. . . . .the winds are picking up and things are blowing about.
Winter weather is due to arrive his week.
Today our high will be 61F, tonight low 28F, then several days of
real winter chill in North Carolina at long last.
Hopefully the rains will take a break, ice we don't want.
I will dig out those warmer coats, sweaters, scarves and gloves, and
I may even be holding on to a hat when venturing outdoors.
The bird feeders will need to be filled - the bird baths de-iced.
The soup pot is simmering.
The woodpile is stacked high - we'll stay warm.
This is the South, but we can handle it!
This is one of my favorite paintings by a great British artist.
It definitely portrays the feeling of a blustery day.
Boreas is an oil painting in the pre-Raphaelite style.
Created in 1903 by the artist John William Waterhouse,
it is titled Boreas after the Greek god of the North wind.
The royal Academy notes describe the painting as - "In wind-blown
draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring
landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils".
Boreas was put up for sale in the 1990's after having been lost
for 90 years - causing quite a sensation in the art community.
The painting achieved a record price for Waterhouse at that time,
£848,500 ($1,293,962 US Dollars).