Archive for December, 2013

Winter Evening Sky

December 18, 2013

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Evening skies are often beautiful this time of year with soft pastel colors.  I got this view of a December sky in the Glade from our front yard.

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

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Upper Linville Falls

December 13, 2013

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A couple of years ago Betsy and I drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, North Carolina, to Skyline Drive in Virginia.  Along the way we stopped at Linville Falls to break up the trip and stretch our legs.  While there, we hiked to Upper Linville Falls, where we enjoyed this scene.

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

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Bali Palms

December 11, 2013

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This photo was scanned from a slide made in 1987.  I was part of a team of professors going to China that summer, and we had a couple of days on Bali before entering China.  I was out early one morning and looked up as I walked among some palm trees.  I have to admit that I like this picture.