Sunday, November 15, 2009
Don't hate me, but I love the winter! Especially after a huge snowfall. I make sure I have plenty of food, wine and wood for the fire so I can hunker down and enjoy the scenery. I grab my camera and go out for a long walk. It's so quiet with very little traffic on the roads. This week's Photo Sunday challenge is "Road", so I thought I'd begin the season early with these photos.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Last weekend, my two best friends and I spent a glorious weekend in Wayland, NY, at our house. We went up to paint and had a wonderful time -- good food, ample uninterrupted painting time, some wine, and beautiful walks to take pictures of the foliage. The foliage was a little past peak, but it was still magnificent when the sunlit hit it. Here are just a few of the photos that I took.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Yesterday, Bob and I went "leaf peeping" in NH. We traveled many country roads and ended up at Mount Sunapee, where we took the chair lift to the top of the mountain. The foliage wasn't at its peak yet, but it sure was beautiful. There was still a lot of color. Here are some pictures.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I haven't posted a painting in quite awhile. There is a beautiful spot over a bridge on the way to Scituate. When the tide is high, all the rivulets show up. When out with some friends one day on a picture-taking expedition, we got lucky and were on the bridge at high tide. This is a pastel painting of the scene before us that day. The grasses were a little wet and shimmered a bit in the sunlight.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
My brother-in-law has these two adorable Westies, Mac and Duffy. They are inseparable and are looking eager to get a treat.
That's Duffy on the top. He was enjoying the view of Canandaigua Lake from the beautiful grounds at the Mees Observatory. I called his name, and he turned to look at me. I love this photo.
Last week, we vacationed at our home in NY. On the way, we stopped overnight at the Mees Observatory in Canandaigua, where there is a very large telescope. My daughter has learned to use it to give presentations and was able to reserve the house and the telescope for a night. We saw many things in the sky -- nebula, star clusters, etc. -- and were very impressed with her expertise in using the telescope. Anyway, this piano was in the house, and the morning light was illuminating it beautifully. The light coming in through the window made the exposure tricky, but I think it turned out OK.
Friday, July 24, 2009
While on vacation, Andy (our dog) was sitting in the shadow of the picnic bench while watching the kids play in the yard. And I really like the shadow play on the red kayak. I couldn't decide which photo to submit, so I'm submitting both. Hope that's OK.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Photo Friday is looking for a "monochrome" photo this week. When walking through the woods where my husband grew up, we came upon this old rusted tricycle. My husband gasped and said, "I remember you!" and had no idea how the tricycle ended up there. I thought it was pretty amazing and took this photo.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
In my watercolor class, we painted white irises. After class, I wanted to paint some more, so I stopped at the store looking for white flowers. The best I could find were these beautiful very pale yellow roses. I painted them yesterday and took photos of them today so that I can try painting them again (my first attempt was OK, but I want to do better). Anyway, I thought I'd share this photo with you. They really are so pretty.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Took a walk to the Duxbury lighthouse on this, the first 80 degree day of the season. It was so beautiful there, and the walk along the beach was delightful. To get to the lighthouse, we had to go through the Gurnet, a private community. We had to park outside and walk in to the lighthouse. Everyone was opening their houses up for the season, and there were some really nice gardens.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
On the same day that I took all the daffodil photos, I also braved the winds and went to the beach. I started taking a watercolor class recently, and we did a lesson on dunes. I realized that I needed some new photo references, so off I went to the beach.
I grabbed my camera last week on a beautiful, but windy, day. I wanted to see if the daffodils along the fence at the golf course were in bloom yet. Although not all of them had bloomed yet, many had and were at their peak of beauty. I took many, many photos of them. Here are a couple of them.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Can you believe the perfect shape of this tree, which can be seen from Powder Point Avenue. It stands alone and, although beautiful in the spring and summer, it is most noticeable when all the leaves have fallen, revealing its shape. It think it's a tulip tree.