It is at this time of year that I feel envious of friends & family living in warmer climates. Hearing or reading about the beauty of new green leaves, trees & shrubs in bloom, & bulbs bursting into blossom, I feel forlorn. Spring comes late to the northeast. It is a slow process, the warming of the earth & regeneration of life here.
The painting above is entitled "Winter Blue". It is not a new painting, but it most says what I am feeling right now. Although, cold temperatures continue & branches are still bare, the sky is blue & birds are singing, giving hope for warmer days ahead.