The rain was ending, and light
Lifting the leaden skies.
It shone upon ceiling and floor
And dazzled a child’s eyes.
Pale after fever, a captive
Apart from his schoolfellows,
He stood at the high room’s window
With face to the pane pressed close,
And beheld an immense glory
Flooding with fire the drops
Spilled on miraculous leaves
Of the fresh green lime-tree tops.

Washed gravel glittered red
To a wall, and beyond it nine
Tall limes in the old inn yard
Rose over the tall inn sign.
And voices arose from beneath
Of boys from school set free,
Racing and chasing each other
With laughter and games and glee.
To the boy at the high room-window,
Gazing alone and apart,
There came a wish without reason,
A thought that shone through his heart.
I’ll choose this moment and keep it,
He said to himself, for a vow,
To remember for ever and ever
As if it were always now
…L. Binyon
Watercolour on Arches Not Paper


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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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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful lights and darks. Love the moodiness ,liz

  • Thanks so much Liz….glad you like it…

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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago


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

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  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 2 years ago

    wonderful portrayal of leaden skies

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

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    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

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

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Was this possibly inspired by yesterday’s weather? Was the first rain we had in a while wasn’t it; since last Monday, I was always expecting rain and always carried my umbrella with me and it never came. Yesterday was a bit of sun and rain like what you describe, and with beautiful moments that can only last for so long. Lovely work Janis.

  • Actually no, as it was painted before the storm…thanks so much MuiLing….I had been praying for rain too though…

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  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartabout 2 years ago

    wonderful work love the rain works brilliant.

  • Thank you so much Marie…glad you like it..

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work Janis. I love rain. The warm yellow of your landscape is a beautiful receptor for it.

  • We certainly need it around here…thanks so much Frannie…I’m really happy you like it..

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  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 2 years ago

    This series is really a notch above! Wonderful atmosphere!

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

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  • nanaellis
    nanaellisabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Nana…glad you like it.

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  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Janis!

  • Thank you so much Meg…glad you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

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