ROBERT DUNCAN DECEMBER SUNSHINE oil on canvas 30 x 40 in (76.2h x 101.6w cm) $14,400 This is a scene in a beautiful little Vermont valley I visit every once in awhile. My friends barn is just in the background. I always feel like it is a scene from a world all it's own, so beautiful and at peace. With the light of the sun and the beauty all around, you almost forget it's cold. Robert Duncan, 2015 @ Trailside Galleries www.trailsidegalleries.com
To improve travel in winter conditions, horse carts and coaches traded their wheels in for ski-like runners. With those things on, the more packed snow on the roads, the better! Historian and weather geek Eric Sloane wrote that, in the 18th and 19th centuries, "snow was never a threat" to road travel, "but rather it was an asset."