“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
The first walk of the new year through Massey’s Wood, a recreation site, along the Dublin Mountain Trail. The ground was soft and the air was fresh. I photographed this scene with my mobile phone, did some quick sketches, then launched myself into the painting.