Things are starting to green up…. we are barely out of winter, but lots of budding going on - HOORAY! There are farms around here, and I love the patchwork look of the fields as they get ready to dress for 'the season'. Soon there'll be corn, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, hay… all kinds of things. And I don't know about you, but I. Am. Ready.
I did my first plein air piece today at the beach. It was a total failure, but it didn't matter because I WAS OUTDOORS! I've spoken to folks who say this winter didn't seem so bad to THEM. Oy. They are welcome to my world, where I spent half the winter shoveling and re-shoveling paths for the dog. Or whole evenings trying to convince him that there is NO grass available, as he gets more anxious as our evening walks progress. Days where it was so cold IN THE HOUSE that I couldn't paint. Just crawled under blankets with the dog and cats. Yes. Now we will have heat and ticks and mosquitos…. but I'm feeling grateful for this gentle warm up.