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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Joan Senior Day Lily

June 5, 2014

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We have several varieties of day lilies in our yard.  Joan Senior is one of the white day lilies we have.  This painting is based on a photo taken in early June a couple of years ago.

The Great Wall

May 9, 2014

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I saw the Great Wall of China for the first time in July, 1987.  It was truly amazing to see that giant wall snaking across the ridge line north of Beijing.

This image was created from a slide I made in July, 1987.

Cantina Iris

May 6, 2014

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We have several beautiful iris around our yard.  This elegant beauty, Cantina,  is in the bed nearest the road and always manages to attract the attention of people walking by.

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

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Pink Azalea

April 29, 2014

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We’re fortunate to have some  azaleas around our house.  The bushes aren’t very large, but the blossoms are beautiful.  We always look forward to the way the brighten a sunny Spring day.

This painting is based on a photograph of a pink azalea taken in April, 2011.

Whitewater Falls

April 23, 2014

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Betsy and I had planned to go to Cashiers, North Carolina, over Valentine Day, but 14 inches of snow in the mountains on western North Carolina caused us to postpone that trip.  We finally made it to Cashiers in mid-March.  We had hoped to see Whitewater Falls on March 19, but thick fog prevented us from making that visit.  Fortunately the weather cooperated on March 20, when I took the photo on which this poster is based.


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