a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Mill

For The Mag.  Thanks, Tess.
The Mill by Andrew Wyeth

The mill was silent.  The stream frozen. The last wood was laid on the fire as the family gathered around the table to pray for spring.

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice. and i love andrew wyeth.

Dreaming said...

Mmmm... there is a lot of truth in your piece! Hearing about shortages of propane, I almost feel that way!

Sandra said...

beautiful painting and words are to...i like that wagon.

Lynne said...

You got it girl!
I am an AW lover . . .

Brian Miller said...

ah, those spring prayers will be answered soon enough...
but i fear we have a ways to go until then....

Terri Buster said...

Short and sweet- and perfect.

A Quiet Corner said...

Stop moaning...it's coming!!!!.:)JP

Ellie said...

That's a beautiful picture!

Irene said...

Was there no way to break the ice?

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Beautiful picture and words.
Lynne x

Michaele said...

Your words fit the photo so well.

Michael said...

Its seems we all pray for spring before winter is done

LindaG said...

Ooh. Very good, Gail.

And true. I think a lot of people are praying for spring. I know my Mom is ready for it.

LindaG said...

Ooh. Very good, Gail.

And true. I think a lot of people are praying for spring. I know my Mom is ready for it.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Are you reading my mind?

Great job on The Mag.

Karen S. said...

My thoughts exactly!

Farm Girl said...

Lovely picture and words.

Susan Kane said...

And after the last of the wood is gone, then what? Andrew Wyeth gave beauty,and raised some questions about winter. Well done.

humbird said...

We all are longing for spring.

Helen said...

... may I just add an amen.

Kathe W. said...

we're still waiting for our typical winter while others have more than they need...excellent write!

Sue said...

That was an entire story in three sentences. And a compelling one, at that!

=)

Ginny Brannan said...

There is something starkly cold about the image, you have captured it well.

Katherine said...

Living in Australia, I can't say I have experience this kind of cold but your writing has helped me imagine it!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely...

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