Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Snow Day........

A bucket full of snow sort of indicates that we are getting a lot of snow.  It is wet and heavy so it doesn't take long for it to build up.

The Japanese yew does load up with snow because of the way its needles are grown. When the snow gets heavier, the branches will lay on the ground.

The river birch seems to be happy with it all, as the snow from the west wind only sticks to the truck of the tree.

The yucca plants do flatten out during a snow but they do come back in the spring. In the middle of all the leaves is one very green leaf sticking up into the air.

I keep finding things from my past as I sort through things.  The story is too long to share but the place I painted it was at a ski resort.  It was a U of Minn. college class offered for teaching license renewal.

I almost didn't recognize it as my work as it was done probably 40 years ago.  The style of painting was required as a learning experience.  I am thinking that all of the other paintings that I did for that class have been tossed years ago.  I learned nothing from the class but did get some painting experience accomplished.  I didn't have a lot of time spent painting at that time even though I was an art teacher.

It seems like the week is going by quickly.  We are busy for long periods and then we just have to quit and rest from all the packing activities.  The snow storm was predicted for the upper part of Iowa but the storm itself went beyond its determined line and hit us too.   We can still get around on the streets so we are not too inconvenienced.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Far Side of Fifty said...

You got snow! It was south of us, we are just grey and dreary:)

Patsy said...

White out! good day to get the art brushes out.
Just stay warm, made me cold just seeing all that snow.