The week of warmer temperatures did in fact... activate the dormant and much-dreaded black fly hordes... but as is always in the case in life there exists paradox. Those same warmer temperatures triggered an explosion of life in our hardwood forests in the Oro-Medonte Hills... and as well right across the Province of Ontario.
The darkened and lifeless shaded forest floor is now carpeted completely with new greens and with undulating waves of white trilliums... our provincial wildlower emblem. Here and there one can discern a "stranger" in their cascading white midst. That sighting for "me" always evokes a tongue-in-cheek remark that I imagine being overheard in these woods:
"Who's the new guy in town?"
I will not dwell on the subject in my usual romantic way... I will simply offer this small sketch as a symbol of my abiding trust and Hope... in all things true and good! Happy Spring everyone!
Good painting!... Damn the flies!!!... and pass the pigment!