Monday, February 25, 2019

For the love of snow in the Month of Love

Snowy day in Toronto
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
If you don't like snow, Canada is not the right place for you.
In my city, Toronto we got off easy in December and January
right up until January 28.  No snow to speak of.  But people who can
acknowledge climate change (and there are frightening numbers
of people who don't, or won't), know that that's not right.  We need
snow for the spring crops.  Yes we need it.

Luckily the snow goddesses and gods prevailed and we got some.
In fact we got a couple of very strong hits.  Schools and businesses
closed. We didn't get as much as our friends in Ottawa, but quite a bit.

This morning as I drank my coffee, I looked out the window and at first
random flakes of snow fell one at a time.  They looked so light and magical.
Then the real thing began -- flurries the weather people call them, if they
don't go all the way to snow storm.

I grew up in Ottawa, where snow was the norm in winter.  And
although I don't love driving in it, I do love the look of it.
My drawing today, is an iPad drawing of the backyard with snow.
I draw these with my finger, which makes it look a bit simplistic,
but it gets the feeling.

Have a loving snow day.


Nicki said...

This is completely and utterly delightful!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Nicki,

I'm so delighted that you like it. Right now that is my view. I started the drawing a few years ago,
and it never took off until I added the falling snow. Sometimes winter seems long,
but it is so short, and so beautiful. We may have at most 6 more weeks of it, and
I want to enjoy it.

Love your work!


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