Thank you all for your great comments. This is so much fun ! You guys mean so much to me. I don't only find great advice and encouragement but also friendship.
Mattlart; thanks a lot. Could you name a few of your Russian favourites so I can look them up.
Cryla: thank you also. Yes, I imagined an another tree or two in front of the scene to make it more interesting because I felt it needed it.
Spyderbabe: everytime I read your name "Spyderbabe" I feel I'll see this great beautiful creature full of sharpness and grace.
You could be right about the distance shadows. I thought that I did soften but maybe not enough. Thanks.
a nice compliment to the reddish brown trees
Katelyn: thank you so much. I usually put a little orange in the brown but tried red this time and was so pleased of the results that it is forever in my memory. Thanks for noticing.
Andrew; this is so great, as I did think that I could developpe more also but was too wet and was too excited to post. Thanks a lot.
VanArt and Vhere; thank you so much. I know, I'm so lucky to live here. But to get to my house, there is THAT hill and in winter it is scary and also 25 to 35 minutes of Country road to travel before you get to the City. I have two young adults that still go to school and work part time so they must use it every day and it does make me nervous.
Le Beau Daniel; Vraiment ! J'en suis touchée ! Merci. Now everytime I'll paint "brindilles", I'll think of you.