I was just updating things here and noticed the date of the last post… Wow.
One of the many things that has changed over the years is the wallpaper on my computer. In the intervening time I have discovered the artwork of Gary C Myers. He has a blog called Redtree Times. And he posts his paintings and commentary on an almost daily basis… And three of them hang on my walls… Two in my line of sight from this computer. Sadly all are prints only. One day I’ll acquire an original.
But my computer has a revolving slideshow of his images as wallpaper now… Check out some of his paintings HERE.
This print is hanging above our fireplace…
And this one is in our entry…
Gary Myers is an inspiration… He’s a working artist with a prodigious output of amazing images. When I first saw his work it touched something in me I did not expect as his style is not something I would have envisioned myself being drawn to. Nor is it a style I had been drawn to in the past. But, his artwork just clicked for me… Now I find myself getting lost in the individual images/worlds for minutes and minutes at a time as they show up on my screen.
And he is a good and giving man. If he didn’t live across the breadth of the country, I’d be happy to call him a friend and neighbor. As it is I’ll have to be satisfied with a virtual friendship over these inter-nets… And seeing his art whenever I look up… Thanks Gary…
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
– Samuel Johnson
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This is the Chapel at the Old Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas. If you are ever in the are take a look…It’s a great place to spend a day or an hour. The season doesn’t matter… There is always something in bloom.
For the past month or so this is the image that greats me when I turn on the computer. I took this just before the Easter weekend. The place was packed as they were hosting egg hunts and train rides and all kinds of activities for the kids.
My wife and I went back last week and had the place to ourselves. It seems no one else wanted to brave the high heat to wander through the plantings. We enjoyed the time we spent.
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Driving through the mountains of northwestern North Carolina in November of 2010 this image flashed past on my left. I had to turn around and drive back to snap a few shots. This is the one I liked best.
Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. On this day, a late afternoon drive back to North Carolina and our cabin, the sun was just catching the top of the mill as it set in the west.
From one of my spring road trips. This field was different from most in that it was glowing golden. Probably not a good sign I now know.
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