One leaf left on a branch
and not a sound of sadness or despair.

One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness.
One leaf left all by itself in the air
and it does not speak
of loneliness or death.
One leaf and it spends itself
in swaying mildly in the breeze
…D. Ignatow

The view from my window is filled with trees on all sides, mostly bare at this time of year…soon the branches will be ice covered like this one..
I was inspired by a poem from Earth Prayers, which is about living in hope….it’s at this time of the year that we need it most

  • Watercolour on Arches Paper..
  • The images above are from my collection of TREES

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Angela….very nice of you….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Nicely done, Janis. Makes me think of the O’Henry short story of the same title.

  • Oh I’ll have to look that up Dot…..I did not know such a story existed….thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • What an amazing story Dot….thank you so much for mentioning it…here is a link in case you want to read it again…The Last Leaf

    – © Janis Zroback

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago


  • Wonderful news Tammera….thank you so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellabout 3 years ago

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Image! 12/27/2011

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much Deborah.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Janis . . .

  • Thank you so much Carol and Mike….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Richie Dean
    Richie Deanabout 3 years ago

    What a great composition Janis, love the colours too …………. :))

  • Thank you so much Richie…I’m really happy you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 3 years ago

    beautiful colours and painting Janis…love the focus on the one leaf…trust you had a lovely Christmas..we are still in recovery mode :)

  • Thank you so much Linda… Christmas this year was and still is very unusual….hope it never happens again.. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    a great depiction of a sad lonely sight, Janis, but with all the promise of things to come !!

  • Thank you so much George…that is true indeed…

    – © Janis Zroback

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