A shirt, a sweater and a down coat. Wool socks and gloves. No it is not the far north but the seaside on Mayne Island off the southwest Coast of Canada. The temperature is -2 Celsius and white frost drapes over the landscape while a light mist rises off of the water. It is is just before 8:00 am with still a bit of time until sunrise.
Looks like we have a blood orange start to 2016.
But it doesn’t hold for long and farther to the northwest the blue-mauve hues still dominate.
The light is breaking shore on sea. Gulls cry and geese call against the quiet of gentle waves. I yearn for something that has no name.
But before any rational clarity can surface, the sensation is gone, replaced by softer notes on Mount Baker across the way.
Such is sunrise for this being on the first day of a New Year in 2016.
Nothing terribly dramatic nor unusual. But a good start to the day!
What is on the rise in your New Year?
This about it for now I think. Happy New Year!
P.s. If you would like to view my choices for the Best 15 painting of 2015 they are now posted over on the website HERE.
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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