I received my first seed catalog last week. I'm certainly only an amateur gardener, and I seldom order from catalogues. But receiving the first reminder of what's to come from a snow covered mailbox that sits out in the 5° weather is a perennial delight this time of year. This painting of "Forgotten Garden IV" is one of my favorites. In fact I liked it so much that I had prints made of it. At the time I painted this piece, it was more of a metaphor. However, this time of year it takes on tangible meaning for me, and another little sign and reminder of spring.