Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Tree

Winter Tree by linfrye
Winter Tree, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140CP

The imagination is a wonderful thing. We walked around the park yesterday with light sweaters and jackets, and there were folks in tee shirts and shorts! Temperatures were in the low 60sF, the sun was bright and cheery, and yet, the calendar read "JANUARY!" Sigh.

I look forward to winter ... and while I do appreciate the mild temperatures, somehow, the season of rest and renewal that winter promises just doesn't reach the depth I need when the sun and warmth continue to beckon me outdoors to play and work. For that seasonal renewal we all need, I need a bit of cold and hibernation. And that just hasn't happened with such a warm winter.

So I've created my own little snowstorm, decked my beloved trees in a bit of frosting, and splattered my world with the snow I crave.

I'll turn the air conditioning down a bit lower, don my warm blanket and stir the fire. Care to join me with a cup of tea and scones?


Joan T said...

You have definitely captured that wintery feel...I'm putting on my scarf and mittens as I look. Nicely done. Stay warm! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Lorraine said...

Oh what a magnificent tree and in such a lovely winter setting. I love love love it. But it reminds me that in one more day I shall have to turn the page on your beautiful Zazzle calendar from the snowy scene which I have been enjoying so much this month.

Dream on of snow and snuggling dear friend.


Teri Casper said...

A beautiful and peaceful winter scene.

Endment said...

Love the way you have brought winter into being - fifties here and gray so a little bit of winter is very welcome :)