The great cathedrals of Europe lead our eyes heavenward and help us to contemplate wonders beyond our day-to-day lives. Sometimes a piece of aging rural infrastructure can do the same thing.
The ice and snow have reluctantly begun to relinquish their hold on the landscape. It will still take a while for the verdant greens of our spring to appear. Until then we should all learn to enjoy earth colours.
Today’s image is an etching from a number of years ago. In it posts line up like weathered sentinels along the Fundy shoreline. There they stand on guard, in an attempt to protect the shoreline from the awesome power of the Fundy tide.
We are living inside the snow globe now! “Snow Birch” presents the skeletal magnificence of a tree, there on pristine display against the icy whiteness on a January day.
The weather outside today is icy and cool, and so is today’s image. It is a painting of the west coast of Canada, and was made a few years ago after a family trip from Vancouver to Alaska.
Remember those warm hazy days in August?
As all Canadians know “Winter is Coming”.