In this painting Julia again addresses the Spring awakening of nature. The high blue sky is almost merged with the snow cover that is dappled by an elegant pattern of tree shadows. The snow is gradually melting and giving way to brown thawed patches. The landscape is subtle in the mood and quite complex in the form. Everything here is what we expect from the best samples of Russian realistic painting school: nuances, halftones, touches – everything that draws a spectator in a slow, deep and important dialogue between the artist and nature.