Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Melt

Last week's snow ended with a power outage here, sure makes one appreciate the light and heat that we usually take for granted.

So days of grey skies gave way to sunshine and all that is left is the melt.

A thin coating of snow is still on the trees, nestled in the rushes and on the bridge over the pond.


Still a few traces of snowmen.

There is still a coating of sludgy snow on the pond but the blue of the  sky is still evident in the reflections. 

The ducks have "cleared" pathways through the water.


There is a fresh coating of snow on the local mountains too, but after all that is where the snow should be.

Since I took these pictures it has snowed again, and again, and almost vanished. Usually the snow has fallen on the weekends minimizing traffic woes.
Pretty while it lasts as long as it does not stay too long. We are more used to rain than snow here, and that does not need shovelling!
Here is one new painting, it is finished or almost finished. I have not decided what to call it yet but it is a watercolour on paper. This was inspired by a photograph that a friend Robert took. Here is his website:
Untitled watercolour
Thank you for stopping by, I am always interested in your thoughts, happy Wednesday.
I will likely be absent for a week or two because I am scheduled to have surgery next week. I will be back as soon as I am able,