Monday, April 30, 2018

Ahhhhh....Springtime

April 30, 2018

Springtime has finally arrived here in Minnesota. It's late this year, and about a week and a half ago Old Man Winter through a tantrum, in the form of a blizzard. He dumped 18 inches of snow on us in a 24 hour period and let everyone know, he was pretty pissed about leaving.

The extra-long winter means we will have to make the best out of the next 5 months. Yes, it's been know to snow here in late September. Until that time, we go outside. We go for walks. We ride bikes. We drive with the windows open. We smile more and we say, "hello" to each other.

For a few glorious months we all step in unison, into the warm air and bright sunshine. In these precious days, when the sun shines longer and the birds are singing, we rejoice together, outside.

The change in weather imbues a certain appreciation for each of the seasons. The all have something special and beautiful to offer. Our winters put up a good fight though, and just like this year, the can last a month or two longer than you want them to.

As we step out into the light of day and awaken from our hibernation, we Artists want to create. We are seeing things that we haven't seen for many months, like green grass, budding trees and other people. It's time to get out and do ART. This past weekend we ventured forth with the Twin Cities Metro Sketcher's group. These are some of the pictures.

I'll be posting a video on my YouTube channel soon which will feature some clips from this event.

















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