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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Oklahoma autumn--watercolor

Oklahoma autumn, 5 by 7 watercolor, 300 lb. d'Arches

                             an autumn sky
                             the color of peaches
                             or perhaps souls
                             departing this world
                            with fond memories

                                                      Tanka poem, Michael McClintock

Autumn, my favorite season. Why?
The colors, the light, the cooler temperatures, sure. But more. Seed time, harvest.  Continual reminders of universal death, shorter days, a dying year, weathering barns and people.
(Day 13, WorldWatercolorMonth challenge.)

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