With the slate gray of winter loping around cavorting with my finer spirits, tempting them into the gloom, I went in search of colour.
There is this leaf amongst the twigs with the sun soaking through it.
An orange calendula is there to greet me in its last rain-soaked days before predicted weekend frost will pluck its brilliance.
These yellow calendulas will fair no better.
Then I go to the Japanese Garden. At last I feel satisfied. I take this image home and render it in a painterly fashion.
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I prefer the simplicity of this version rather than just a photograph… but I do have that way as well.
Sprout question: What keeps your spirits up when the sun fails to find you?
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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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