Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Bayou

Find a little slice of heaven

On earth

Dream you were fishing

Today

 

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HOPES UNSUNG

 

Hopes Unsung

A story to be told A note yet played A song to sing A line yet written No verse begun

A song to sing

A note to be played

A line yet written

A story to be told

No verse begun

 

 

 

 

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Asilomar

Monterey Paint out Only Wind

 Where’s the storm

 

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The Explorer

Pfeiffer-State-Beach-in-Big-Sur Those who brave the rugged coast of Big Sur

 Will enjoy the thrill of the crashing surf

 Onto and through the rocks

 The colorful stone and sand

 Only a few will find

 If you dare to explore

 The rugged California coast

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Turkey Creek Surprise

Attack-of-the-yellow-flies   At the end of the trail busy working to capture the beauty of the forest.

Along came a sudden stinging sensation on the side of my leg.

It quickly went away so I returned to  the task at hand.

A few minutes later another sting.

Now this, is starting to get my attention.

I reached for the bug spray in my bag

and sprayed my exposed skin.

It only worked a few minutes when another sting.

Another spray on the skin now that should due the trick. Not to be outdone by a few insects,

I continued to paint.

Yet another sting this time I had to pay attention to

what was trying to get my attention.

Just a small long black fly and I swatted it away.

Oh, It would not be received as I had intended.

More troops arrived  now I was surrounded.

What now? Well this is my last resort.

I just I started spraying the bugs instead of me.

Well, What can I say it was the last resort.

I quickly finished and escaped to the car.

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In Search of Food

winter-wetlands

Wetlands in winter. As a meandering stream flows through to the bay.

A heron quietly waits for a fish to swim downstream.

 

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Are We There Yet

Are-We-There-Yet

We arrived, and the sign read

“Only Permitted Vehicles allowed”

 

 

 

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Coming Home

 Share with family and friends. A time to be thankful for your blessings.

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Last Hurricane Destin

In the distance you can see the hurricane transforming the skyline over Destin. Painted high above a dune lake in Sandestin. Shielded by the building and safe from the storm. All sound is drowned by the wind. Waves crashing against the shore high above the dunes. Gulf water breaking free to find a path into the lake.

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Dune Lake Early Morning Sky

On Saturday October 13th 2012 at Grayton Beach view artists painting the outdoors. Dune lakes are unique because they are a permanent body of water found in the coastal areas of Northwest Florida. A dune lake contains a mixture of fresh water and salt water from the gulf.    


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Colors of Summer

   Summer is leaving but the colors of the gulf remain. A reminder of how wonderful it is to live on the gulf coast. 

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PASSION

Knowledge is the base

To lead you to the spot

Where time

Does not exist

And work

Is not a chore

With imagination

Brings creativity

Where it leads

Is it’s rewards

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INVISIBLE


On top of the Indian temple mound

The sound of leaves

Falling to the ground

Quietly an artist paints

Unseen by those around

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Cool Breeze

   Wind swept clouds

   Wild flowers in the sand

   Waves crashing

   Feel the breeze against your skin

   Clouds to shade

   From the heat of day

   And  Water

   To keep you cool

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A Safe Harbor

   Warm is the morning

   Dark skies over-head

   Cool breeze quite nice 

   Will the clouds break

   To blue skies ahead

   Positive is the spice

   You sprinkle on life

   When uncertainty looms

   Along the journey you choose

   

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Walking the Line

Along the shores, rocks

And abandoned docks

A heron walks

Shh……….

Don’t disturb the fish

Kerr splash

I missed

40×30 on linen canvas

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After The Smoke Clears

Causes fought

Lives lost

Hearts are broken

Families mend

The constitution lives

States have survived

For free are the people

Who are governed by God

And not by men

For blessed is a nation

With liberty and justice

For all

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Heart of a Poet

The song of the wind

Cypress trees dancing

Spring water is rising

Flowers are blooming

Deep in the forest

Where the cypress tree lives

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Patriotic Mothers

Protecting the future of our children and grandchildren has encouraged the political involvement of mothers across the United States of America. The wasteful spending, increasing debt and inflation has increased more the last four years than in any other time in our nations history, threatening the prosperity of future generation. Speak out to your local representation in your state and let your voices be heard. Mothers day 2012

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Buying Seafood

Find and Catch

Clean and Peal

Cook and Eat

Fresh Shrimp

Yum Yum

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Misty Morning

Fog hangs over the sleepy town of Carabelle in the early in the morning. Sail boats swaying against the slow moving currents in the marina. Thunderhead clouds beginning to form as the fog retreats into the sky.

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Wild Wild West

Falling Waters State Park hosts Legends and Lore once a year.This was the reenactment of the shoot out at the Broken Horn Saloon. Including a Bar maid, Sheriff, Undertaker, Jail and gunmen. Keeping the peace meant a lot of gunfire and business for the undertaker. A reminder that gun rights are to protect against unlawfulness. The second amendment in the US constitution. The people have the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, for a well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state.    

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Wash Away your Sorrows

When the wind starts to blow and the sky darkens  in only minutes the rain starts to fall in bucketfuls out of the sky. It’s better to be prepared so you are not caught out in the rain. The lightening is soon to follow so find a quick spot to take shelter. Wash away your sorrows in the rain was appropriate sentiment for that morning.

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Finding Shade

It was a hot summer morning behind a seafood restaurant on the bay. Old wood row boats had been pulled ashore taking you back to another time and place. The sandy shore was filled with wild flowers and green grasses, the morning sky created beautiful reflections on the bay. The perfect shading spot to paint was next to some old crab traps beside the restaurant.  

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Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold

Capturing a summer Florida storm that last only minutes. The day started as a hot 90 degree day on the beach. The rain could be seen in the distance over the gulf of Mexico. The wind picked up, then the rain moved ashore. The wind blew the rain sideways and the temperature dropped quickly, then it felt like 68 degrees. Refreshingly cool but almost cold at times, but not to worry for as soon as the rain subsided so the temperature returned to a usual summer day in Florida.

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Swift creek

A familiar scene should be easy to capture on canvas. However past memories of this scene made it more challenging to paint. This was a lesson about embracing the moment and not getting bogged down by the details. As are most relationships in life. 

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Driving down hwy 20

Don’t be in such a rush as to pass by some amazing sites along the road. Even those well traveled

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Working, Working , Working the Shipyard

The hardest working men in the shipyard. Sanding, scraping, painting to restore and protect the ships for the up coming season. Large boats on land an unusual view to most people. I felt right at home painting this old ship.

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Feel the Wind in Your Sail

Seashore gentle breezes on a warm winter day

Renews and energizes your soul

Experience the outdoors

Doing what you love, now that is invigorating


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A Reminder of Spring

Springs in Florida and a reminder of what is coming soon. Cypress trees coming out of the springs are an incredible site to behold. Giant trees with new growth coming out of beautiful blue green water.

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The Frequent Visitor

Art is connecting a moment in time along the path we travel. It is the language through which artists communicate ideas. Through artistic expression everyone shares their passion for life

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Christmas-Wishes

Worship the birth of the savior for mankind and a hope for redemption in an imperfect world. God’s way to guide us to ever lasting life.

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