Monday, February 8, 2016

february fill dyke

The light coming home this evening was extraordinary - dark clouds overhead (and pouring with cold rain) - and then a pale yellow stripe of sunset on the horizon.  This was the view into a cemetery that I pass on the way home - but even as I was taking the photo (stopped at lights - great timing!) the light and the wet reflections reminded me ever so strongly of Benjamin Leader's 1881 painting February Fill Dyke, in Birmingham City Art Gallery.  Well, maybe.  Or maybe I'm just feeling nostalgic for British nearly-spring (or, more likely, C19th painting).

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