Monday, July 21, 2008

Arctic Tern in July

So I didn’t get to print over the weekend, but I did comfort myself by looking at my new purchase and fantasizing about how to make use of the great color scheme it employs. I found this Audubon reprint of an arctic tern (sterna arctica) at an antique store in New Hamshire last weekend. I love the blue, orange, white and grey. And the dynamic yet awkward dive and stormy ocean skies seal the deal.

Oddly, the view outside my window one afternoon mimicked the sky behind the tern (or the other way around?). It has been a summer of intense and fast moving storms, endless lightning, and blinding downpours. Part of me doesn’t mind because it is still as exciting to watch as it was when I was young and would go out to the porch with my mom to watch the thunder and lightning when it woke us up in the middle of the night. But the heat and stickiness that comes with the storms doesn’t make for good sleeping weather. An arctic tern would feel nice right now...

2 comments:

gregory said...

Love your summer evocations and northern dreams...

paper wren said...

Will you share your northern evocations and summer dreams in return?