Sunday, December 23, 2007


I have spent most of this day so far laying out back in a lawn chair with sunlight on me like a warm, heavy blanket. After the horrible weather yesterday I can barely believe how beautiful it is today. There's not a cloud in the sky and the wind is gentle and quiet. Yesterday it was blowing at 40 mph and was just awful. So... just in case we head back in that direction I am taking full advantage of this perfect December day.

The photo above is a shot of the sunlight reflecting off the river. If you click through to the larger image it almost looks like you are viewing something under a microscope. Very pretty and abstract.

Billy completed a painting yesterday that is one of my favorites he has done in a while. It is of coastal Maine... near Prout's Neck. This is where Winslow Homer lived and painted and when you go there you can see the atmosphere and elements that inspired him. Here's Billy's painting...

I just love it. The softness of the sky and the drama of the water crashing on the rocks... it really captures the feel of the place I think. This one will be hard to let go of. I hope it finds a good home.

I think I just heard my lawn chair calling me... time to get back outside and soak up some more sunshine while I still can!


babelouise said...

Gorgeous painting!
(photos, too!)

Michelle said...

I can see why you love Billy's painting...he has so much talent!
I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Bethany said...

Thanks ladies! Merry Christmas!