The New River Valley rarely gets 20+ inches of snow in 24 hours but we did this week! Its been a very quiet week, literally very quiet. Snow, deep snow, creates a serene isolation that I enjoy. I like to stand on the front porch and just listen to the quiet.
After the night skies cleared, the landscape had a dawn-like aura all night long. The snowfall coincided with a beautiful full moon. My watercolor painting “Moonlit Dawn”, captures this magical mood with shadows and reflections of French Ultramarine Blue.
Usually, there are hundreds of footprints in the snow the next morning but even the animals were tucked away in the woods. This morning our resident deer, raccoons, and fox seem to have finally ventured out leaving a myriad of tracks through the yard.
The snow is slowly melting. This morning my garden cat sculpture peeked out! Temperatures are predicted to be in the 60’s next week and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few bulbs beginning to pop up! My aunt in Hopewell on Virginia’s east coast already has a little spring bulb magic happening in her yard despite the snow! In the mean time I’m patiently waiting to get out for a walkabout to see what I can find. Have a great week, feed the birds and remember that sometimes its the little pleasures that make life special!