Magic Moments-einem goldenen wald und fee booten:

Here is the first fee booten painting which inspired me to give my walk a try even though i didn’t feel 100 percent. The woods are so beautiful.

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And my walk today was marked by beauty in spite of finding myself unable to complete my normal loop.  Part of the beauty was nature’s offering and the other the cheerful arrival of my husband to pick me up at the halfway point. The loop is only 3 and a half miles but today halfway was more than enough for my bad foot and leg. Besides i was missing my friend.

here are the Fairy Boats again in another painting. the sun is catching them. But they are beginning to sink.IMG_6594 (1024x768).jpg

 

I am working on the golden forest. Here are some photos from today.

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It is  the beech trees which are so glorious. But the oaks do pretty well too-IMG_6582 (1024x768).jpg

and make lovely boats.

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All Silver and Gold

Holly

Magic Moments-painting to Enya

I needed her voice this morning. Thank you, New Day.

Now i finally can move forward again having gotten this little bird from one of the twitcher’s off my desk.

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Even as i posted this i saw a problem with my aerial perspective and had to make yet another change. These things are too touchy! i am not going to photograph it again!

Here are some photos of Storm King as promised. The place is vast and my back and foot were dead by the time we got the bus home. However, like my visit to Innisfree this destination had been on my bucket list for a long time and I am thrilled to have had the experience of being there.

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It is amazing to me how many fascinating places there are all with a days visit of home. Yes, that includes my own yard. The part I’m trying to overcome is my sadness at having to do it with only what i can carry inside. i keep trying to turn that into joy and failing.

So again, thank you, Enya for some much needed songs:

“If you really want to”/ “You Don’t need a reason” and-“If i could be where you are”.

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Magic Moments-Quiet today

Except for the occasional scream of a blue jay, the woods and edges of the marsh were quiet today. 24 gregarious but quiet birders walked the paths under warm grey skies. There were no unusual birds sighted; only some white throat sparrows, a chipping sparrow, a thrush or two, geese, crows and a pair of ring neck ducks. i found solace in painting a little sketch of one of the several ponds. It’s amazing how much painting helps one to feel at peace..IMG_6313.JPG

I’d forgotten to replace the flash card in my camera and anyway the battery was low. But, Painting was better than taking photos. Birders walk very slowly and i travel fast so it was no problem rejoining the group when i finally finished painting.

Holly

Angel in the dust

Magic Moments-of Golden inspiration

Two paths diverged in a yellow wood…

Long I stood and then chose the one… I should…

Ah nonsense! The point is all our New England roads are paved with gold right now and if one just stops long enough to look there is beauty enough to last a life time or at least to carry us through the winter! So I hope you too are enjoying these last few days of autumn as the leaves whirl down soon to be caught by the rain and snow. (It was already raining as i came home tonight after figure drawing and the roads were solidly covered in burnt gold. The trees will soon be bare)

These are the scenes I’d like to be painting this weekend only instead I shall be heading up to Vermont to play Grandma.IMG_1906 (768x1024).jpg

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. Perhaps we all will sketch and paint together while I’m there. That will be fun too. According to the forecast it may even snow over the weekend while we’re in Vermont!