“The Message” This is a special watercolor painting for me. The man in the painting is my late husband, Richard. This is the story. 5 years after his passing, I had decided to do some remodeling on my side yard to accommodate all my new irises plus some veggies. I had 1 special iris that I had purchased prior to his death.I bought it for it’s name “LLama Mama”. It was our dream to build a ranch and raise Alpacas.Needless to say it did not happen.Anyhow, this poor iris suffered through numerous moves and extreme conditions. It never bloomed! Once I had the the new raised beds put in, I moved this iris to it’s new home in front of my kitchen window. That year, it was the first iris to bloom and it has bloomed every year since! I believe in my heart that he was sending me a message that he approved of my decision and that he was still watching over me. He is my guardian angel who will always have a special place in my heart. Enjoy! Note: I felt so happy doing this painting.