Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Walk


Winter Walk
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Blue skies, sunshine, temps in the mid 60s! A mid-winter's dream of a day - and a walk around our neighbhorhood and park.

Despite the teasing temps, winter is still evident in the bare trees, landscapes of sienna and pine green, and not even a dandelion to be found. This is the view from the entry to our neighborhood - grasses and tangles of left over vegetation, a few sparse leaves on the trees, pines giving the air a breath of chlorophyl. Even with blue skies, the view says 'winter' .....

Today we drop almost 30 degrees and cold, wet, grey weather returns. Still the minor respite at the end of the month was incredibly uplifting and just the boost in optimism we all seem to need this time of year. Hope you have a grand week!

4 comments:

Teri C said...

You have captured that last bit of winter just perfect!! So beautiful.

Lorraine said...

I recognize this place!!! Another lovely one Lin -- the winter "skeleton" trees are beautiful against the blues and greens. And what a gorgeous sky. All in all another winner although I have to confess yesterday's painting reminds me so much of Vermont with those red barns that I'm still oohing and aahing over it!

We have two days of rain coming up late today, then freezing rain and all that fun on the highways with black ice. It's already windy and getting colder again but it was also nice to have the sun and 50 degrees here yesterday!
Big hugs,
Lorraine

freebird said...

Very nice. I want to walk right around that curve!

We are dropping in temp today too. That big cold front is reaching right down into western Arizona. We should get into the teens tonight and only up to 32 degrees tomorrow. I have a rose bush breaking out in leaves. Guess that's going to be really hard on it.

Joan said...

I love the contrast of the blue sky and the bare trees!! Super job!

We are awaiting yet another storm expected to arrive tomorrow. I guess we lucked out that my MIL's funeral was today...a beautiful crisp, clear day. Unfortunately relatives who drove in from NC and Ohio had to hurry out of town to hopefully get at least part way home before the storm. Thanks for your kind words, Lin. It means a lot.