Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, by John William Waterhouse
Oil on canvas, 1905
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a'flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
This is the first stanza of the poem from which this beautiful painting takes its name. Reading that stanza certainly changes what the young woman's face expresses, doesn't it? Make sure you click the painting to view all the detail, because it's pretty gorgeous. Send your inspiration to me at animatedcardigan@gmail by Monday, August 11th. Enjoy the beauty of this one!