The remains of an old railway snow fence still exist just out of town, standing forlorn and picturesque on a winter morning. It is the end of winter, the bright side and the hopeful part of the season. The fence is frosty on the shady face but warm where it greets the sun.
Judy painted this delicate, simple scene that is so familiar to anyone who knows Spirit River.
Judy had to be very sneaky to catch a picture of these sparrows sheltering from the wind on a day when the temperature hovered around -24C. They can see us through the window and will scatter if we walk through the room. Sorry little sparrows!