Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 35, Small Pause, "Red Delight"

Aglow, 3x2in. Oil on linen/board.
Painted En Plein Air in Plymouth, Nova Scotia.

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Today's Small Pause...

While out on errands early this morning, my husband called home to say we should drop everything and go for a little drive. We had recently experienced our first snowfall of the season, along with some icy conditions. Ian knew I wanted to breath in that beauty while the sun shone brightly. Soooo I set my to do list aside and ventured out on a little tour. Life has been so busy, it had been awhile since we did this together. 

We drove along admiring the glistening of icy branches and boughs that drooped from heavy snow. We oohed and aahed the whole drive enjoying our little interlude.  As we neared the end of our drive, I suddenly shouted "Wow" and asked Ian to stop the car. 

My pause was  the sudden and surprising vision of a myriad of bright red crab apples hugging the side of the road. These crimson globes dotted the space within their branches as they hung boldly without their greenery. It was such a delightful surprise to witness such abundance, while the vegetation surrounding the trees lay crumbled and dormant. 

These little apples stepped out of their sheltered existence and shone brightly in their natural beauty. I thought it was a great metaphor to ponder on. 

I loved how the ice rested on the top of the apples!

Another winter scene on our drive.

I hope your day allows you to take a short interlude from your busy life to appreciate small moments!


P.S. Please feel free to add your own small pause or comments below.

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  1. Hi Debbie. Thanks for the memories. When I was a girl, growing up in New Mexico, we had two crab apple trees in the side backyard, next to the strip of ground that was my mother's garden. Perhaps it was really more my garden, as I am the one who spent hours there, rubbing mint leaves between my fingers. There was a leggy bush in one corner that I would hide behind and spend hours just being a kid. There was also a wonderful hyacinth, a single bulb, that bloomed each year and I loved to sit there and enjoy the scent on that warm sunny side of the house in the chilly spring. I often think of that hyacinth, but had basically forgotten the crab apple trees. Thanks for the reminder. Katie

    1. Hi Kate, I loved reading your small pause! I could just picture you frolicking in nature. It seems you and I both loved playing in nature when we were younger--such fond memories! I am so happy your memory was spurred about the forgotten crab apples. It is sometimes really comforting to go down memory lane. xo


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