Quail Daffodil

April 16, 2014

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Last year Betsy picked out some new daffodils for our yard.  Quail Daffodil is a bright yellow daffodil with blossoms that last and last and last.  The blossoms are smaller than some of our daffodils, but they are definitely cheery and have a pleasant fragrance.

Ice at Old Man’s Cave

April 11, 2014

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Betsy and I went to Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park in early March. One of the main attractions there is Old Man’s Cave, which we’ve visited before. This time the trail down into the gorge was covered with ice, which made it interesting to get down to the floor of the cave. This sketch is based on a photo I took of a column of ice on the bottom of the gorge.

Cabin on Mt. Nebo

April 3, 2014

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Betsy and I stay in the same cabin each time we go to Mt. Nebo in Arkansas.  It’s a one-bedroom stone cabin on the western rim of the mountain with glorious views of the sunsets.  This watercolor is based on a picture I took on our visit in February of this year.

Pink Dogwood Blossoms

April 1, 2014

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We have a pink dogwood tree in our front yard, and we become believers in the arrival of Spring when we see the pretty blossoms.  It is rarely ‘loaded’ with flowers, but we sure like the ones it does share with us.

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

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Mountain Sunrise

March 6, 2014

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We have many reasons for visiting Mount Nebo in Arkansas — the peace and beauty of ‘our’ cabin on the mountaintop, beautiful mountain views, gorgeous sunsets and beautiful sunrises.  This painting is based on a photo of a sunrise I took from Sunrise Point in March, 2012.

Fall Branch Falls

March 5, 2014

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February is a good month for visiting waterfalls in this part of the country.  There is usually quite a bit of water flowing, and the weather is usually mild enough for great hiking.  We visited Fall Branch Falls, near Blue Ridge, Georgia, in February, 2012.  This image is based on a photo taken at that time.

Conservatory Orchids

February 20, 2014

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One of the nicest ways to spend a cold winter day is to visit the Conservatory at Biltmore Estate and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Orchid Room is toasty warm and the orchids are absolutely gorgeous.  This water color is based on a photo taken back in February, 2011.

Snow on the Fairway

February 19, 2014

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Last Thursday, February 13, the day after our snow storm, was absolutely gorgeous.  The sky was was a beautiful blue, and provided a wonderful contrast to the white snow on the ground and clinging to the trees.

This sketch was based on a photo looking up the fairway behind our house.

Lake Batur

February 4, 2014

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Lake Batur on Bali, Indonesia, is in the crater of the volcanic Mount Baur.  I visited Lake Batur in June, 1987, when visiting with a group of fellow professors on our way to China to teach for the summer.  This image was made from a slide made at that time.

Starfish Plant

January 31, 2014

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This drawing of a Starfish plant is based on a photo taken last year in the Conservatory of the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  We visit the Conservatory each time we visit Biltmore, and this time we spent some time enjoying the different succulents being grown.


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