Sunday, February 01, 2015

Love and a Blizzard Story


"Love"
4x4 oil on panel

Feeling fortunate to be in Florida as winter storm Juno wreaked havoc and destruction on coastal Massachusetts. 
I have first hand memories of the Blizzard of '78 which caused the same kind of devastation. 
My sister and I were living in Humarock, a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the South River and I say with no exaggeration, escaped with our lives.

Blizzard of 1978 ~ Humarock, Massachusetts

This photo, which ran in the Boston Globe shows my sister's Ford truck, which we abandoned when it began to float, resting on about 10 feet of sand. There was no road to drive out on but we tried anyway. The whole thing was surreal.

On a lighter note. The quintessential flower of love is the rose. Check out Girls Just Wanna Paint for other interpretations of "love".

5 comments:

Susan said...

What a story Mary. Love is surely surviving that!!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

it was an experience I'll never forget.

hmuxo said...

Amazing post Mary...pretty scary!! And your interpretation of love is beautiful !!!

Darla McDowell said...

Beautiful painting, Mary! And an incredible story! Wow! So glad that all turned out okay. :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a beautiful rose, Mary. I'm glad you are safe away from the storm's ravages. This one in '78 looks brutal. IL had a big one in '67 that I still remember.

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