© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

snow apple

a greenness in the air,
the heaps of frozen snow sagging
in the sun’s melt,
mud replacing ice on the slates outside my door

and everywhere,
poking through winter’s white blanket,
sodden leaves, forgotten stones
and bits of paper, the evidence of life
dropped carelessly in the dark
of stormclouded nights

i stepped carefully so as not to squish
in the newly-revealed underbelly of my world
and then beheld, as perfect as the day it ripened,
an apple, untouched by the ravages of cold
by virtue of nature’s blanket now vanished

it was a fresh reminder that a newness,
a different season comes,
one gentler and more welcoming than winter

but all i could think was
how will i cope, alone, with passionate spring,
when winter gives such credence to despair

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot Feruary 2, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Flaming Pear,
Akvis Oils over DAP


apple, fruit, green apple, landscape, leaves, snow, winter

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Keeping fresh for the next warm pie. Great image!

  • It was really fine, amazingly, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Greybeard
    Greybeardover 1 year ago

    It’s hard to believe that you have used digital oils and not the real thing. Your words as always compliment your digital skills and another favourite, Terry

  • Different brush sets and palettes produce different results depending on the look you want, I’m glad you like this one, it’s a combination of layers and styles.

    – RC deWinter

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