Monday, March 22, 2010

Fern Maiden

Last year, though we did not get as much snow as surrounding areas, it was actually cold enough to stick to the ground. I love winter when it snows! There is something so magical about a world shrouded in snow.

I could not resist going outside. I was walking along the snow smudged sidewalk toward the Independence Bridge. The world was a wonderland of intricate white-laced branches.

That is why this lovely maiden, modestly draped in licorice fern, stood out so beautifully against the snow-laden trees. Most days you can find her gently dreaming, hidden amongst her sisters.

I think she might have been a little startled when I stopped to take her picture!

It is interesting to note, that when I notice something unexpected, unusual, or beautiful, my eyes tickle. The way I describe that feeling, is that what I'm seeing "fills my eyes." It could be a vivid color, one of my siblings' amazing photos, or the grace of a ballet dancer. That snowy day, the Fern Maiden "filled my eyes."

Above you see the lovely Fern Maiden as I first noticed her against the snow-laden trees.


Clytie said...

I wonder if she had her arms wrapped around herself because she was cold ... or if she was just resting in the wintertime peace and quiet ??...

Grannie Annie said...

Oooo Sissy I think she is lovely. I love her graceful arm the way it wraps around her body...excellent work my dear. Happy Monday! Love you.

Tammie Lee said...

I can only imagine that beings you find in clouds, trees and more are delighted to have your company. You honor them with your beautiful talent in showing their spirit in your art.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It filled my eyes too! Thanks so much for sharing. It's beautiful!!

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Garden Lily said...

How gorgeous. You have a great eye, to be able to spot her like that - and then convince her to reveal herself for us. I feel very inspired by your art.