Stormy Night Snow Sketch

Oh how I love a winter storm at night! To hear the hollowing wind and watch the flurries take a horizontal path…brings much joy.

Today it rained for the majority of the day. I woke up to rain banging at my window. On my way home from work, it changed into freezing rain and by evening snow! This storm wasn’t big and didn’t last for a long time, but at one point this is what I saw:

The wind picked up and let out a big “shhhhhhh“. Snow flew from left to right in a straight direction. Branches bend with the wind and snow collected on the north side of the trunk and twigs.

A nightly storm can bring peace and humility. How fragile we are compared to the forces of nature. I think of all of the caterpillars that are in an anti-freeze state of hibernation. Some might be under that bark right now? I couldn’t do that. I wouldn’t make it a few hours unprotected. That humbles me.

Today’s sketchbook page was done with Derwent’s Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils and a Micron pen.


  1. What a beautiful sketch, Chris!!! I ended up having to wear ear muffs so I could sleep because the wind was so loud. πŸ˜€

    Love your blog.

    Hugs, JJ

  2. Chris! We got SN*W today! Like real, bona fide, 3″ of SN*W! I wanted to curl up & die! *LOL* Love your sketch. Unfortunately I wasn’t inspired enough to do much more than make myself a nice bowl of chicken soup.

  3. Drowsey: I hear ya! Shoveling before work early in the morning IS painful! Thanks!

    JJ: Wow you must have really, really strong winds…I little scary maybe! I bet it sound neat though!

    Shelley: Thank you! Snow is one of my favorite subjects! πŸ™‚

    Dawn: Thanks and YES! Sketch! It’s sooooo relaxing.. and you’ll have memories forever. You could have such a great collection of sketches from your travels!!

    Joan: Thank you!

    Lana: NO WAY! HOLY COW! I bet, just a little tiny bit, you loved it! I just bet!

    Dave: Thanks, you never have to apologize for being absent….I understand how crazy life gets! πŸ˜€

  4. I just found your blog and I feel like we are such kindred spirits…anyone who blogs about an oak gall and is excited about it is my kind of blogger. πŸ™‚

    I found you through the Nature Blog Network and you can be sure I will be stopping by regularly. πŸ™‚

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

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