I wanted to do something a little different here, maybe go for capturing the spirit of the tree or the setting, rather than just represent it. I mean, we have cameras for that.
Thank goodness the weather broke a little here. It is amazing how much softer the air feels at 33 degrees than it did at 12. I’m actually going to venture OUTSIDE tomorrow morning for a workday. We went for a walk in the woods a couple of days ago, my friend and I. We were visiting her site which is remarkably high quality. Crews were replacing some bridges across creeks and other fragile areas. We were surprised to see Florida plates on the trucks. Imagine~being sent from Florida all the way to northern Illinois to build a bridge! They were pretty cheerful, all things considered. Now if we could get the snowmobilers to stay on the bridge instead of running through the wetland next to it….
My big news is that I’ve found a new site to be steward of. Yay! The first one given to me was such high quality I was afraid to do anything to it, and it was an hour away which wasn’t practical. My new one is more of a rolling savanna with a lot of scars that I will enjoy trying to heal. There is a stand of pines that were planted at some point. They don’t belong there but they aren’t doing any harm and they make me feel like I’ve got a little bit of home here with me. I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you, along with new paintings of course.
I hope you all have a blessed Christmas