Once again I pieced together from my files the various bits of information. The gladiolus bunch in the pail on the chair, the produce stand itself, the baskets of potatoes, the cat, and the vegetables of so many colours were added to a farm lane that ended at a house. I must mention too the many photos of Maia, the author’s daughter, which were so helpful for the construction of this tentative but concentrated pose.

This painting ended up in the author’s home. Strangely for such a complicated piece, it was the easiest to create. This road-side stand is so common in Mennonite country and yet so beautiful.

To see the other paintings in Winterberries and Apple Blossoms, click on the month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.