Spring Dance

The rush of spring is firmly upon us now. Days are warming and becoming longer as we approach the summer solstice. I have mentioned that each year ferns are one of the first plants to rise up out of the ground. They are drawn up by the heat of the sun and depending on the day the artist making the record may actually be able to detect movement in the plants. The movement over the time of drawing, traces a slow unfurling from a tight coil at the ground into a long graceful frond advancing into the atmosphere. Taking the opportunity to draw and paint the event somehow becomes more important as the woods seem smaller this year.