Snowzilla: the day after

January 25, 2016 at 12:26 am (Animals, Art, books, Dogs, Horses, Local interest (Baltimore-Washington))

It was certainly comforting to see the sun.

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I love the way the bare limbs of the trees in the distance seem to have become entangled in the light.

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I went outside, took a few tentative whacks at the situation and, utterly overwhelmed, withdrew. Here’s how it looked in the driveway, after my (feeble) efforts:

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That snow bank is about thirty inches high. I could barely shift it.

Someone is supposed to come tomorrow and clear the driveway for us. (I’ll pay you anything!!) Meanwhile, it’s back inside, where after all, things are pretty good: an easygoing, affectionate husband, an occasionally affectionate if mostly somnolent cat, my beloved desktop Sony Vaio, music flowing endlessly from various sources – most recently the Echo, a delightful Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law  51XeN2UYoyL._SL1000_ – and my books, always my books, about which more, shortly.

While confined indoors, I’ve gotten some things done. I’ve discovered some wonderful new art:

 

Luxury Boat by Drago Jurak

Luxury Boat by Drago Jurak

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Harvest, by Mirko Virius

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Primeval Forest, by Ivan Rabuzin

The above three and more can be found at The Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

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In Sight of Home, by Edward Henry

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Walkers with the Dawn, by Benny Andrews.

From the Johnson collection website: “The two colorfully clad figures—leaning backwards and physically open to possibility—appear to have abandoned themselves to a joyful moment.”

Untitled, Carl Brenner

Untitled, Carl Brenner

The above three and more can be found at the Johnson Collection site.

Listened to some gorgeous music:

 

Visited the animal kingdom online, with gratifying (and occasionally entertaining) results:

 

Akhal-teke, of Turkmenistan

Akhal-teke, of Turkmenistan

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Bergamasco Shepherd

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Spanish waterdogs

And last, but of course not least, I read:

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