Sugar Bush, watercolour, 2011

The maple trees wearing their buckets look so surreal! The metal lids we use resemble roofs protecting the mysterious blackness inside. I enjoy the pattern on the forest floor that is blue shadowed on the snow and purple shadowed on the bare patches of rust, brown and tan coloured leaves.

I chose to include the accompanying young racoons because the poor hungry creatures often show up at the bird feeders this time of year having just come out of a hibernation-like state that is called torpor . We can’t resist helping them out with a little food to hold them over until Nature steps up her game.

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