We have just begun experiencing frosty mornings
and the flurry and dusting of snowflakes here and there.
It is well past due in our little corner of the world,
and I always look forward to it.
I am dreaming of the beauty of snowy, moonlit winter evenings
curled up with a warm, fuzzy blanket and a crackling fire
When all is calm,
and all is bright.
So I painted this scene in watercolor,
and it takes me to that place and that feeling.
The gift of creating.
The joy of art.
Cheers & Hugs,
P.S This painting, like most all of my paintings, is available in our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY shop as an original or in prints sized 11×14, 8×10, or 5×7 as well as boxed greeting cards. It will also be going with me to the Mars Craft Show on Saturday, November 17th!
Pine Squirrel in the Spring Snow – Mars, PA – April 7, 2018
This little cutie is an American Red (Pine) Squirrel that hangs out in our back yard with the birds and other bigger squirrels (and chipmunks and turkey and deer and Charlie of course). These little squirrels only stand about 6 inches tall, being just a bit bigger than a chipmunk, and weigh about a half of a pound (200-250 g).
Saturday morning, we awoke to another Spring snow with two or three inches on the deck railing. This little bugger was not giving up on his quest to get to the (ahem) “bird” feeder for breakfast. I caught him burrowing full force through the snow that was taller than him when on all fours, but he was determined…. and he got there.
He reminded me not to give up and not to stop working on what we want and where we want to go.