After my post earlier this week about the seasons changing way too soon, I thought I’d lighten it up a bit by bringing in some spring. The seasons do not rule my painting!
I’ve had many people admire my purple trees. I don’t know why I like to paint them; they are just fun. So, here’s another purple tree that is available. I imagine myself lying on the ground looking up through the branches of this tree and watching the clouds float by.
I noticed the leaves on the trees starting to change color in the middle of August. Some people told me I was crazy, even as I was pointing to the yellow leaves on the trees. Per our calendar, we have made the transition to fall, yet some areas of Idaho are going to get snow (or have snow on them). Isn’t that winter weather?
Let’s face it: the seasons do not fit into the nice calendar we have designed. The seasons do what they wish to do rather than following the desires of humans. We try so hard to control things, yet nature will follow her own rhythms. Humans: we’re so cute, we’re just not very bright.
I would have to say that today’s ACEO is inspired by this early arrival of fall. There are flowers, yet the leaves are already starting to turn yellow.
I have felt cold all week. It’s like I’ve been put into hibernation mode so that I can stay in one place and stay warm. The inversion we had nearly all week long certainly wasn’t helping.
With it being cold, my writing office is closed off to help the rest of the house stay warmer. When it gets this cold, it’s best to close that section off. I could have probably opened it back up this weekend as it got warmer, but I decided not to for now. Once it warms up out of the 20’s, then I can get back to in it. Until then, I’ve got my chair (my Christmas present to myself last year when it got cold and I wanted to continue writing) in the living room. I don’t get as much done with the distractions (such as the video games playing and me watching them instead of keeping my fingers moving over the keys). But, I have to be warm, so it’s a sacrifice I must make. I just don’t handle being cold. Someday, central heating will be a thing in my life. (grin)