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Appalachian Spring

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68/365 Cathedral Ceiling

I felt so close to God
 Cathedral Ceiling
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64/365: incoming weather

It is hard to believe that warm storm coming in a month ago. I am a month behind on uploading and now there will be a storm of uploads.

Incoming weather

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61/355: Wet Bark

It is rainy and snow just about gone. The world is brown and grey. Yet the subtleties of color in this bark stand out.
Wet Bark

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57/365: It snowed again on Stoney Creek!

I could not resist the snow and the stream.

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Snow on trees

Snow on trees

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56/365 Cows Dwarfed by the Mountain

Sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the scale of things as I pass by. The hills are steep and rise sharply out of the meadows. The cows look very small against the mountainside

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52/365: Brown Blue Gray

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I have had such fun this week exploring tones. These images of the country side are almost black and white even without doing anything to them. I was always taught early on my first photographer teacher was all about capturing the shot and the full frame.

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Off to walk in the snow yay

Walk in the snow

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46/365: First Snow: Before Dawn

Uploading these now, a week later, I had no idea the snow that was in store. I thought this was a lot! The color of this is exactly as it was this early morning. It is often very very blue. The sun rises over the mountains to the right out of the picture, hence the pink reflection on the shed.

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44/365: Red Flag

Many people fly the flag of Tennessee together with the Stars and Stripes here. The flag against the weather is a meaningful statement to me.

Red flag

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41/365: Snowstorm Coming

I did not realize I had caught this until I looked back!
Snowstorm Coming

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33/365: Three Trees

Here is another example of the only picture in a day. I was on my way to work, at the BP Station in Blountville near the Cracker Barrel.
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30/365: Beech Friend

Here is another tree friend from my walk.
I am very behind on my posting but I want the 365 community to know I have been viewing and enjoying the pictures and hope I am still a part of! My friends the trees are enjoying their momentary fame.
Beech friend

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24/365: Winter Pond

It doesn’t snow very often here and the water does not freeze over. I felt lucky to capture this pond. Luckily the bull has been taken away for the winter.
Winter pond

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23/365: Secret Keeper

There is an ancient legend that trees are secret keepers. I wonder how many secrets this one has.
Secret keeper

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22/365: Another Sunrise

I do not ever get tired of the sunrise. It gives me hope and strength.
Another sunrise

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17/365: Beech Tree

This is my new friend the beech tree. I am behind in uploading my photos…school started this week! I try to walk at least 6 days a week and found this on my walk on Jan 16, the day I posted the bark photo.

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16/365: Old Beech Trunk

I love the form in this rotting wood as it returns to the earth

Beech

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15/365: Yes it really was this color

I know this is blurry. But the color was so amazing at sunrise I had to post it.
It subsequently was fog and rain all day.
Color

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13/365: Rubber Snake on a Chain

We have rubber snakes on the chains of the lawn swing in hope that they will keep the birds from landing there and doing what birds do.
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10/365: Image

Image

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8/365: Magenta Hills

The mountains really are this color sometimes. When we first moved to Tennessee I used to call it the impossible colors.
Magenta hills

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6/365: sunrise

Sometimes when I step out the side door the sunrise takes my breath away.
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3/365: It’s going to rain.

Such strange warm weather.
Going to rain

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Winter meditations.

This quiet time before the year turns is one of the best times of the year, time for introspection.
Winter meditations

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winter sky

winter sky

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I’m pretty sure this is a red Oak

it’s the last to hang on if anyone knows for sure let me know

Red Oak

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Tree

Tree

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No power today or tomorrow they don’t know how long up here on Stoney Creek

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Green Yellow Blue

Green

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Our home on the hill

Home

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Woodland friend

To those of you who know about Woodland things here is a tree that I found that I hung out in a little while today. It is an oak tree and one of the pictures you can see little feces left behind by an animal friend. Who do you suppose he was what kind of animal leaves a trace like that

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Green

Hills of green

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So What If It’s Ugly? It Just Keeps On Going …

Welwitschia

It is the last remaining plant in its genus, the last in its family, the last in its order. “No other organism on earth can lay such a claim to being ‘one of its kind,’ ” writes biologist Richard Fortey.

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Heron Cove.

My childhood refuge and still is. Memory to carry me through the next months.

Heron Cove

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Blossoms

Blossoms

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Dawn

Dawn

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Sunset

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Snow day till Monday !!! I feel like a six year old

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5: Nest on a tree

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3: It’s all about the light

Late afternoon on the hill the light is this color only a moment

Light

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Light

Light

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Good morning

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The cows all said goodbye as I went off to school

Cows

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Colors beginning to change here too.

Colors changing

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Elbow’s Hill

I finally went to the top of “our” (elbow and I) hill today. I miss her but will love another doggie when she comes to me.

Elbow hill

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My cathedral is the pines, straight and true

I keep thinking he's right here.

I keep thinking he’s right here.

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The spirit protects itself.

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This was once a tree.

Once a tree

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Peach blossoms in our yard

Peach Blossoms

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Trees and grass

Trees and grass

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The twelfth day of the twelfth month of 2012 and my birth date

Life dormant within this tree against the early morning sky. I had a cup of coffee and looked at the day. Misty early morning Although we are overwhelmed with projects, we had time to put up a few lights. Joy to the world. Morning was working on grading in my library. I love my library its so snuggly. And full of books, paints, sketch materials, odds and ends, items. A reflection of the inside of my brain. I was so happy to finish making my new sketch journal today and I will be able to take it to New England. At around three, I went for a walk with Elbow. The sun is just setting behind my house. The second tree in from the left is the tree in the first picture. There is a duck swimming in this pond if you can see it. We walk up the left side of the pond and then up on top of the hill. I love the very top. We can see for miles. Elbow loves to run down the hill. Every tiny thing has such beauty in the world. Even though its into December, this verdant new growth is sprouting out of the hay bales. The evening light on top of the hill is amazing.

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Last night

Sunset

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12 of 12 for March 2011

I have been sketching my daily sketch. When I start the morning this way, all the day falls into place. Went for a morning walk to walk the dog. The view from the mountainside We think this was a wingbark elm tree the first irises in the woods I went to lunch with a new friend, 86 years old, in this Natahala this restaurant looked out at the kayakers the antique kayak paddle display this kayaker had the most interesting tiny little kayak and his hands were his paddles with little hand paddles I dont know what these little kayaks are called. The lily pad piece for Nancy Allen is finally taking shape. the final composition the last vestiges of sun on the peaks behind Sunset over the mountain

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12 of 12 January 2011

The sun is just rising on the new day, on the frozen landscape Studio ready for the next day of work, sun coming in at eight am Biscuits and gravy for breakfast, they feed everyone quite heartily here, especially the blacksmiths! I am showing the students how to do a monoprint on a screen Today I visited the bread baking studio next door. They give us samples every day. Today they were doing sourdough. This is their wood fired oven. The samples on the line, freezing in the snow. They were very smelly. I took a walk to visit some of the other studios today, giving my students some requested work time to process all the new information. This is the painting studio. Glad for my LL Bean sheepskin boots in the mud and snow! Finally get to use my New England gear. After classes were over, went to the blacksmith forge and watched the smith forge a knife. He made it out of an old file. Then on the way to supper stopped and saw the dollmakers. They were working on hands today. The sun went down as I walked to supper.  After supper, more studio, and now I am uploading these in the library before I go to bed, I will be in bed by ten I hope!

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Snow and sun

 View from my front yard Sun on the mountains off the back porch Nature's abstractions Contrast of form and line Wall texture Light is incredible the snow traces lines of the branches Calligraphic dance The sun was just shining through, so beautiful10.jpg I could not believe the sun and the mist. Taken from the porch of the old house, the same hills, seen from the house on the hill13.jpg

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12 of 12: A breathless morning in August

Twelve of Twelve. A breathless morning in August for August twelfth. Work to be done, work in progress, the work of living, things growing, close to the earth

This mushroom is six inches across Wood waits to be cut and split Stacked and drying, ready to go into the cellar The lush growth down in the holler. Things grow when you turn around Black walnut dye has fermented for two years A writing spider built a web on the clothesline Tomatoes ripening Zucchini tiny and growing Laundry waiting to be hung The corn is taller than Nora's head crabapple graft is ripe for apple jelly The Panzer and the lawn tractor waiting to do their jobs

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Fruitlands Museum

Yesterday, we visited Fruitlands Museum. What an interesting place. It was the experimental farm of Bronson Alcott.

Our family has always been in Mass and my mother visited with her book group last week, and liked it so much she brought my father and I yesterday. It was amazing, something for everyone. A museum full of Hudson River school paintings, an on site artist, the home of Bronson Alcott, a Shaker house, an Indian museum…amazing.

 

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At my outdoor studio

Outdoor Studio

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Photos of the ice storm December 2008

There was an ice storm in Goshen in the winter of 2008.  It is hard to imagine it was this long ago.  There was so much ice and snow; we were visiting New England over Christmas. We were stranded with good friends, plenty of food, no elecricity or water for over a week. 

I took so many pictures.  The light in the ice was an infinite maze of line and form.   am fascinated by the close up view, the way soft forms are encased in the ice, wish I could learn to manipulate glass and recreate it. It was like being in a crystal palace.

December 2008 Ice Storm 

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