Tuesday, November 17, 2009

AED Day 17 - Winter Thoughts


I feel like I'm going through a bit of a creative dry spell, so I'm posting a picture of a Fall-ish bouquet which I made some time ago.
It is fused fabric and cut from some decorator scraps I had lying around.
Today was a lovely day here - nice and sunny and a bit chilly.
Seems like the trees have lost most of their leaves, and that is a bit sad, but I actually like this transition to winter. I love the lacy effect of the bare branches of trees crisscrossing each other against a muted sky. I feel like nature is resting, pausing to replenish itself before its resurgence in Spring. Winter can be dreary and bleak, but snow is so visually beautiful and inspiring, I look forward to it. Of course it can be inconvenient, but I'd rather deal with some snow than have no change of seasons at all! For me, each season has its own special beauty.

7 comments:

Sunflower Design said...

I agree completely with your feelings about winter. Restful and restoring as well as beautiful and inspiring. Your boquet is very reflective of your mood. I hope it snows soon for you, so you can go and make some snow angels!

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Karen L R said...

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Libby Fife said...

Wonderful combination of colors. We haven't had any rain yet so all of the colorful leaves are still on the branches. Once it rains, we will get that bare branch effect that youe talked about.

Have a good one today:)

quiltcat said...

I agree with you about winter...and i really don't think i'd be happy living some place that didn't have (at least) four distinct seasons. I especially love how the bare trees get silhouetted against amazing sunsets at this time of year. Ah, and moonlight on snow! Your autumn bouquet is great!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Judy,

This piece is beautiful as is your post. Your describing the transition from autumn to winter is a lovely one. Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

Apple said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You are absolutely right...I don't know what I would do without my creativity!! :)