Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mountain Serenity and Thoughts about “Snow Jam 2014”

“Mountain Serenity”     8” x 10”    Pastel     $75     © Sharon Lewis
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            Well the Atlanta region has finally recovered from the Jan 2014 “snowpocalypse” or the “snow jam”. I know that my northern friends are laughing their heads off because it took only 2-3 inches of snow last week to paralyze a metro area of about 6 million people (Thank you Governor Deal and Mayor Reed). But that’s winter in the south.
            I think about winters when I lived up north and had to try to find my car on the street after the snowplows went by. I would walk outside and if I was lucky, maybe I could see the tip of my car antenna (it didn’t help that I had a Triumph spitfire convertible, a low profile sports car). I remember scraping and shoveling and more scraping and more shoveling.
            Most winter days we don’t need to do that here. In fact, when it snows here, we adults do the sensible, mature thing: we close down workplaces and we take off and go play along with all of the kids. We grab sleds or anything resembling a sled (garbage can lids, plastic trays, sheets of cardboard, boogie boards, etc.) and enjoy the fact that Atlanta is located among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A snow day in the Atlanta area can truly be a glorious and enjoyable time!
            Today’s painting is another in my mountain series. Have a happy weekend and stay warm!

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