My first high school girlfriend…actually I thought she was a girlfriend, she thought I had a nice car…was named Susan. She had green eyes as I recall, not black.
There are lots of these growing here on the shoulders of the road. They got me thinking about her & then about high school & then on through the rest of my life. Funny how a flower can do that. So I clipped one, took it home, & drew it.
Footnote: (I know, it should be at the bottom) That girlfriend thing…we went and saw the last ELVIS concert he did in Atlanta, GA. Now isn't that reason to think she was a girlfriend? I mean c'mon!
Footnote #2: I know when one draws a plant they are supposed to talk about it and provide scientific information about it like the Latin name, point out the parts of the flower…pistals and such…but I was not in a scientific mood about this flower. I was actually kinda pissed at what that concert cost and how I thought she was my girlfriend, but she just liked my car. I even opened every door for her, and didn't try any hanky-panky! (truthfully, I wasn't very skilled at that anyway. Probably saved myself some embarrassment.)
To top it all off, poor Elvis was fat!
But he could still sing. He could sing.