Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow's Hush

Snow's Hush
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

I love the sound snow makes when it is falling .... the quietness, the hush of this soft blanket transforms the world it touches. The light alters, the ground softens, and the trees and shrubs, cars and fixtures all take on a mysterious shape.

This is a portion of of my woodlands during the early evening of our snowfall. My feet barely made a sound as they broke through the layers of flakes to catch this sight. The beech still clings to its leaves while the oaks and maples, tulip poplars and gum are bare. The rest of the woodlands form a haze in the background, and the beech seems to take center stage in the evening's fading light.

We had a bit more flurries yesterday and our four inches seem meager compared to the storm that pelted the northeast. Still, in my little corner of the world, this winter white is a bit of heaven ...

Stay safe and warm.


Lorraine said...

Perfect as a photo Lin -- I just love the misty look and the snowflakes falling up close and that adorable tree. Yes,I too love a little snow -- we had less than two inches over two days! And that's enough magic for me these days.
Thank you for such a gorgeous painting.

Joan said...

I love the snowy look to this one!!! You are really making the most out of your snowfall.