We welcomed the holiday season starting the weekend before Christmas with a winter storm and no electricity! We were warm enough with the woodstoves, but this is the first time we had electricy out for an extended time since we moved here, and not having city water means a well that pumps on electricity, woops! Carol new the signs and filled buckets, but we spent a lot of time melting snow on the woodstove to flush toilets! I can’t tell you how many times I flicked a light switch out of habit….. It really was nice to have a break, reminding us of how reliant we are on the public utilities. Even our cell towers sustained damage, and our phones did not work for a couple of days. I am very thankful for the luxury of electricity, and all it entails, but if it wasn’t for the impending holidays, I would have enjoyed the quiet time.
We had lunch between holidays with the new owners of the Old Red School House B&B, I had been their realtor. They were enjoying the white Christmas. He was so taken with the snow and the subtle colors, he showed me a picture he took on his smart phone. It inspired me to do the above painting. Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help us appreciate what is around us everyday!
It has been about 10 days since we have seen the sun for more than a few minutes. The much shortened gray days have made we want to hibernate in my warm house, plug in the Christmas tree (yes, it is still up!) for auxilary mental light, and PAINT!
Here is one I have had on my list and mind for over a year now, hope you enjoy it! Julie