Monday, March 21, 2022

It was a beautiful winter

Winter at the beach
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017


It was a very warm day today.  Spring is coming in pretty fast and strong 
out of nowhere.  Two weeks ago there was snow everywhere -- and now
little pieces of it sit like jewels everywhere.  I think it was a wonderful
winter.  I know I have friends who would disagree, but I enjoyed it.
I don't know why it was so good -- maybe our trips to the  park to feed
the geese, swans, ducks and seagulls? Maybe our new kitten, who is almost
a 24/7 distraction?  Not sure.  All I know is that I loved the look of it, and
the sweet drives my husband would take me on down a treed road, and up
into a neighbourhood of beautiful houses, and a spectacular tree dressed in

The other day at the same time of day we drove through that neighbourhood --
it was sunset, and there were no longer had lights on the tree.  I know that means
spring, but we felt sad for a minute or so.  That giant live holiday tree has been
such a spirit lifter.

Tonight's painting is one I sold a few years ago of the beach at Port Stanley
in winter.  That was a long, long drive.  Now our favourite park is much

I feel grateful that we enjoyed the winter so much, with all of its restrictions.
And we're overjoyed that it's spring. (Cautionary note -- it very likely that
there will be more snow.
Have an enjoying what you have day.

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