Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow Day!

We finally got the spring snowburst we've been waiting for yesterday...about 16 inches! I took this photo this morning as the soft, sweet sun was rising. The sky was glowing like a big cottonball. Our flowers beds are now drunk with happy moisture!

My friend, Mary (Maisie's Auntie)...sent me this lovely poem the other day. Seems fitting with spring unfolding...

Poem on a Line by Anne Sexton,
'We are All Writing God's Poem'

by Barbara Crooker

Today, the sky's the soft blue of a work shirt washed
a thousand times. The journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step. On the interstate listening
to NPR, I heard a Hubble scientist
say, "The universe is not only stranger than we
think, it's stranger than we can think." I think
I've driven into spring, as the woods revive
with a loud shout, redbud trees, their gaudy
scarves flung over bark's bare limbs. Barely doing
sixty, I pass a tractor trailer called Glory Bound,
and aren't we just? Just yesterday,
I read Li Po: "There is no end of things
in the heart," but it seems like things
are always ending--vacation or childhood,
relationships, stores going out of business,
like the one that sold jeans that really fit--
And where do we fit in? How can we get up
in the morning, knowing what we do? But we do,
put one foot after the other, open the window,
make coffee, watch the steam curl up
and disappear. At night, the scent of phlox curls
in the open window, while the sky turns red violet,
lavender, thistle, a box of spilled crayons.
The moon spills its milk on the black tabletop
for the thousandth time.

I'll have a very different dog painting for you to see next week. I'm working on a collaboration with several other Artists who are all donating original paintings for a dog rescue auction. All I can say at this point is Maisie is involved in a mardi gras kind of way. Stay tuned!

Have a nice weekend! xox


Sheila said...

Wow... what a beautiful snow scene.
Thanks for teasing us with what is to come next week. I can hardly wait!!!

Diane said...

Hi Linda! That was a very nice post! The picture of the sun coming up with all that snow...WOW! It's something I only see in pictures & I love it. It's 80 here today so a drastic difference from Colorado. The poem was fabulous. I really enjoyed reading it. Lastly, I am so excited to see your surprise for next week. Anything involving Maise will be wonderful! Have a great weekend!
xo Diane
xo for Maise!

Garden Painter Art said...

Uh Oh....I can't wait to see Maisie in a mardi gras kind of way!

Garden Painter Art

Karine said...

Snow!!! Brrr... It is windy and cool here, but I have to admit, I am glad I didn't wake up to snow. I guess it's a good thing I am in the desert now, huh? Stay warm...

Patience-please said...

Snow + spring does NOT = beautiful!! In my world, snow + spring = ICK!!! We're having lovely spring showers in the high 50's today. Ahhhhhh. Life is good!

Rebecca said...

Lovely photo and great poem share.

Manon Doyle said...

Love the poem Nancy!
Snow scene is lovely..... actually.... It's easy for me to say as I'm enjoying this gorgeous weather in sunny AZ.
I'm glad your dealing with that snow...not me!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!

i am so glad we finally got some snow. :)

fred dug the pug some pathways to manuver through. :)

i cannot wait to see your painting!

m & e

Cre8Tiva said...

that much snow would scare me to the poem...i am celebrating my 3rd blogacersary this week with a BiG GiVeAwAy...please come join in and spread the word...blessings, rebecca

Nancy and the fatties said...

Linda, I love this and thank you for sharing. I can't wait to see what you are working on now! love your new MelissyDoodle, the pawfect name for these creations.
sitting here catching up on all your blog entries with a very gassy little girlpug in my lap...
hugs from Texas!!!!

How to Sell Art Online said...

Wow, that photograph really is beautiful. It's lovely when the snow's settled and the sun shines on.

Donna said...

Hi Linda,
Beautiful snow picture, but I must say...I'm glad we don't have any! I've been planting flowers!

Great poem!

Hugs to you and Maisie!

Leslie Moore said...

Wonderful poem, Linda. "a box of spilled crayons" reminds me of all the fabulous colors in your paintings. Thanks for posting it!