Memories of summer

21 01 2011
View from bluff at Ellison Provincial Park, Vernon BC

View from bluff at Ellison Provincial Park, Vernon BC

Wet slushy snow all over the roads as I bicycled home tonight.  In January, memories of summer vistas seem all the more precious and I look back through my journal until I find the sketch done while Maggie and I were camping with friends.  Calm mornings that Maggie and I spent reading and drawing up on the bluff.  Empty cheerio bowls forgotten under our camp chairs while hot tea and chocolate kept the brisk morning air at bay.  In the midst of January, when the light is only beginning to return from the full dark of the solstice, the sketch is a missive from warmer times.