My, how beautiful the earth is dressed today with a new garment of fresh snow.
If you drive east on Route 133 through the old common of North Andover, there is an iconic New England greeter; a beautiful, white-crowned with multiple spires U U church and to her right, clusters of small independent businesses in colonial attire. I admire this quaint grouping every time I circle around the rotary pass on my way to somewhere over the hill.
With temperatures in the 20's and a brilliant sun, I gathered my gear yesterday and headed to this particular site. Typically, it is a complex composition with its myriad forms and dark details but today it is reduced to a white layout of simplicity; easy shapes and forms. The landscape, soft in white woolen layers, warm smoke swirling from chimneys has a dark backdrop of winter y woods on hill: a lovely contrast I think to myself.
Creative Spirit blind me with your radiant love, allow me although with clumsy hands, set such wonder and beauty upon my empty canvas.