Monday, July 27, 2009

Let It Bloom

I found these beautiful dahlias across from the Esceola Lodge in Linville when I visited there. Summertime is so lush and unstoppable in its unfolding petals of living. Take a minute to stand back and admire.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Peace of the mountain

This weekend hubby and I walked a lovely trail in the Appalachians in North Carolina. I've hiked the area many times but never when the rhododendrons were in full bloom. They are so lovely and I paused and looked back to capture them on film and saw this patch of peaceful light coming through - a spotlight on the flowers and the trail.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

To the Pavilion

Here is the pavilion painting fresh from easel and time machine! I added a woman and child approaching and their dress is what would have been worn at the time the pavilion was built 100 years ago.