When you look at this painting, you may be struck by the tranquility of the green. And then there's the textures of the grass and the terra cotta roof so beautifully contrasted with the smoothness of the winding road and the lone figure walking along it. Who is the man? Does he live in the ancient farmhouse, or is he passing it on his way home? What's down that road? Throughout, the ducks in the pond are doing what they do best: swimming, or considering swimming.
Hulings would paint as much misty days as on clear ones; here you can see the play of subtle values in shades of green and orange that really deepen on a slightly overcast day. It's a pastoral and restful image, perfect to enjoy in a mindful moment.