Tuesday, September 18, 2012

sketchbook Tuesday :: acorns and clouds

Acorns are falling. The big oak tree just at the lower part of our drive has been dropping acorns steadily for a couple of weeks now. The noise can be startling. Sometimes we think it sounds as if some angry squirrel is throwing the acorns down from the tree. Plunk, when one hits the asphalt drive. Ping when one strikes the wheel barrow at the base of the tree. Thud on a wooden fence post. It's as if we are under an acorn assault.
The clouds in our skies have been quite dramatic lately. Beautiful autumn blues with big puffy clouds. While Kiddo was at tennis I sat under a tree and attempted a sketch of the clouds over a nearby mountain view. The afternoon was just too pretty to sit in the car while waiting.

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

As much as I like the acorn and landscape pieces, I liked your description of the acorns falling even more. My favorite time of year, truly, and your words and your paintings bring wonderful warm feelings.

. said...

Oh good, so Im not the only one whos under acorn attacks : ) We have also grabapples coming down and hitting us as we try to get in to the car... Starting to think about getting my self a nice helmet.

Cute watercolour painting of the acorns, there is so many different kinds of them. I havent seen the once you have yet, the nut is a bit longer. Both a very nice paintings!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog : )

Debbie Nolan said...

Ann - what lovely sketches - I too have been drawing acorns (I like yours better than mine)...we live in a woods and it is down-right dangerous to walk around in the yard for sure. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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