I have a large wonderful family. At the same time, Christmas day is often about taking a long walk and visiting with the arbutus trees. Like my family, they are quirky, intelligent, talented, fun and precious to me. Early in January and the first part of February I expect to be focusing my attention, canvas and brushes on these beauty. So today I set about doing a few photography sketches.
Notice how they have found enough support to secure themselves over the bare sandstone rocks.
In this soft warm south exposure winter sunlight my eyes scale their length.
I walk along the ridges on the backs of the large stone surfaces marveling at how they have made space for each other.
The leaning and reaching for the sun is so pronounced in the character of an arbutus tree grove.
I sense that these beautiful trees understand belonging in a most comfortable and companionable way.
These are my Christmas Trees, naturally decorated and lightly lit with sunshine.
What is putting a glow on your Christmas Day?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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