Well, it's warm and muggy here and today is what's supposed to be the "cool" day of the upcoming week. This weekend is supposed to be a scorcher, a record breaker, in fact. I heard on the radio that the temperatures they're calling for haven't been experienced in these parts since 1954! That's way, way, before I was born!
On a positive note, with my errands done, I can stay inside and enjoy the cool indoor air. As I've been doing that today, and painting, I find myself doing something I really never thought I'd do, longing for winter. I mean seriously missing it. I spend most of the winter whining about the cold and snow, and now, I'm daydreaming lovingly about it. Don't get me wrong, I love winter insofar as the scenery goes. There are very few things more beautiful than freshly fallen snow on the trees. But I'm actually missing it. Hence this piece I just completed, First Snow Magic. And isn't the first snow magical? There's something about that first covering of snow, it seems to signal that the holidays are arriving. It just gets you into the spirit! In fact, we can't even shop for the Holiday season until the snow starts flying, it just doesn't feel right. Looking at the piece, it makes me smile. It makes me think of shopping and festive lights and maple syrup freezing on clean white snow.
You know what else is cool about winter, you can keep adding layers of clothing to get warm, but in heat like this, a fella can only take off so many clothes until he's just naked and still hot! :)