psalm 196, The Pioneer Valley

psalm 196, The Pioneer Valley, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, Copyright 2016,
psalm 196, The Pioneer Valley

While driving up the Pioneer Valley in northwestern Massachusetts one spring twilight, I came upon this rain shower curtaining the mountains, The color of the foliage immediately made me think of Robert Frost’s poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay;

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

#2160601 PSALM 196, The Pioneer Valley
12″ X 24″, OIL ON CANVAS

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