This is the same apple orchard that I pictured in "Autumn Orchard" now a little later in the season with some snow on the ground. It's the Migliorelli orchard with some family members living in the lovely gray house at the far corner. It looks like a grand place to live. I took some liberties here. I never saw this wild life in the orchard all at the same time. But once I start adding creatures it's hard for me to stop until there's almost a party. I'm certain, though, that all of them have passed through at some time, probably some at the same time. So here you'll find a dozen crows, a few red squirrels, a couple of rabbits, and eight wild turkeys. The turkeys are moving along, minding their own business, the bunnies are still, trying not to be noticed. The squirrels are dashing and chattering and what can I say about the crows? A noisy presence as always, two are playing around, their antics scatter some snow.
I will say the idea of painting snow befuddled me. White paper, white snow may seem like a no-brainer but it's a little more complicated than that. At least I thought so. Should the little drifts be edged in gray? Blue? Lavender? I went with some gray and some blue and I suppose it works well enough. I am going to be painting more winter scenes. I'll get the hang of it.
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