Category Archives: Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail

Keep Cool in “The Swimming Hole”

On a hot summer afternoon out on the trail, there is nothing more refreshing to me than wading into the deeper area of a stream and cooling off. This painting was actually visualized during one of the visits with my great nieces and nephews and I knew I’d have to paint it, but it came […]

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New Painting, “Social Isolation”

It’s a phrase of the times, but it’s kind of how I always felt when I walked in the woods, and I always enjoyed that time alone with the trees and the shadows and the sun. Two years later, I finally had the chance to return to the woods in spring, after my hip replacement, […]

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Featured Gallery: Dramatic Light

It’s hard to believe I captured these stunning photos on a morning in March! Really, it was March 10, 2017 when I raced to capture the sun breaking through heavy clouds after a snow and ice storm the night before. When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each […]

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Captivating Sycamore Moon

Today’s full moon is the last full moon of winter, when she sits like a pearl strung in a mesh of bare branches. This is most often called the Worm Moon, but I had always known it as the Sap Moon or the Sugar Moon because the sugar begins to flow in sugar maple trees […]

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Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples”

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples” August 23 and 24

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Paths I Have Walked is Heading to an Exhibit

As I’m preparing for my sixth annual Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit in two weeks, it’s exciting to know that this painting from my 2016 exhibit will be heading to another exhibit just a few days later. The exhibit, “Collective Works of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators”, is hosted by […]

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The Swimming Hole on a Hot Summer Afternoon

On a hot summer afternoon out on the trail, there is nothing more refreshing to me than wading into the deeper area of a stream and cooling off. This painting was actually visualized during one of the visits with my great nieces and nephews and I knew I’d have to paint it, but it came […]

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Along the Trail in “Spring Woods”

Off in the woods in early spring to photograph the fresh new wildflowers, I love the woods itself, damp, muddy, brown and green, the sunshine suddenly muted by young leaves, the very air a pale green, the water far below running fast with spring rains. This trail is the one I walk to photograph most […]

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Upcoming Exhibit: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 23 and 24

NOTE: I had planned this year’s exhibit in early spring, well before I learned my hip was on its way out for usefulness and needed to be replaced, planned for October. As the exhibit drew near I found I couldn’t print and frame all the photos I’d intended, so I decided to save that idea […]

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