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It had snowed hard overnight. About 25 centimetres of wet and heavy snow had accumulated. The depth of the snow would have been double that if the flakes had remained as frozen dendritic aggregates. The snow accumulated on the trees in a characteristic way and that was the reason for this painting and the following series of snow studies. Snow is certainly not white but takes on the values and colours of the environment. I took a nice walk along Long Reach Lane to capture the fleeting moments.
This mound of marble is the northeast side of a break in the ridge of rock. The path for the Long Reach Lane naturally flowed through this natural break. The northeast to southwest ridges are all that remain of an ancient mountain range that was created when continental plates collided eons ago. I was at the fork in Long Reach Lane. The path to our place follows the valley between the ridges. The other branch of Long Reach follows around the break in the marble ridge to the other property owners. The red cedar growing out of a crack in the marble was probably way older than its size would indicate.
That is the glow of the 8 am sun through the clouds and the trees of Long Reach.
April 16th, 2018
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