Old Florida Peninsula

“Glades Silhouette”, 30×40, oil painting, ca. 1946

This painting by the late A. E. “Bean” Backus of Fort Pierce, Florida, was exhibited at Bean’s first Fairchild Tropical Garden’s show in 1946. This view is like much of the scenery on the Kennedy Space Center (which is in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge).

~ from the 2001 book “Southern Skies, Gentle Breezes, The Artistry of A.E. Backus” Sherry and Glenn Firestone

Author: www.rosesintherainmemoir.wordpress.com

Celebrating just over fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. I launched this INVITATION TO THE GARDEN blog the summer of 2017 on WordPress.com. I look forward to hearing your stories, too!

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