Abstract Landscape Painter. Rural Dweller. Lover of Modernist Art and Design.
Good job that I got those logs in, as we have had 15cm of snow since we went to bed last night!
When I awake, I am aware of the silence and then the creak, crack, crump, thrum of a car creeping cautiously along the snowbound road outside. Peering gingerly from behind the curtain, I can see that a heavy snow shower is in progress. Visibility is poor - more like fog.
Before breakfast I go out to fill the bird feeders and put out water. The garden is full of birds today, with doves and a pied wagtail joining the usual suspects.
Millie seems to really enjoy the snow for the first time. She skips around, sometimes jumping round in a circle and then looking at us as if to say, ‘this is great isn’t it!’. We do, however, get caught in a bit of a blizzard as the wind picks up, but she trots gamely on. When the snow is blowing horizontally and visibility is down to about twenty metres, we decide to turn for home. We manage about 45 minutes in all.
As the studio is in the garden, I am still able to make it to work! I continue painting on one of the smaller abstract landscapes, looking out periodically to see the top layer of the powdery snow being blown across the surface of the farmland by gusts of wind.
The sun breaks through at around 4pm, but more heavy snow is predicted tonight, with possible blizzards to follow!
All text & images ©2018 Carol Saunderson