Sunday, January 15, 2017

Miraculous specificity -- the seasons

Untitled (yes another one)
Work almost finished
Acrylic on birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

We humans can get pretty puffed up with our importance.
But nature can shoot us down on this in a nano second.
As much as we force her, mess with her, try to change
her -- there are things she knows better than we do --
like time, and the "to everything there is a season" rule.

Facebook pulled up a painting I posted exactly 3 years ago
today. And yesterday these beautiful oranges were in the
grocery store!  We didn't used to be able to buy them in Canada
with the leaves still on -- and the sight thrills me.  It
reminds me of Italy, where these gorgeous fruits were
common in the Florence market, and of my first visit to
California, seeing lemon trees thick with lemons.

Thank you nature, and this painter is grateful to you in
every season -- even winter.  By the way this is supposed
to be the most depressing day of the year!  Really?  I
hope it isn't for you.  But if so I recommend getting
a great book, going for a walk even in the cold we're
enjoying in Canada, and listening to happy music.

Have an enjoying-nature day.


Verna Vogel said...

Barbara Dah-lingk! You are wonderful and your oranges are, too!

Barbara Muir said...

Dear Verna,

Some day I will meet you for coffee at the same kind of little round
table near a train station in Paris. No I won't take the train. I like Paris taxi drivers.
But you are a brave soul and you will do the town the way it should
be done.

Love your work. Happiest of New Years.


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