When my eldest son was a little boy, I would always read "Goodnight Moon" to him every night. He loved the book and he would recite it with me, falling asleep peacefully at its conclusion. I think the happiness that that book brought to my little one, was with me the morning that I painted this scene in Wilmington, Delaware last week. It was truly bitter out- especially for this Florida resident who's blood has certainly thinned after 9 years of Florida living. I had forgotten how it felt to have one's toes and fingers go numb and then start burning in pain. Although I was wearing layers of clothing, the thinned-out blood and the Raynaud's disease that I've had since my early 20's did not diminish the joy I felt at capturing this morning moonscape!
The sun was very low in the sky and its rich warm glow illuminated the tops of the trees, displaying God's glory for all to behold! The richness of the red in the maple tree was truly spectacular, and I counted my blessings to be able to paint this beautiful scene, in spite of the bitterly cold temperatures!
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