High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging […]
One great way to break the monotony is to wake up to a snow filled landscape. It’s been the first snowfall for our area, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting. See, I wanted to follow my fox’s footprints to find his lair. But wouldn’t you know, all the footprints […]
Sometimes we just need to be silly.
The Old Red Barn and I The first time I painted the old red barn I was twenty years old and the skies were blue. There it sat in the middle of the hay field Waiting to be immortalized on canvas. The second time I painted the […]
In my weekend at Ann Arbor, Michigan for a family wedding, out in the countryside are numerous barns dotting the landscape. Wanting to capture them in the glorious early morning light, I headed out after dawn. Ann Arbor is home of the University of Michigan, and of course they […]
Drive along a long dirt road in the countryside of Michigan and experience a summer afternoon. Brilliant green fields topped with fluffy white clouds and blue skies are a far cry from the metal and concrete of Ann Arbor. Upon arrival to the monstrous Detroit Airport and a […]
Drive along with me on a windy country road. Polling Station Road in Harwood, Maryland offers views of a variety of country barns. Most of them from a past era of tobacco farming in southern Maryland and stand in the landscape of brilliant green corn fields and golden […]
“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” ― Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
It’s been so cold that even the sheep have an extra coat.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. […]