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We are told to have no sorrow.
Nature gives us back tomorrow.
One day the voids and emptiness
will be replaced with Summer green.
Broken branches will be cleared,
roadblocks lifted; Spring, returned.

Where those broken branches grew
will be filled in with something new.
But when Winter’s storms won’t wait
and the calm of Autumn’s broken;
there will be no real returning to
the oranges, golds, and reds of Autumn;
nor of those branches once in splendor,
nor to the way that Autumn should have been
.Lisa HW..

Sometimes branches stay broken for a long time, and storms seem to last forever…nothing grows unless we plant anew…a broken branch can be a metaphor for life…..

Part of a downed tree in my garden…another of winter’s details…Watercolour on Arches Paper..Toronto, Ontario, Canada…

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season, watercolour, janis zroback, orange, brown, abstract, branches, white, blue, landscape, landscape painting, branch, january, december, winter, snow, frost, woods, forest, trees, red

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..
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Comments

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 2 years ago

    Beautiful and delicate :)

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 2 years ago

    Beautifully painted Janis ,magnificiently done snow..

  • Thank you so much Virginia….snow and watercolour don’t mix well, but it’s my favourite medium…. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JacqueLynn
    JacqueLynnover 2 years ago

    Janis, I really like this one for its overall simplicity.

  • That was the idea behind it….to express the meaning of winter in one of it’s casualties….happens every day and we tend to take it for granted…but sometimes the whole tree is lost and a hole remains….thanks so much JacqueLynn….I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    aw poor tree……:) …striking painting Janis…with the branches against the soft snow…a lovely painting..

  • Thanks so much Linda…it’s part of winter that we lose trees every year….some come back, some don’t, so we plant new ones and start the cycle all over again…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    WELL DONE JANIS A SCENE WE SEE OFTEN IN THE WINTER YARDS AND WOODS .LOVE THE TWISTS AND TURNS IN THE BRANCH LIZ

  • Thank you so much Liz…as you can testify, after a heavy storm it’s quite common…..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • fawaztrad744800
    fawaztrad744800over 2 years ago

    lovely scene…well done..!!!

  • Thank you so much Fawaz….I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • KathO
    KathOover 2 years ago

    Another beauty Janis! Love your style!

  • Thank you so much Kath….lovely of you to say so….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 2 years ago

    SO BEAUTIFUL, JANIS,,,,,

  • Thank you so much Rosalin….lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Mererand
    Mererandover 2 years ago

    VERY BEAUTIFUL SCENE,JANIS….

  • Thank you so much Paul…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

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