Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Old Forest

Redbush is still dealing with falling snow, an everyday event in her area.  Mr. Redbush has been clearing neighbours's driveways with the snowblower from the tractor.  When he arrived home after doing four driveways, he noticed an oil leak.  This leak ended up causing the Redbush family to take their tractor into the doctor.  It was an expensive trip to the tractor doctor!    She is looking forward to the day she sees new spring growth.  Redbush is looking forward to being able to go out to the old forest in the spring and summer to get photos of moss and water run-off.  She loves to use these subjects in her artwork pieces.  She hopes all of you are having a fantastic March!  

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Upside Of Snow

Redbush is apologizing for her blogging absence. One of her brothers passed away about a month ago, and she has been dealing with issues surrounding that incident since. She, however misses her fellow bloggers, so, is glad to be back again. She has decided to post some photos of her yard as of late. In the month of January, and February, the area has accumulated some 9 feet of snow. There have been a lot of choice words pass amongst her family regarding the snowfall they have had. The shovelling and snowblowing have become an everyday four -hour occurrence. However, she has learned that complaining to whomever isn't listening doesn't help, so, she is going to look to the upside of the event. Bonzi and Beatle love it, and can't get enough of rolling, chasing and snorkling through the snowbanks. The 9 feet of snow will create a lot of moisture for Redbush's plants in the spring. Even though the temperatures have been extremely cold, the bluejays, grey jays, chickadees, and nuthatches still feed at the feeders and sing their usual tunes. Redbush realizes that she could be experiencing some of the hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes that some of the other parts of her country and other countries seem to be inundated with. Snow has always been a favourite subject for Redbush's artwork. The upside of snow is that she loves the shadows, and patterns it creates, and in the spring the melting of it makes for great photo-taking. She will share some photos of her yard once again. She has been having problems uploading photos, so, she hopes that these will load.  But, once again, it doesn't look like they are going to.   Redbush hopes everyone has been enjoying the March weather so far.