Look up

You know how in winter if the windows get all icy and pretty parents tell their children that Jack Frost came in the night and made everything beautiful?  I got up early this morning to get some work done before I woke up the kids and when I looked out the window the first thing I thought was that Maxfield Parrish had come and painted the sky during the night.  He does this around here every once in awhile, and I’ve tried to get it down in photos before.  There’s something about the light that never seems to translate well enough and so now I just like to watch how the air seems to be yellow, rosy, and warm, and the green pine needles in my back yard shine that light back up to the sun.

I  hear the creaking bunk bed, which means that someone is climbing down for breakfast and maybe to spend a few minutes with me here on the couch under this old blanket.  We have five minutes to look at the sky together before getting ready to go.

5 thoughts on “Look up

  1. furiousball

    that sounds nice.

    just think while you were looking at that beautiful sky, in southern new jersey a computer programmer working for a bank was teaching three of his cubemates how to crank out sweet handfarts.

    art is everywhere

    and fart too.


    I totally know that sky! You are probably too busy with getting dinner to notice that it happens in the evening, too. If you look out my back door, you’ll see a lone palm tree limned in gold. It’s the ultimate indulgence to sit and watch until it fades.

  3. jenijen

    furiousBall ~ you’re a fartist

    Mom ~ you’re right, i do usually miss it in the evenings. i think not watching things like that is unhealthy. xo

  4. HeatherK

    Oh! I knew there was a reason I liked you. My husband thinks I’m cheesy for referring to such colors as a “Maxfield Parrish sky” –you’re right, no other way to describe it.

  5. jenijen

    Hi Heather ~

    We aren’t cheesy! Driving to work this morning, the field I passed and the way the sky was? TOTAL Andrew Wyeth. Happy to have found someone else who will get that! 🙂


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