Just when we thought we were celebrating the beginning of spring, we've had a dusting of snow throughout the week. This kind of weather has brought very dramatic looking skies and here's one from Friday afternoon. It's very cold!
To our great surprise in the late afternoon the sun appeared opposite a very deep blue sky, lighting the distant trees with magic light!
As we changed course, a rainbow began to appear across the entire sky.
I jumped out of the car with my camera and stood on a snow bank at the edge of the road when to my dismay my right leg sunk right down through the snow. It looks as though I'm sitting in the snow but actually I am standing on my right leg that has disappeared and I am stuck! My husband was trying to take a photo of me looking at the rainbow and kept telling me to stand not realizing I couldn't get up!
He started to move towards me and then his leg went through the snow and disappeared like mine. So there we both were with cars going by and I was concerned our other legs would have the same fate.
I managed to pull my right leg out but my shoe remained at the bottom of the hole.
D had to crouch and reach down all the way up to his shoulder to retrieve it!
The tide was so high as the ocean waves were being blown in towards the sea wall this afternoon. We pulled over in the car to watch and as I rolled down my window to take photos I tried to protect my camera lens from a fine mist that was in the air from the distant sea spray.
I was so lucky, I had just closed the window after this photo was taken and was looking down on the floor for the lens cap when a really big wave hit my window with such great force it nearly shook the car. I was so fortunate to have closed the window when I did for I would have been soaked as well as my precious camera. Whew!
Today was a dramatic and beautiful day for weather! We started out with an overall gray cloudiness and then the sun poked out and before you knew it the skies were cloudless and blue... in the afternoon a very gusty wind moved in swaying the trees from side to side and bringing in clouds and with it swirling snow!
By the time we went out for a walk on the beach the sky was the most beautiful to me. I love blues and it was like being under a dreamy canopy.
Along the horizon we could see the wisps of blue drifting down towards the ocean indicating it was snowing somewhere in the distance...
I sure do love this sky and it will inspire new paintings soon!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.
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