Archive for September, 2011

Flowers from Our Yard: Sedona Rose

September 30, 2011

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Sedona is one of our newer roses.  It doesn’t have much of a fragrance, but it is a prolific bloomer and I really like the color.

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

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My Daughter, the Photographer

September 29, 2011

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Betsy and I went to Buffalo earlier this month to visit my daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Chuck.  Although they both have full-time jobs, Kelly is trying to get established as a photographer.

I’m not prejudiced, of course, but I think she’s pretty good — even if she does use a Nikon.  She’s shot several concerts, and was sent to San Diego in August by a record label to shoot a concert out there.  Kelly has already had a couple of shows, and she will have a show in Nashville in November, at the time of the CMA (Country Music Association) awards.

Kelly has also taken some beautiful landscape and cityscape pictures.  You can see a sample of her work at

http://www.kellyeschultz.smugmug.com/.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.  I snapped this picture near Niagara Falls, at Whirlpool State Park, New York when we were up there earlier this month.

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Dragonfly

September 26, 2011

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I’ve never had much success photographing dragonflies, but this guy cooperated nicely in the Italian Garden at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

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

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Inside the Forbidden City

September 7, 2011

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I captured this scene of the Inner Court wall and roofs while visiting the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing way back in 1990.  There were quite a few tourists in the museum that day, but I think the monochrome picture captures the mystery and age of the Forbidden City.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

Looking Back: Jestice Creek Cascade

September 2, 2011

Jestice Creek Cascade, Mount Magazine State Park, Arkansas. March 11, 2009.

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Jestice Creek Cascade is a cascade we discovered on Mount Magazine in Arkansas.  This picture, from March, 2009, was taken from the road as I couldn’t find a way to get down to the cascade.