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"Tustin Skies"



Tustin skies wear

Ragged coats of
Battleship grey
Roil the atmosphere
As ominous agents
Of cold and rain.
They cannot be
While we shiver


John Constable, English, 1776-1837

Study of a Cloudy Sky, ca. 1825

Oil on paper on millboard
I'm not complaining, friends, I have no right to, I know many of you-- most of you -- live in much colder places.
But Man Alive! This is a cold winter in Orange County, One morning last week it was 44 degrees in mid-morning,
On the SSCW Factor, that's 15 below 0 F.
(Spoiled Southern California Weather.)
Well .. time to knock the icicles off my nose and ear lobes ..