Thirty-in-Thirty: Day Twenty Nine

Barely a Memory Now ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow - Pastel on PaperBarely a Memory Now ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 13″ x 18.5″, Pastel and Pencil on Paper

As January draws to a close, I find that I have to look longer and harder to find color. Yesterday —with hours of snow, ice and rain— the landscape was particularly muted. Today the thermometer is pushing 50 degrees fahrenheit, and my hilltop is shrouded in thick fog.

I do love the soft palette of winter —bleached-honey beech leaves, dusty-violet brambles, transparent turquoise ice— but sometimes when I look out at the blue-grey and violet-brown hills, I wonder… Were they ever green?

Barely a Memory Now ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow Barely a Memory Now ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow – 13″ x 18.5″, Pastel and Pencil on Paper

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