Monday, August 22, 2011

Foliage for a Dream

A Day in the Life... Sketchbook Project page 15 color pencil

In the peak of summer if trees look like these, it is definitely cause for worry!  When I was working on my Art House Sketchbook Fiction Project earlier in the year, the trees were still bare and looked nothing like the lush green ones I see outside now.  From my first Fall and Winter in the USA many many moons ago, I have never ceased to be amazed by the bareness of the trees when the temperatures dip and seasons change. I still wonder if the very first people ever knew that the trees would burst back into life in a few months.  

'The place is all awave with trees,
Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded,
Acacias having drunk the lees
Of the night-dew, fain headed,
And wan, grey olive-woods, which seem
The fittest foliage for a dream. '

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

10 comments:

padmaja said...

Nice study of the bare trees.. they are one of the remarkable wonders of nature.. amazing to watch them spring back to life at the right time!

meera said...

Thanks Padmaja, as I. said in the post I am always In awe of the wonder of spring and fall!

B said...

i love bare tress especially after the abundance of summer when they reveal their exquisitie form, naked shorn of all pretense they shine in the fading light of the winter sun.....loving that balcony pic all three lined in row against the balzing summer evening sun

meera said...

B, Thank you :)When we are surrounded in summer splendour its hard to imagine the bareness of winter --but the amazing thing is that there is beauty in every season!

Kathy Staicer said...

I have a secret love of trees in all seasons. Another great sketch. I hope you, your family and all of your trees do well in the approaching hurricane Irene!

Diana said...

Love your sketch Meera, I too love trees! Bare ones and tiny leaves coming. All seasons.. Be safe in hurricane Irene, love,Diana

meera said...

thank you Kathy. i hope you are safe too. we just returned from an emergency trip to India and now waiting out Irene in DC

meera said...

Diana, thanks! wish you safe times too - hope Irene spares us all.

Thaikaden said...

I really like the bare trees(with snow.) Nice sketching. Take care.

meera said...

@Thaikaden, bare trees have a beauty of their own! Thanks for stopping by!

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