Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Defining spring

The solution to no blog topic for today came from Illustrated Life's Jeanette Jobson, another Newfoundland artist blogger, who put out a challenge to choose the sixth photo in my sixth file and present it. I couldn't believe that this photo was yet another version of spring- Newfoundland style. I can't seem to escape it.

This photo was taken outside my summer house in Duntara, Bonavista Bay, NL which is right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. In this part of the province the icebergs are usually heralds of spring. This was shot in April 2007. Ice bergs and pans of ice were made for artists. Although icebergs appear white, there is no end to the range of colours created when they are hit with sunlight. But it is the area where the ice touches the water that always intrigues me. That's where I find the most beautiful greens in the world. Maybe that's why they appear in spring!

A cool view from my patio

An even cooler view from my sofa!


Miki Willa said...

Wow! These are absolutly beautiful photographs. I have never seen an iceberg in person. I can only imagine the colors from having been in glacier caves. The blues and greens are not found anywhere else, except perhaps on icebergs.

self taught artist said...

wow the window photo is surreal....i'm not sure my brain could handle seeing that every day!

Margaret Ryall said...

I realize we are late getting spring, but icebergs are perks while waiting. It was pretty awesome to sit on my sofa or stand at the island in the kitchen an see an iceberg just outside the window.

Jill Berry said...

Yep, that's awesome!