Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice

Winter officially arrives today at 5:47 PM, but I've got to tell you, it's been around here for a while now. On Coyle summers and winters after returning from college, I 'lived' on the third floor, away from the rest of the family, and I loved it. I had my hotplate for tea and such, a small black and white TV to watch some college basketball on, a big overstuffed chair to kick-back and study for my masters and a small bathroom with a window that looked out and up Clifton Street. I remember it as a fabulous place to get an early take on the day's weather, after the radiator took the frost from the window. Up early, I was always faced with the pane iced-over though, in a seemingly Van Goghish canvas. One of my sisters, I think the oldest, coined the third floor room the 'monastery' with a thin, India print tapestry covering the window. Early mornings in winter, it was cold up there--- just the way I liked it.

10 comments:

  1. Love these "glimpses". What was your Masters in?

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  2. What a delicate tracery you've captured, Birdman. This is a little gem.

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  3. This makes a nice abstract. It reminds me of an unlabeled map--"Ocean with continents," maybe. Might be Africa just west of center.

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  4. Birdman, this is so fabulous. I've been away from your lovely blog for FAR too long. Thanks so much for your recent welcome comments which jumped me back into your work.

    Loved your snow bridge the other day.

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  5. The best thing about Winter id that it's followed by Spring. Those are great memories, nevertheless.

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  6. Hi! It is very interesting picture.Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  7. What a beautiful impressionistic rendering. Spectacular!

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  8. Beautiful! It would make a perfect cover for Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy...

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