Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Last of Winter?

The Last of Winter? by linfrye
The Last of Winter?, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Today is Groundhog Day -- the day folklore and festivals bring out the slumbering ground hog to determine if he sees his shadow and predicts if winter will last another six weeks.

For us in the piedmont of North Carolina, it's hard to think of winter lasting - when it hasn't even arrived! Yesterday reached 70F and we're due for another warm day. And though we will have cooler weather this weekend (in the 30s and 40sF), already crocus are in bloom and daffodils are about to pop.

So, in honor of Mr. Groundhog, no matter his prediction, I have posted my painting based on my friend Dori's wonderful snowfall ( Please stop by to see her wonderful, wonderful watercolors!!! Thank YOU Doris for sharing your snow with me!!

This morning, we begin another year of Plant a Row for the Hungry. We've some new volunteers coming in, and it's time to plant our seeds in the greenhouse as we ready for spring. We're in for a bit of rain, so this indoor activity will be fitting.

Hope your day is wonderful -- and we'll see if Mr. Groundhog's prediction is correct!


Laura Sanz Masdeu said...

Beautifull winter scene. I love the softness in the background. Congrats!

Janina B. said...

Hallo Lin. Ich wohne nicht so weit von Doris entfernt, aber bei mir ist kaum Schnee da. Der starke Frost wird wahrscheinlich viele Pflanzen kaputt machen.
Dein Bild zeigt die schönste Schneelandschaft, die man sich vorstellen kann und die winterliche Stimmung im Bild ist fantastisch.
Viele Grüsse

Joan T said...

Nice wintry scene!!! The two local groundhogs here had mixed predictions about the weather for the future. All I know was that it was about 64 degrees here yesterday...quite a treat!

Lorraine said...

I love the way you interpreted the photo Lin. The color of the water is so winter like and the contrast with the snow and dark trees -- perfect. I feel I could look into that water for hours, seeking peace and solace and understanding but know that my feet would soon be too cold to stand there in the snow!!! Gorgeous painting.