Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Yellow Fields

The Yellow Fields by linfrye ..
The Yellow Fields, a photo by linfrye .. on Flickr.

11" x 14" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

Spring is here and it feels rather short-lived as temperatures this week have reached mid 80s...! Tree leaves are just emerging, and fields are beginning to yellow not only from the dropping pine pollen, but also from the field mustards and wild flowers also making an appearance. In a few short weeks, our roadsides will again look like this painting, and we'll be headlong into summer.

Still, half of the US is in snow, ice, torrential rains and storms, while those of us on the east side of a fast-moving front are enjoying record heat and sunshine. The farmers have been turning over their fields and we are in the midst of flowers and new growth.

I love this time of year where every turn delights us with a shrub or garden in bloom. The parade of blossoms seems to go so fast, it's hard to capture it all.

Time to bask in the joy of it.

Happy Thursday!


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear your yellow fields...ours here in Ohio are starting to look like this. We had 70's for the past couple of days and high humidity. Storms came through and now more comfortable. Your landscapes are so beautiful...this certainly looks like a place I would enjoy lingering. God Bless!

Joan T said...

This is so bright and springlike!!! We are seeing a bit of it her...the forsythia is starting to bloom and a few flowering trees. This is a great way to start the day. Enjoy!!

Lorraine said...

Lovely scene Lin. The yellows and bright greens of spring -- so soft and reminds me of a slowly awakening spring just before all the colors burst forth.