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May Nature Desktop Calendar: Social Isolation

When I considered which image to feature for May I decided it had to be my newest painting, “Social Isolation”.  Even through May the trees still haven’t fully leafed out, and at least at the moment we are still socially isolating. And because I can’t seem to get picture frames delivered to me I still […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek

No leaves on the trees yet, but strong spring sun fills the misty air as the creek rushes by with its spring volume. Rain and snowmelt rush over rocks and gravel and hurry around the bend, the sycamores reflecting white in the stark early morning sunlight, a little bit of mist wafting among the trees. […]

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March Nature Desktop Calendar: Is It Spring Yet?

I’ve always loved watching the mourning doves in the trees around my house. These two sat on an old rugged branch in my wild black cherry tree for as long as the sun shone, like a couple of old men I always saw on one of the benches on Main Street, just enjoying the day. […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Main Street Reflections

I regularly walk around my little town for my errands, always taking my camera with me. This February day in 2005 was no exception, and the bright sun and clear blue sky brought out all the colors masked by winter overcast. These were film photos, not digital, and captured the reflection on the water so […]

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January Nature Desktop Calendar: Library Avenue

One of our older neighborhoods, familiar in small towns all across the country, each house lined up with porches and dormers and flags and hedges that make it unique, and make it look like home. I carry with me a little pouch of art materials including pencils, gel pens, fountain pens, markers, charcoal and Conte […]

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Snow at Night

What looks more warm and welcoming in this month of holidays and celebrations than a home with warm yellow windows on a snowy night? From the window at the back of my house I can see out over the valley and the hill beyond. When it snows at night the scene is transformed from black […]

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November Nature Desktop Calendar: Nature’s Ornaments

In a row of trees growing wild along the railroad tracks brightening up an overcast November day, this was one of no fewer than three varieties of crabapples along my walk. At a time when the days are noticeably shorter and the darkness comes early, what a joy to find these colorful decorations provided by […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Birches 1, Autumn Showers

From the time I met the paper birch in our front yard I have always been attracted to the delicately detailed white bark of birch trees which seemed to emit its own faint light in any season. Here, in the darkness of the woods, the grouping of white trunks looks like a crowd clustered for […]

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September Nature Desktop Calendar: Main Street September Morning

I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find. I took the reference photo for this early on a Saturday morning in early September 2015. The day was already hot, still holding the heat of August, and a bit of a mist had risen when the sun […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Serenity

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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