Archive for March, 2012

From My Archives: Mt. Nebo Falls

March 29, 2012

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As many of you know, Betsy and I have visited Mount Nebo State Park in Arkansas in late February or early March for several years.  There is a small waterfall near the top of the mountain which we visit just about every time we go to Mt. Nebo.  There wasn’t much water going over the falls in March, 2009, when I took this photo from the base of the waterfall.

Amadeus Mozart Daffodil

March 27, 2012

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We’ve been fortunate to have many beautiful daffodils blooming in our yard this year.  One of the more unusual daffodils is Amadeus Mozart.  It’s a double daffodil with a peach-colored trumpet.  This drawing is based on a photo taken earlier this year.

Sunshine in the Yard

March 26, 2012

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Nothing brights a garden more than a couple of beautiful yellow daffodils in bloom.  And nothing says ‘Spring is here’ better than sights like this.  These Spellbinder Daffodils are in our front yard.

Fortissimo Daffodil

March 22, 2012

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It’s beginning to look like Spring here in the Glade.  The temperatures dropped below freezing here a couple of times while we were gone, so we weren’t sure what we would find when we got back home.

What we found were some beautiful, sunny daffodils in bloom, including our Fortissimo Daffodils.  This watercolor is based on a photograph taken on March 11.

Evening Sky in the Glade

March 20, 2012

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Spring skies in the Glade are absolutely beautiful any time of the day.  The color of the sky is often a gorgeous blue with puffy white clouds floating across.  Toward evening other colors are often seen as well.  I captured this scene in Mid-March.

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

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It’s Spring Here in the Glade

March 19, 2012

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Nothing says ‘Spring’ like a beautiful yellow daffodil.  We have several Breck’s Colossal Daffodils blooming in our yard, which make us feel that Spring is definitely on its way.

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

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Little River in the Afternoon

March 15, 2012

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Betsy and I enjoy hiking in the winter and early spring.  A few years ago we hiked up Little River past Elkmont in the Smokies to visit a waterfall.  We came back in the afternoon, and I liked the way the afternoon light was reflected in the water of the river.

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

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Spring is Almost Here

March 13, 2012

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Crocus are usually the first sign of approaching Spring here in the Glade.  This drawing is based on a photo taken last month of a clump of crocus complete with busy bee.

Betsy at Husky Branch Falls

March 12, 2012

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One nice thing about hiking with Betsy is that she really likes finding waterfalls.  Her face just lights up, especially when there is a place where she can sit and just enjoy the look and sound of falling water.

This drawing is based on a photo I took of Betsy back in February, 2008, at Husky Branch Falls near Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Husky Branch is a small waterfall, but it was perfect to sit and enjoy the scenery and listen to the splashing water.

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

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The Light of My Life

March 8, 2012

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My Beautiful Bride is the light of my life.  I thought this picture does a great job of showing how much she brightens my life.

This picture was taken last month on a walk around one of the lakes here in the Glade.