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Two twin leaves in the middle of the forest. A close-up that highlights its natural environment, the forest.Location: Besalú, Catalonia, Southern Europe. Fine Art Prints
"Rainbringer" and "Rainbringer (Alternate Version)"
Another set of photographs from the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill taken in 2015. I have not published these for sale as they depict a fountain that I did not build myself and fall into grey areas of copyright law.
Good morning. ☕☕☕
4 December 2023
Hmmm ... I have no idea what to write about this morning. I'm sitting here with my feet upon my desk, sipping coffee. My head is slightly buzzing, that kind of feeling when you just wake in the morning and want to close your eyes again. I may have mentioned that in retirement, naps are not mandatory, but they are highly encouraged. I had a weird fantastical dream last night, there was some sort of entrance to another world in the basement and an elf creature with a double-barreled shotgun. It is weirder, because we don't have a basement. Anyway, the dream is fading fast and within a matter of minutes, I won't be able to recall any of the details, except for those I've written here. A strange thing about most dreams is how quickly they fade from memory.
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” - Ernest Hemingway
Good morning. 🍂🍂☕
2 December 2023
Charlie rarely gives up when he wants something, he is in a word, tenacious. He always wants to go outside with me, and if I stand up, he will position himself near the door, ready to go. If it is time to eat and I haven't moved from my stupor, he will make noises and shake me until I get up and feed them. As a matter of fact, he is starting to pester me as I write, however I'm not quite in a stupor ... close though. Now here comes Ben, who is less assertive but will position himself to make certain that I see him. It is time to prepare their breakfast.
The coffee is good this morning.
“Almost more than talent you need tenacity, and an infinite capacity for rejection, if you are to succeed.” - Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart & The Destiny of Me
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Pyrenean forest at night.Location: Pyrenees, Andorra, Southern Europe. Fine Art Prints
Good morning. 🍁🍁🍁
29 November 2023
Death is a good business, but there are far too many people in the United States who cannot afford to pay for a loved one's funeral when the time comes, and the time always comes. I know this from personal experience because we've paid for or helped pay for a few over the years. Once, while in Georgia for Thanksgiving, a young man knocked on the door, he was seeking donations to pay for his mother's funeral. It was heartbreaking to think of him having to go door to door, hat in hand asking for help. The next day, my wife and I went to see the funeral director and paid the balance of the funeral cost. We asked for his discretion, of course.
“A dark wind lifts dirt into the air. The land absorbs the sobs of the women and the flinty silence of the gravediggers. The long fields and tall hills swallow us all.” - Malla Nunn, When the Ground Is Hard
For the art lovers in Europe - my watercolor painting "Oak leaves in autumn" is now available at Art Heroes (free shipping in many countries).
Für die Kunstliebhaber in Deutschland - mein Aquarellgemälde "Eichenblätter im Herbst" ist auch bei Art Heroes erhältlich (kostenloser Versand).
In this abstracted watercolor painting, two oak leaves in warm orange and yellow fall colors dance in an autumn breeze that drifts and swirls through the sky.
Oak leaves in autumn Art Print: https://karen-kaspar.pixels.com/featured/oak-leaves-in-autumn-karen-kaspar.html
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Just passing through. Migratory Canadian geese taking a dinner break on a rainy autumn evening. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 13, 2020, 6:10 PM.
Pennsylvania has the longest and most varied fall foliage season in the world. Our Pittsburgh Fall Foliage Guide shows you the best places to view spectacular fall colors in the Pittsburgh area.
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Taughannock Falls Splendor
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Crescent moon at sunset, reflected in that puddle alongside the inlet stream. New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 4, 2019, 6:42 PM.
Good morning. 🍁🍁🍁
16 November 2023
I've never known poverty, at least long term, the closest I've come was in my youth. But I've seen poverty close up. Where there is poverty, the people don't really have a grasp of their situation. They might not know they are poor because they are surrounded by people in the same situation and have never known any other way to live. Poverty reeks of desperation and people are willing to do things, you wouldn't think of doing to get by, like begging and stealing from friends and relatives. Pulling themselves up by their bootstraps isn't as easy as it sounds especially in rural areas where getting a job requires transportation and transportation requires wealth.
“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.” - Herman Melville
Good morning. 🍂🍃🍂
13 November 2023
It's Monday morning, time to get up and go to work for many of you. I wonder how many of you sometimes set you alarm clock on the weekend, just so you can shut it off and go back to sleep. I used to do that sometimes. :)
We purchased a new Christmas tree this year because we have family coming. Hmmm ... I'm not sure what's wrong with the old one, except it hasn't been out of the shed for a while. For the past two years we've gotten away with taking a small ceramic tree that I have and putting it on the dining table and saying, "done." I tried to sell the idea of doing the same thing this year to my wife, but she shot it down immediately. So, we'll do it the hard way.
"I like to think I'm like the guy who goes to the office Christmas party Friday night, insults some people, but still has his job Monday morning." - Don Rickles
A single colorful maple leaf in fall is dancing and swirling in the blue autumnal sky in this acrylic painting in contemporary square format.
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Another sunset on the trail, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. November 7, 2023, 4:29 PM.
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Good morning. 🍂🍂🍂
7 November 2023
The season of the money black hole is almost upon us. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and taxes, not to mention home insurance. For Thanksgiving, we always drive to Geogia and stay for about a week. Christmas, this year some grandchildren and great grandchildren decided that they are coming to visit. To top off those expenses, home insurance and property tax is due, I normally just pay for the whole year. Then income taxes, which right now is kind of like a lottery, will we end up owing or get a refund. We've seen the needle swing radically in both directions. Don't get me started on the dentists. Hmmm ... should I end my rant with a bah humbug. ;-)
No worries, I'll come around to bright side soon.
I looked for a negative or funny quote about the holidays but couldn't find one.
“I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me.”
― Oliver Wendell. Holmes
Wych elm, Scots elm. I took the photos in the public garden at Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand.. 05 October, with @unearth
A bird's eye view of a wooded area, showing off its autumn colors, somewhere in Maine. I've recently added a drone to my photo kit and am enjoying the change in perspective it provides. https://rickberk.pixels.com/featured/autumn-canopy-rick-berk.html
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For my friends in Europe - my acrylic painting "Abstract Fall Leaves" is now available at Art Heroes (free shipping in many countries).
Für meine Freunde in Deutschland - mein Acrylgemälde "Abstraktes Herbstlaub" ist nun auch bei Art Heroes erhältlich (kostenloser Versand).
The autumn sun bathes the leaves of the maple tree in golden light.
Abstract fall leaves acrylic painting art print - https://karen-kaspar.pixels.com/featured/abstract-fall-leaves-acrylic-painting-karen-kaspar.html
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Autumn is a magical season when it comes to colorful leaves and trees. I took this picture just outside of the Mont Tremblant YHA in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada in 2016. The whole area is so so beautiful. Every fall color you can imagine, all assembled together in trees over beautiful colorful trees.
A quaint dwelling shyly veils itself behind nature's embrace. Yet, its charming efforts are betrayed, for the house remains visible, peeking through vibrant foliage. 🌿
Have you enjoyed the fall #foliage along the Neponset Trail? It has been beautiful over the past couple weeks.
Just be careful, the leaves can be slippery, especially on the wooden bridge deck and even more so when they get wet.
From the same autumn walk as the Monday picture. Love the red-green contrast in this photograph.
A pretty red leaf I found yesterday while taking a walk in the autumn sun (while it lasted).
"Oregon’s world-famous Smiley Face Hill returns: How to see the happy hillside "
"For those interested in seeing Smiley Face Hill in person, Polk County Public Works manager Heather Chase told KOIN 6 News that the changing face should reach peak color by mid-October. "
For my friends in Europe - my acrylic painting "Autumn mood square" is now available at Art Heroes (free shipping in many countries).
Für meine Freunde in Deutschland - mein Acrylgemälde "Herbststimmung quadratisch" ist nun auch bei Art Heroes erhältlich (kostenloser Versand).
Autumn mood square
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