Friday, November 07, 2008

What to look for in winter

An image by C.F. Tunnicliffe, from What to Look for in Winter (Wills & Hepworth Ltd, England, 1959), a part of the Ladybird Nature Book series.

Thinking back on the Nightowls & Newborns tour and that last post I owe and, specifically, all the magpies we saw, while driving from Saskatoon to Edmonton or Edmonton to Regina or Prince Albert home.

Thinking on my sadly neglected forest (or is that the sadly neglected me, not having walked enough in the forest this fall...) and switching to photographing things other than growing mushrooms.

(Mushrooms under ice. Mushrooms on trees with cowls of snow. Brown greenery poking out of the snow. Green-y blue lichen in white woods. The warm crease between my neck and the scarf wound round.)

This is an infinitely better view than that out my front door this morning, what with winter arriving all at once, galumph.

We dropped off the three images for Art from the Heart (Nov. 21 & 22) after much fiddling with lighter fluid and spray adhesive, exacto blades and white glue.

But they're in and I'm sort of proud of myself for subduing the logistical tangles involved and, as always, grateful to M for his assistance.

Now that that's done, I'm looking forward to sharing in the other artists' visions, if only for a couple of hours, as it's become something to look for in winter.

(Aa exclaimed at us about the snow as we drove to the nice hippy lady that looks after her on my writing days. The snow on the house! The snow on the trees!)

1 comment:

Brenda Schmidt said...

Yay snow!

I look forward to seeing what you submitted for Art from the Heart.