More snow! What a winter for that white stuff falling from the sky. Here in Allyn, today's snow looks more like what is normal around here - it will snow all day and by tonight there won't be any on the ground. Yes, I can sit here at my desk at the Windermere Peninsula Property office and write this posting while sipping my warm cup of tea with the comfort of knowing the highway will be clear when it's time to go home. But what a show for now - it's coming down like crazy. I find a certain excitement. maybe a child's delight in watching the snow come down with such intensity. It sets off many happy memories for me of sledding down the hill at Tiger Lake, building snowmen, throwing snowballs with my grandson, and just walking down a snow covered path on a moonlit night and enjoying the hushed quiet.
Snow isn't very advantageous to the selling of realestate, unless you live in a ski area. It's a better time for planning and making calls than out showing. That's just what I plan to do today. As an artist, I find the snow covered landscape to be a totally new subject. The wetland scenes along the trails in Belfair at the Theler Wetland Center take on a whole new look. I am attaching a couple of my pastel paintings from my Theler Wetland Series that were completed after a snowfall several years ago.
"Icy Pond with Cattails"