Archive for October, 2013

Autumn Color in Our Front Yard

October 29, 2013

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Betsy and I enjoy going to the Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy autumn colors.  But we’re fortunate that we can also find some beautiful autumn color in our own front yard.

(Now if I could only get those leaves to fall somewhere other than our yard!)

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

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Blackwater Falls

October 18, 2013

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Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia is a wonderful place to visit.  We’ve been there twice and have enjoyed the beautiful waterfall which gives the park its name.  This poster is based on a photo taken in September, 2011.

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

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Peach Festival Midway Ride

October 16, 2013

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My daughter Kelly and her husband Chuck took Betsy and me to the Peach Festival near their home in the Buffalo, New York, area during a visit in September, 2011.  This midway ride was very popular, but I decided I would keep my feet firmly on the ground and fulfill the duties of photographer.

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

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Autumn Color in Harpers Ferry

October 11, 2013

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Betsy and I saw our first significant autumn color when we visited Harpers Ferry a couple of weeks ago.  This poster, based on a photo I took from the parking lot of the Visitor Center, shows some of that beautiful early color.

Elle Rose

October 8, 2013

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Betsy and I usually take a morning and evening walk through our yard to see what is new — or interesting — in our flower beds.  We pay special attention to the roses, because they seem to be beautiful regardless of the age of the blossoms,  This pink beauty with just a touch of yellow is Elle.

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

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Dragonfly

October 3, 2013

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The Italian Garden at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is a garden near the house that has three symmetrical pools as its main features.  While visiting the garden, I got a photograph of a dragonfly checking out some of the water plants.

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

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