The work of righteousness will be peace,
and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.Isaiah 32:17
After living so close to the mountains in my sister’s home, this picture caught my eye in a second hand shop at £4. Its detail of small lines giving light and shade, plus the twig of distinctiveness in the corner drew my attention. I have just now researched it and the person who spent time on the original was truly skilled. He was born in 1872 and died in 1936. This is a signed copy of one of his etchings.
Are the twigs blackthorn or hawthorn.
Well with blackthorn, it is flowers before leaves, but with the Hawthorn, it is leaves before flowers…
I shall not find a painting more beautiful because the artist has painted a Hawthorn in the foreground, though I know of nothing more beautiful than the Hawthorn, for I wish to remain sincere and because I know that the beauty of a painting does not depend on things represented in it. I shall not collect images of Hawthorn. I do not venerate Hawthorn,
I go to see and smell it.Marcel Proust.
If our minds are
stayed upon God ,
His peace will rule the
by our minds.Woodrow Kroll