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Impossible
BR498, 12"x11", 18M

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Heron Head
BR491, 4" diameter, 13M

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King Fisher
BR492, 4" diameter, 13M

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Ostrich Fern
BR483, 4"x8", 18M

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Peacock III
BR484, 14"x18", 18M

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Brande's Cat Doorstop
BR486, 9"x13.5", 18M

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Brande's Puffins Doorstop
BR487, 9"x13", 18M

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Brande's Garden Sampler
BR485, 12 1/4" diameter, 18M

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The Ox is Slow...
BR488, 13"x16", 18M

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California Gold Fern
BR490, 6"x6", 18M

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Peach Floral
BR493, 10"x10", 18M

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Sunflower Dog Collar
BR494, 12"x1", 18M

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Poppies Dog Collar
BR495, 12"x1", 18M

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