Tag Archives: Landscapes

First touch of Winter

The long drought has ended. Rain, day of rain have soaked the soil leaving us with a shortage of around nine inches more to make up for Gaia’s stinginess. What can one expect when there are hordes of misfits torturing … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Memories

Photo was taken on Rte 22A just south of Vergennes in June 2007. Some of you may be old enough to remember as kids, buying a roll or two of red, white and blue crepe paper with which we decorated … Continue reading

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Old farm structures

The weathered wood tells of the age. Yet this building stands in the corner of a small pasture, providing storage for fodder for the stock and tools. At the moment, horses are contained here. I doubt sheep are raised here … Continue reading

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Carolina cattle and a steeple

Driving around Upstate South Carolina, one finds much evidence of the burgeoning economy by the clearing off of land for housing. Spartanburg and Greenville Counties are growing. Then one turns down another road and you wonder if a warp opened, … Continue reading

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Rebirth of a woodland

In a woodlot nothing goes to waste. A fallen tree, last years leaves, dead fauna and other detritus from past storms all slowly rot, turn into humus and become rooting material for new growth. The decay provides nutrients for next … Continue reading

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Snow on the Azalea

The last time this occurred was 2011. As you can guess, this is not common. It isn’t just snow, under the fluffy stuff is ice which is more common. There is around five inches, more than enough to turn the … Continue reading

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Sketch book notes

When I think back upon places I’ve been at times, I suddenly remember something about a day or time that stuck with me. Usually these sketches become notes for oil paintings or water colors when I have the time. (a … Continue reading

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Winter fenceline

In Vermont, exposed fence lines in hillside pastures will have snow about one inch deep on one side and over your head on the other side. The wind will pick up the snow and move it across a pasture leaving … Continue reading

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Ragweed deadheads

After a hard frost and winter rains knock down the grasses and succulent weeds, what is left is those with a woody stem. the pervasive ragweed stands as sentinels in the fields just to remind one that while winter quells … Continue reading

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Colby Road shed

One of the farm field sheds that has fallen into a dilapidated condition. A few more years and it will fall down on it own.Pen and ink on paper Studio work South Carolina 01/04/2016

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