Saturday, December 12, 2009
Barn in the Undergrowth
Winter is DEFINITELY here! The water in the cats' bowls has frozen, the trees have lost 95% of their leaves, and the temperatures leave me shivering even in down jackets ....
I turn to a bit of late summer in today's painting ... that rampant undergrowth that often accompanies abandoned barns and sheds. A hint of wildflower colors, fall on the horizon... but oh, it would be MUCH warmer outdoors! LOL
Driving around the county this time of the year emphasizes the loss of foliage and thinning of undergrowth that highlight these abandoned buildings in stark contrast. Their weathered wood, rusted roofs and littered land are all so apparent now. I snapped a few photos en route to the hospital yesterday - the old barns set against overcast grey skies ... a bit sad in that setting, and yet beautiful in their aging honesty.
Again, thank you for your most generous comments. Mike is now hooked up only to saline, is eating semi liquids and is on only oral pain medicine. The doctor said his progress has been so good that he may be coming home today or tomorrow ...yahoo!
We have a ton of chores to do today, including a bit of holiday shopping. Our past weeks have been so full and obligated, that it's been challenging to try to squeeze in holiday obligations ... but they're fast approaching .. and we'd better get to it!
Stay warm! It's absolutely FREEZING outside!