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Monday, March 31, 2014

Gardens & Parks, Snow in My Garden, by Joan Tavolott

You know the saying "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." No way!!!
This morning, March 31 we woke up to snow! At first it was just a few flurries but by the time I had to go out this morning there were several inches of snow on the ground and slippery conditions. An hour later when I came out of my meeting I had another 3 inches of fresh, very wet snow on my car. Of course nobody was ready for snow and the plows were nowhere to be seen. lol It is a good thing I didn't take my snow brush out of the car and put my beach chair in instead. 

After lunch I decided I would go outside and sketch a bit of my patio garden for you as a last sketch for this theme. The post is my patio railing and in front of it are a few scrawny bushes. You would think that after living here for nearly 9 years those bushes would have turned into something more substantial, but no. They belong to the complex so I seem to be stuck with them. I do have one of those decorative flags and change it for different occasions...the St. Patrick's Day one will be gone tomorrow as we slide into April. The maintenance crew plowed the walkway, and as always they did a great job. Right now it is very sunny so hopefully the snow will be gone soon.


Here is a photo of what it looked like early this morning when the snow first started, and then a photo of what it looked like when I was sketching.


I am off to get ready for our travel theme. I can't wait to go someplace away from this snow. lol

11 comments:

  1. I love how you show me shadows! Blue is wonderful. We got rain today, much needed rain. You can keep your snow though. I do not do cold well. I love your drawing. Now I am wondering to where you wil travel first? Can't wait to see!

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    1. Thanks Lynn! Luckily it got sunny and a bit warmer so most of the snow has disappeared. Yeah! I haven't decided where to go first...

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  2. Thanks for showing the photos, too. I appreciate your artwork even more when I can se how much you improved on the original!

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    1. Penny, thanks so much! It isn't the prettiest spot. I love it when I can finally put my flowering planters along the railing and see some color!

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  3. I love this and the sketchy quality. You captured the snow so well!

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    1. Thanks. I find doing snow in just watercolor so hard. It is easier to add the ink.

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  4. I love the irony of the green St.Patrick's day banner against the snow. This truly has been an unusual winter all over. Blessings!

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  5. I'm glad we have avoided snow this year, but have the pleasure of looking at crisp snowy scenes like yours. You are always so good at capturing a mood, and this one feels so fresh, and the blue shadows are lovely

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  6. Wow! you still got snow!!! Hope it won't last too long. Great opportunity for this painting though, which we get to enjoy :-)

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  7. What perspective! What shadows! Beautifully done. I can't believe the snow here. It feels and looks like December all over again!

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  8. Lovely sketch. i hope the snow is gone soon.

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