Keen observers may remember my obsession w/ the great Eyvind Earle – his estate granted me permission to use some of his paintings in the look of Winter Of ’82, like here:

Earle started out at Disney, famously developing the concept art for Sleeping Beauty, with a really distinct surrealist take on nature, and trees especially:

Today, on family vacay, I was lost in magic here:

And what do I see? Those surreal, rectangular Eyvind Earle trees, right there, IRL.

As if the place wasn’t magical enough; it even made my inner art geek happy. Perfect.

Check out more of Earle’s magical works here.