|Homespun Sunrise, digital photograph|
|My next charcoal? Could be.|
The weekend was joyous from sunrise to sunset three days in a row. All our lives I told Ellis the time to enjoy the weekend is whenever the weather was spectacular-- it could happen on a Tuesday, a Wednesday, a Thursday and even a Monday. This weekend the dreariness lifted Friday, so we made the weekend a long one and set up the patio furniture, bought the ferns and listed the new plants needed for our entrance garden. While I didn't make it out to photograph the daffs up close, I photographed a Michigan sunrise and a colorful, wooded painting reference. I found a fine specimen of a walking stick, cut it to size, sawed off the knotches and crudely carved my name. With my sturdy staff in hand, I'm ready to explore.
|A reference photo with great painting potential--minus a tree or two.|
|A Dawn to Jump Out of Bed, digital photograph|
The glowing yellow, pink and blue of the sky is what got me running for my camera at six thirty AM to catch the sunrise. I played around a bit digitally to bring out the details and deep colors in the lower portion. Ellis, just pouring his coffee, thought I was nuts. I knew I was energized.
HISTORY NOTE ON THIS FIFTH OF MAY:
Felice Cinco de Mayo! The significance of this Mexcian/American holiday to the US is it is the celebration of Mexico's defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862; the holiday is not a celebration of Mexico's independence. By miraculously defeating the French forces, Mexico stopped the French from aiding the southern confederacy in our Civil War. The battle also ended any further European invasions of the Americas. Viva Mexico! Check it out on Wikipedia. History is fascinating.