Once again trying something different with layers and textures… Hope you like it!
This may be a bit of escapism from the early snow and cold we have been “enjoying” already…
UPDATE: From Tom in the comments, a sonnet… which may make you look at the picture differently.
Eyes of innocence observe the scene
through grassy stalks: the rites of springtime may
be misinterpreted the first time seen
by virgins who have yet to boldly stray
into those woods of pleasure and deceit
that lurk beyond the garden’s grassy wall
where satyrs chase their willing prey’s retreat
though the sunlit corridors and halls
of Pan’s dominion where the truth will out
that pleasures of the spirit may be great
but pleasures of the flesh–beyond a doubt–
can justify the body’s mortal fate.
In innocence and wisdom still she knows
That down those paths she will one day go.
(c) 2010 Tom Radcliffe
(cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer