Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Pear and Cherries, oil on canvas, Jean Levert Hood ©2009
There's a wonderful area in Brackettville known locally as "Five Points." Right at this corner, you'll find this wonderful tiny persimmon orchard! I love it every year at this time. It's meticulously kept up and a beautiful spot that most in town would pass every day. Thank you Melissa and Doug!
I found the leaves as interesting as the fruit and branches. What a gorgeous mix of colors and shapes! I was careful to not step on a pile, I wanted to photograph them as they lay naturally. You know how I love color - well - to see this pile of every shade of red, violet, green and gold - what a visual feast!
There are very few persimmons on the ground, but the trees are loaded.
These great shapes caught my eye, love the turning of the leaves.
and look at this lovely one - full of all shades of violets! How amazing. It just looks perfect settled down into all of those greens. Violets mixed with greens are perfect.
Ok, you know I have to show you an antelope photo, too! They seem very at home now. When I see them in the field, I can stand on the patio and not scare them away. It's fun to watch them eat with the deer - they will often push the deer off for the better position!
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And, I must sneak in a cat photo:
I heard Stella say, "I cannot believe you woke us up for yet another photo op?!?!?"
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I will explore other options to deal with this, but for right now, this is the quickest thing I can do to help combat this. I am sorry for any of you who subscribe to comments and have been subjected to this also. Thank you, and I'll check further options when I have more time.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
12 inches by 12 inches, oil on canvas, $395.00
6 inches by 8 inches, oil on canvas, $75.00
I feel that one of the most wonderful views is to see the animals laying down. To watch our new black buck antelope laying in the field is quite a thrill. It's such a peaceful scene, so very peaceful. They choose this spot often now. It's pretty far away for my camera lens, but I think this is a fair shot.
This is the far end of the "field" I talk about that's near to the house. If your screen is large enough, you can see a dark stripe about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the picture, that is the Lake. From the house, we can see the ducks and hear them too! I need binoculars to really enjoy what is beyond the lake, though.
I like this view below, you get to see some of the hill behind the lake. There is a little dip in the photo, just beyond the antelope, that is Lake Jean.
We have a feeder in the field close to the house and one on the other side of the lake. They're set on timers and the deer run to them when they go off. They mill around earlier, looking up to the box. I think they set alarms on their watches, they seem to always be ready and waiting, close in the field.
See! There really is a Lake Jean! My sweet husband likes signs.
The ducks are happy, the little one in the front and the middle white one have their little top knots! The sunlight on the head of the mallard drake is wonderful in this shot. What an intense green! The blue reflections in the water are great. I do love to paint water.
My helpers are really enjoying their new kitty. This one decided to try to get to know Stella. Make no mistake, those are daggers in her eyes.
Till next time! I'll have some wonderfully colored photos for you then!