Adirondacks in August

Winslow Homer | 1836-1910 | Adirondacks Guide
Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and scraping, over traces of graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top edge trimmed)
329 x 545 cms | 129 1/2 x 214 1/2 ins
Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago | United

Today, I was inspired by Whiteface Mountain Castle, completed in 1937, and the panoramic views from the summit,   which Winslow witnessed not. I ♥ New York..

Lake Placid from Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY

Raquette Lake, NY | August 15, 2022

Paddle your way into the great unknown.

Dahlia pinnatas by Blue Mtn Lake, Adirondacks | photograph

Dahlia pinnatas by Blue Mtn. Lake, Adirondacks | Watercolor | August 11, 2022

Shower in the boathouse @ Raquette Lake, NY | August 10, 2022

Read me | August 9, 2022


Castle Rock | Blue Mtn Lake, NY | August 8, 2022

♪ This is My Father’s World ♪
“This is My Father’s world
and to my listening ears
all nature sings and round me rings
the music of the spheres”
// “This is My Father’s World” Maltbie D. Babcock

Moon & Fireworks over Raquette Lake, NY | August 7, 2022

♪ It took a miracle to put the stars in place
it took a miracle to hang the world in space
but when he saved my soul cleansed and made me whole
it took a miracle of love and grace ♪
// “It Took a Miracle” John W. Peterson

Raquette Lake. New York | August 4, 2022

Cloud by day and the fire by night

Blue seascape | August 3, 2022

Monochromatic color schemes use a single color with varying shades and tints to produce a consistent look and feel.

Raquette Lake, NY | August 2, 2022

A rainfall of sailboats

Sunset over Raquette Lake | August, 2022

Sunset over Racquet Lake, NY

Well July’s Here

Keller Blue 17 | Caiden Finn’s 15th birthday today

Mamaw Summers pet peacock

Mamaw Summers 90th birthday

Atlanta Braves v/s LA Angels | Truist Park, Atlanta| July 24, 2022

Moose under painting | watercolor on 300lb cold pressed paper | watercolor workshop with Dylan Pierce | 7/21-22/2022

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Spanish Impressionist painter
Guitarist, Valencia
33.6 x 49.7 cms | 13 x 19 1/2 ins
Oil on canvas
Museo Sorolla
Madrid | Spain

“Well, I never heard of anybody payin’ money to hear a guitar player. “ // Elvis in Jailhouse Rock Musical, 1957

Snorkeling | Manatee Springs | Chiefland, Florida, July 11-18, 2022

Bouquet | July 7, 2022 | 5″ x 5″  | graphite on mixed media paper

4th of July Firework | 2022

    Common Milkweed Wildflower |Smells like Hyacinth flowers | Attracts Monarch Butterfly | July 2, 2022



garden beds

First Summer Squash Blossom | May 9, 2022

I grow squash for their beautiful squash blossoms.

Squash Blossom | May 10, 2022

Snail on the edge of the garden bed | May 13, 2022

8 of 16 Summer garden beds weeded and seedlings planted |  4’x8′  | May 31, 2022

Hybrid Miniature Rose Bush | June 6, 2022

Everything’s coming up roses

Multiple squash blossoms | June 21, 2022

Every squash blossom bears fruit.

Eastern Bluebird eggs | June 20, 2022

There was a flutter of wings coming from the stacked cinder block clothesline anchor this morning as I was pinning clothes up to dry.  The small Eastern Bluebird perched on the electric line in front of me as I admired her porcelain blue eggs.

Planetary Parade: Venus – Mars – Jupiter – Crescent Moon | June 21, 2022

Planetary Alignment

Eastern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Southern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Eastern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Southern celestial sky dome | June 24, 2022

Simply point your device at the sky and the app will show you what object you’re looking at.

Planetary Parade

The elusive planet Mercury shone in the morning sky,
and the brilliant planet Venus was sitting nearby,
distant Uranus and Neptune, all approaching their oppositions,
were well placed for observation,
as well as the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn,
known by satellite,
even the dim dwarf planet Pluto
offered sky watchers favorable conditions for viewing

I learned a little chant from the girls at day camp, “girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider,” but I say some of these girls are stupid because they threw two bluebird eggs out into the field.

DeSota Man Made Lake | June 24, 2022

DeSota Dam | June 24, 2022

It’s high Friday and I’m full of smiles.

Wildflower Mix: Prairie Coneflowers | June 27, 20223

 Wldflowers are tenacious. My garden beds need the sporadic baptism of rain that is in the forecast for the next 10 days. This fortunate turn of events will allow me to snooze.

Long Meadow Farm LLC | December, 2020

Nothing says farm better than a well built barn.

Long Meadow Farm LLC | June 28, 2o22

Across the road is a horse riding ring. One day I’ll ride a horse until it’s shoes fall off.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

ẞanksy | Kids on Guns | 2004 | Print on Canvas

Silhouettes of a young boy and a girl, holding their toys in their hands, high up on a mountain of weapons. The girl is holding a heart-shaped red balloon on a string. It is another work depicting the iconic balloon girl. The simplicity and severity of the color contrasts gives it both beauty and deeper meaning, making it one of the artist’s more somber pieces.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

§tacy §weeney