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Heatherwood Japanese Garden Stroll #11

“Looking Back”
Heatherwood Japanese Garden

After reaching the hidden corner of the path, our stroller stops and looks back. They think, “What a relaxing place for a morning cup of coffee, afternoon glass of wine, or just a little retreat.”

They then turn and take one last glance at the pond and waterfall before heading on for their stroll.

“Last Glance”


“Cezanne’s Dogwood Abstract”
Yakima Area Arboretum, Washington

Sometimes it feels good to just step back and play a little. Looking at the image from my previous post, I thought that it would make an interesting painting. With a few minutes of play with Topaz’s Impression, I was able to create this Cezanne-style image.

I Love Our Birches

“White Birch in Snow”
Heatherwood, Winter

Our two groves of white birches are brilliant against the winter snow. Every time I go out to photograph, I seem to gravitate to these beautiful trees. They attract my eye through every season, through the day as it passes from dawn to dusk, and through various types of weather from mist to bright sunlight. Maybe, I should create a focused photo project just on these trees.

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Merry Christmas to All

Christmas Display – Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  It is a time to peacefully reflect on our individual faiths and what is important to us.  It is a time to settle back and contemplate on our lives and what is right about this world.  It is a time to share our love with our families and loved ones.  It is a time to look back and recall the wonderful memories of those who are no longer with us.  It is a time to be generous for those in need.  It is a time to sit by the fire and Christmas Tree peacefully enjoying the spirit of the season.  For me, it is a time to give thanks for and celebrate the  birth our Lord Jesus Christ.

I wish all a very Merry Christmas!