Hazel Mountain Overlook

November 27, 2014

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Betsy and I spent the Thanksgiving Weekend in 2011 in the Shenandoah National Forest, enjoying Skyline Drive and the beautiful scenery it presented.  We stayed in Skyland, venturing out each day to explore the area.  An early morning stop at Hazel Mountain Overlook along Skyline Drive allowed me to capture the photo upon which this watercolor is based.

Noccalula Falls Park Wedding Chapel

November 10, 2014

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When Betsy and I went to Texas in September, we broke up the trip by stopping at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsen, Alabama.  We stopped to see the waterfall, but we also spotted a beautiful little wedding chapel.  This painting is based on a photo I took while walking through the park.

After the Storm

September 29, 2014

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This image was scanned from a slide I took in June, 1987, on the island of Bali in Indonesia.  I was one of a group of college professors who were going to China to teach for the summer.  We spent a few days in Bali before continuing our journey to China.

One afternoon a storm came up from the Pacific while I was along the beach.  The storm was quickly over, and I snapped this picture as the sun started breaking through the clouds again.

Star Struck Day Lily

September 8, 2014

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We have almost as many day lilies in our yard as we have roses. Star Struck has huge, beautiful yellow blossoms which light up a corner of our day lily bed.

Dad Adams Daylily

August 25, 2014

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Although Betsy and I now have many daylilies in our yard, my Dad gave us our first ones shortly after we bought this house.  He didn’t know the name of the daylily, so we simply call it Dad Adams in honor of him.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.
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Raindrops on the Blossom

August 11, 2014

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While we have many beautiful lilies in our yard, I thought this black-and-white photo does a great job of bringing out the raindrops clinging to the blossom after a short summer shower.

Fooled Me Day Lily

July 11, 2014

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The blossoms of a day lily may not last very long (one day), but they can be very bright and beautiful.  One of the brighter day lilies we have in our yard is Fooled Me.  This poster is based on a photo taken in June, 2012.

Celebrating the U. S. A.

July 4, 2014

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I hope each of you here in the U. S. have a safe and joyous holiday weekend.  The Fourth of July is celebrated here in the Glade with fireworks and special events.  This watercolor is based on a photo I took several years ago during our fireworks show.

Bella’roma Rose

June 9, 2014

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Bella’roma Rose has beautiful pastel colors and a delightful fragrance.  This drawing is based on a photo taken in June, 2012.

Juanita Lily

June 6, 2014

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We have several lily varieties in our yard, and we look forward to seeing the pretty blossoms this time of year.  Juanita is in one of our smaller beds and is the only lily we have with this color scheme.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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