Saturday, April 23, 2022

Spring is coming

The tree story
iPad sketch
 8x10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

I know officially it was spring on March 20, but that has not 
been our experience here in Toronto. Steven and I follow
the light -- and sunset at 8:09 p.m. today is a strong indicator that
winter is over.  But we did have snow last week. 

I opened my older iPad today, and was struck by this drawing
done on my iPad with my finger of summer on Cherrywood --
the view from our front porch. This is what we have to look forward
 to -- the lush greenery and flowers on our street. It will be wonderful.
Already the magnolia trees in the neighbourhood are coming into bloom.

Have an enjoying your life day. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful drawing. I love the colour and light. Magnolias are so amazing. I think of them as being warmer climate , trees but they are amazingly hardy❣️❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you so much. My older iPad is much easier to draw on. I guess
it's the program. They upgraded it, and it's not as good. We had snow
this morning -- April 27. Bizarre. So everyone in town is mega ready for


Jennifer Rose said...

hasnt snowed around here again but its been really grey and wet

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

The flower photos you showed on Instagram were amazing. We are not
there yet, although I do have a lot of pansies.


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