Pockets of Sunlight
“The land changes continuously as pockets of sunlight and wispy fog spread across its surface. Details appear then suddenly disappear as nature plays a game of hide and seek.
Debbie Lamey-MacDonald ©
Tor Bay is a provincial park in Nova Scotia. I have been visiting this area since I was a child. It is such a mesmerizing area where nature reigns free and wild. This past summer my husband, brother, sister-in-law and I stayed at a cottage close to this park for a week. We had a wonderful time in nature and enjoyed unplugging from the world!
I painted this miniature while my husband kept me company. The light was so changeable as sunlight and fog took turns in making their appearance.
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch
February 23, 2016
Much of the snow on the ground has disappeared, so I decided to take a stroll around to observe my gardens. Amazingly, some vegetation was still green and I even found new buds on some bushes.
However, most plants had succumbed to winter’s cold clutches. I often leave many of my tall plants in the ground to add structure to the gardens during the winter months. Hollyhocks are one plant that offer both height and structure. Although they were well past their prime, I thought these hollyhocks still maintained an organic beauty. Their shadows on the house siding was especially beautiful. A subtle beauty, but ever-present if one takes the time to observe.
How about you? What beauty do you enjoy in winter gardens?