Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter,spring, summer and Fall, Guess I love it all


White Iris ACEO


That groundhog in Pennsylvania came out and didn’t see his shadow…so winter (according to him) is on the way out.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and risk the wrath of many of my northern buddies…and my husband and just say it.  I like winter.

You can find a lot of good things to love about winter if you look hard enough.  I particularly like a cozy roaring fire and fleece sheets.  You can’t do that in the summer. 

The pace is slower in the winter and you can get more sleep, right?  There is tailgating and hot chili, and hot cocoa with marshmallows.  There are steaming bowls of soup to greet you at the end of the day.

There are big, cozy, warm sweaters that hide the Christmas cookies.  Oh yes, there is Christmas cookies, and presents galore. 

There is a time to profess your love…ala Valentine’s Day and dare I say it?  Snow!!

There are snow men and women, snow angels and forts. And there are mittens!  Snow days and games, and time to craft. 

I guess I must admit I do love winter, but …

Oh well, seasons must change and Spring is almost at the doorstep with ideal temperatures and colorful blooms. 

You can find a lot of good things to love about Spring…

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Lovely Iris! Winter is not my favorite, but it does have it's moments.

Carol Blackburn said...

I love living where we have the four seasons. The diversity makes for so many different things to do and enjoy.

♥Jan♥ said...

Stunning painting Crystal...just beautiful.
I agree with Carol...I love having four seasons. This way mother nature's paintings of my backyard change too :)

Studio at the Farm said...

Crystal, my most abject apologies. I think I wrote you an email, and addressed it to "Pat" Thank you for the compliment on the peony.
Your iris is lovely. And I also enjoyed you post about packaging. That is SO true!!

Lee said...

I LOVE winter, on paper :D
It's pretty when the snow is new.
Buds have popped out on the spirea, I am so ready for the tiny white flowers, very pretty too!

Wanda said...

Just elegant, Chrystal. I have White Iris gowing in my yard, and they are my favorite with their purity and delicate petals.

This is a lovey painting.

Theanne... said...

I enjoyed winter for all the reasons you stated...when I was younger! Now, as I age, I'm willing to forego 4 seasons to not have snow and ice to slip on or have an accident during!

Your white iris is lovely...really pops on the dark background!

bricarwaller said...

Beautiful Iris!!! I enjoy most seasons but I will say the cold weather is dragging on a bit long for me, and I don't even live in a cold climate. Looking forward to Spring:)

Magic Love Crow said...

I have to admit Crystal, winter is my favourite time of year too ;o)

Franz said...

Amazing!! Great job Crystal!

Ciaaoo!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

The Iris is so beautiful Crystal! I wish I could do flowers to where they actually look like a flower :)

Heather said...

what a beautiful iris...you've really caaptured it well!
ok, you've made me love winter again...fires and snowman and love...how perfectly delightful. all of this snow and ice was getting to me, and then I read your post! thanks! xxoo

CountryDreaming said...

Always glad to meet a like mind and kindred spirit who loves winter! :-)

Leovi said...

Beautiful flowers, no doubt instead of really exquisite and delicious. Impeccably beautiful

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