Thursday, October 29, 2015

McLeod Plantation

In June I visited McLeod Plantation in South Carolina with my daughter and my mother.  It is newly opened, and it is the first plantation I have been to where the majority of the narrative was about the Africans who had been enslaved there.  We had a really fantastic tour, and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the lovely grounds.  I'm afraid I didn't get the best pictures, since it was midday, but I think you  can get the idea from this single shot what a stunning place it was to spend a day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clouds and Lines

I found this image while rooting through some old files and I loved the simplicity of it.   You can find it in my shop

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wings and Wildlife Show

Hello everyone!  I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of the artists for the Wings and Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary here in Pittsburgh.  If you are feeling fancy, join the artists (and the birds) for the opening black tie soiree on November 6th.  Ticket sales benefit the aviary, and you'll have the chance to bid on one of my works during the silent auction.  You can get your tickets here.

My work will also be available during the marketplace, November 7 and 8, with admission to the aviary.  I can't think of a more fun place to exhibit, so come on by!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Scenic Overlook

On our way back from Cacapon we traveled lots of curvy roads through the hills of the Laurel Highlands, stopping often to enjoy the beautiful views.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Raindrops on Leaves and Pods

We did get a good bit of rain on our vacation, but it just made everything that much prettier.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cacapon State Park Summer Vacation

We spent another summer vacation with Grandpa at Cacapon State Park in West Virginia.  We had such a great time there last summer that we decided to do it again.  There were lovely late sunsets behind the mountains, lots of fishing, and more hiking this year since Wyle was up for longer walks.  We did the Tower Trail which led to, you might not be surprised to hear, a water tower.  We picked blueberries on the way back to the cabin, a surprise and a delight.  

Even though we went a little later this year, the water was colder than last year.  So we didn't do much swimming, but we watched everyone else, wondering how they weren't hypothermic.

I am not sure what this structure is in the woods there, but it was fun to explore.  West Virginia has some wonderful state parks and I highly encourage you to visit them.  We really enjoyed our second summer there.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beam of Light on Brick Building

This old brick building stands at the beginning of a bike trail we enjoyed this summer.  When we finished our ride, the sun was high overhead and made this beam of light right to the door.