Archive for June, 2012

Zion’s River Walk

June 28, 2012

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It’s hard to believe that just about a year ago Betsy and I were getting back home from a wonderful western trip.  I still have many photos from that trip to go through — hopefully I will get to them before too many more years pass by.

One of the places we visited was Zion National Park, where we hiked the River Walk Trail until we got to the point where it was closed because of high water.

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

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Treffer Lily

June 26, 2012

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We’ve enjoyed our roses a great deal so far this Spring and Summer, but we have other flowers in our yard which we enjoy as well.  Our lilies have done very well, and Treffer, with it’s bright orange color, is one of the highlights of our flower beds.

Calabash Waterfront

June 25, 2012

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When Betsy and I visit the beach, we always also visit Calabash, North Carolina.  Calabash calls itself ‘The Seafood Capital of the World’, and the we can testify that the seafood is definitely delicious.  Calabash is primarily a fishing village, and shrimp boats dock daily during the season.

The Calabash waterfront is beautiful in its own right, as the painting above shows.
The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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Sarina Lily

June 21, 2012

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Roses aren’t the only things that have been blooming in our yard.  We are also enjoying lilies and daylilies.  Sarina is a pretty yellow lily in the small flowerbed around our lamp post.

The painting above was based on a photo taken on May 23, 2012.

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Sweetness Rose

June 19, 2012

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Our Sweetness rose has one of the more unusual colors in our yard.  It has a pretty lavender/purple blossom and a pretty form.  It also has a delightful fragrance, which is the reason for it’s name.

The photo on which this water color was based was taken in early May and is shown below.

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Tennessee Sky

June 18, 2012

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Tennessee skies in June can be absolutely beautiful with clouds floating in a blue sky above green leafy trees.  This water color is based on a photo taken from our front yard.

The picture on which this water color was based is shown below.

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Perfume Delight Rose

June 14, 2012

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Betsy and I love roses that look beautiful and have a wonderful fragrance.  It’s not always possible to get both qualities in a single plant, but we think Perfume Delight scores on both counts.  This is another rose growing in a container along our driveway, where it provides a warm Tennessee welcome to  visitors.

This drawing is based on a photograph taken in our yard in late April of this year.

Tellico River

June 12, 2012

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The Tellico River is one of our favorite places to go for a drive or a hike.  The river is full of rapids and cascades that flow over and around boulders in the stream.  The river road provides many places to pull over and enjoy the sight and sound of the rushing water.

This drawing is based on a photo taken in June a couple of years ago.

Impatiens Water Color

June 11, 2012

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We have lots of shade in our yard, which sometimes makes it difficult to find plants that give us color where we would like to have it.  We have three small round flower beds in our front yard, and one planting that has done well for us is impatiens.  These beauties were in one of those beds.

The picture on which this water color was based is shown below.

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Ocean Isle Pier

June 7, 2012

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The pier at Ocean Isle Beach is a landmark that we see every day from the balcony of our room and from the beach in front of the inn.  We usually walk to the pier at least once every day.  This painting is based on a photo taken as we walked to the pier on a day when the surf was up.