The view outside my window this morning was one of my favourites…Blue-grey sky, white snow, green trees, and an old fence. I took a few pictures, knowing I’d paint it later, and here it is.
And today’s photo is of tonight’s glorious sunset that completely surprised me. After a mostly overcast day, I resigned myself to the fact I wouldn’t be seeing a sunset tonight. This was a happy surprise!
I wasn’t expecting the snowfall but was delighted to wake up to it!
As I started to write this post, I became distracted by the sunset so decided to take the garbage out to the road and take some pictures. Imagine my delight when a fog began forming above the snow, swirling, dancing and growing. I had meant to bring my pixel phone but didn’t, although I had my old iPhone with me it wasn’t able to capture the scene. For a couple of seconds I thought I would just enjoy the moment instead of capturing it…ha, that didn’t last long! A quick trip back to the house for my Canon DSLR and I managed to get a few shots.
Today’s photo is my dear sweet Ashes sleeping on my chair, all cozy and giving me the eye…she doesn’t like having her picture taken.
I was giving myself a hard time this evening as I walked towards the most amazing sky. I was at Fort Lauderdale Beach as the sun set. The sky over the Atlantic was blue and pink. Add in the colour of the ocean with the brown of the beach and I was in Artist’s heaven! Oh, and the palm trees…
The reason I was giving myself a hard time – something I do a lot, unfortunately – was because I brought my heavy DSLR with me and it had the long lens on it. It was no good for this type of shooting. I should have had the smaller lens. Funny enough, yesterday I chose the smaller lens and was wishing I had the longer one. Sigh. So I was giving myself a hard time because I should have just left the camera and relied on my phone camera instead, which takes amazing photos.
A short while later, we’re walking along the rode and I gasp! Oh my goodness, a sight I have never seen before. The full moon rising out of the Atlantic ocean. So gorgeous. I was so grateful to have my long lens on my DSLR, let me tell you! So, that voice I listened to as I was grabbing my camera and thinking of leaving it behind, the one that whispered…take the long lens…knew what was coming. Glad I listened.
Tonight’s painting is inspired by silhouetted palm trees at sunset.