Youngdyke Road – Looking South

“Youngdyke Road – Looking South” — plein air field study in oil on birch panel 8×10″ by Margie Guyot

It was the day after Christmas. Downstate the malls were pulsing with bargain-hunters. Up here, the cats were restless, chasing each other up and down the stairs. Even Picasso, the big cat was tussling with the Siamese. I was restless. Nobody for me to tussle with, so I revved up the John Deere tractor and took it for a spin down the driveway to see if I could clear away some of the snow the road grader had piled up around my mailbox. Ran out of gas right in front of the mailbox! Thank goodness it was there – and not in the middle of the road or my driveway.

Got more gas and managed to clear away a lot of the piled up snow. It was a little tricky — hitting the wrong pedal at the wrong time could send me and the tractor over the “cliff” into the ditch. Lordy! I’d better never try to drive this thing & drink! It’s all a learning experience.

There are only so many learning experiences a gal cares to learn in one day! Time to go out painting! The big question at this time of the year is: what looks interesting? Finally I saw it: that one spot of warm light way at the horizon. Dark, gloomy skies all over, but that one spot was kind of like a tease, saying, “Looky here! Sunny down here! Nya nya nya!”

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