Monday, February 27, 2012

Peter at Work

Photographing a favorite motif

The recent bit of snow has made us both giddy. As it is melting quickly, we traveled north looking for MORE snow. If you are a fan of Peter's paintings, you will probably recognize this bridge. It has been a central motif in a number of paintings such as Late Winter Stream and from the other side, Stream Bed, Spring. (available through the Travis Gallery).

Friday, February 24, 2012

Snowy Path

Foot prints of a tree hunter

It snowed last night! What a nice surprise to wake up to. We went out early to photograph some trees that Peter has been studying. It was cold and wet but beautiful and worth the trip. We had a great breakfast at the Waterwheel Cafe afterwards. Yum.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fiesta in the Snow

The beast is back!

It finally snowed and we were here to enjoy it. Fiesta and I went for a walk -- the first walk we had taken together in a while. Her health has been declining and in late December she could barely walk. We had to carry her to go outside, not an easy task at 95 pounds. Our new vet, put her on a series of medications and through the miracle of modern vetinary medicine, she is back on patrol!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Watch This!

Peter working with his trees

Peter has a short video about his current series of paintings "The White Pine Suite" available on YouTube. It's a beautiful short film that will give you insight into his current work. Click here to view.

A Tail in the Field

A fox tail, sans fox

One more photo from my walk earlier this week. I went off the path looking for feathers and seed pods and came across this tail attached to a skeleton that had been picked clean. There is a lot of activity going on in these quiet old corn fields in the national park. All sorts of animals come through to snack on the fallen corn cobs and each other.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cozy Nests

I discovered these nests on my walk the other day. These birds are making use of all of the fluffy seeds being released. I don't know what kind of birds are living here, but they sure make a comfy nest.

Winter Seed Pods

Radiant on a cloudy day

Milkweed pods

Another walk at a favorite spot. This time I left the path and headed into the fields. It was an overcast day and a few seed pods were freshly burst, others were matted and lying down. It was surprisingly beautiful -- especially on a cloudy day when the colors become so luminescent. The clouds act as a big reflector and throw soft light into all of the corners.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


A new old motif to explore

I have loved this old farmhouse from afar for years. It's a casualty of the Tocks Island Dam project that never happened and left many farms in our area vacant and decaying but also gave us the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) that Peter and I have enjoyed so much. Tonight is the first time we walked in to explore. It's so quiet. I wonder what it must have been like in it's heyday.