I’m not pleased at all now that gradually there’s less daylight with each passing day. We’ve had enough of a time with one seriously rough winter season already. The cold in conjunction with a global pandemic made it challenging for all.
Time to once again accept a constantly changing reality and make the most of what we have.
Here we are in the final days of May and this morning we are greeted with a mix of rain and actual snow. The Canadian stereotype lives on.
I personally refuse to acknowledge this freak change in weather and will continue to dress in beach attire. It’s my personal mission to battle this predicament regardless of how futile the effort seems.
So break out the straw hats, sunscreen and margaritas because the summer heat will prevail before long and we’ll be sweating profusely once again!
What do you get when combining a dandelion from yesterday with the pre-dawn sky of today?
I’ll start out by pledging not to whine on incessantly about this being yet another cold and rainy day. Art production will resume in due time.
I believe this little specimen serves well as an example how I’m looking at the whole situation…
In an effort to enhance my “reputation” as a well-rounded and worldly artist I’ve decided to dedicating this afternoon to touring Edward’s Gardens – a local site well known for the variety of expertly maintained horticulture.
We know inspiration can be found in a variety of places and I definitely have to look away from the canvas at times so now is as good a time as any.
Always armed with my trusted iPhone camera the plants, sunshine & fresh air will not go to waste. Local guidelines allow for just such an excursion provided a couple of simple rules are observed; a small price to pay given the potential rewards,
In closing, try to make the most of your day and I’ll try not to overload you with a tsunami of flower photos at a later date. Deal?
Just for a change of pace and to help everyone’s spirits remain as high as possible now may be as good a time as any to provide an image for us all to gaze at and dream about.
If everyone does their part and keeps a cool head we’ll all see our own version of the ideal place we’d rather be at right now. It can be near or far but if is certainly attainable and within our grasp.
All that said, here’s a slice of Rome during sunnier and lighter days. They will return.
Some people tend to put a whole lot of weight in the effect of weather on mood and perhaps creativity. While there may be some truth to this assumption it’s worth looking further into the weather itself. Bear with me.
Warmer and sunnier climates provide people with more opportunity to do whatever they like whenever they like. Sounds like freedom to me. Without the restrictions placed on so many during the inclement seasons we tend to focus significantly less on those activities we cannot do.
Perhaps the awkward point I’m trying to make is that it’s the presence of opportunity that makes all the difference. I’ve been both highly motivated and lethargic during all the seasons throughout the year. A grey rainy day has little impact overall provided not a whole lot of weight is put into the opinions of “experts”.
But hey, we can all make up our own minds thanks to life experience.