Moonshine On The Snow
A wintery scene, an old stone barn surrounded by snow-laden fields all lit with the magic of a full moon … a scene from my imagination … and from my life.
I can remember sitting in the backseat of the car as my parents drove home from Sundays spent at my grandmother’s farm … the snow with an amazing icy crust on top and the moon gleaming and glancing over it as the car sped along. To my little-kid self, the moon and its glistening light were following me … playing a quiet, private game with me … all the way home. I also remember a night many years later, again the passenger in a car. This one driven by my former husband … the moon following me, comforting me … as I contemplated the coming end of my marriage.
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do.” Tahereh Mafi
My sincere thanks to Karen Bonaker’s Digital Art Academy, whose classes inspired this image and brought back the memories.
The barn itself is real, I must add, and its photograph was incorporated here loosely. It’s a wonderful old thing not far from where we used to live in Montgomery Country, Maryland. Happy to say that during the many years we were there, it went from tumble-down to beautifully restored.
Thanks for stopping by … as always, a click into the image should bring you to my website where you’ll find a nicer watermark (which will never appear on any purchased products, btw), and if you hover your mousie over a spot that looks interesting, you’ll see a magnification of that area that’s kind of cool.
Any fun winter moon stories to share? I’d love to hear them!!!