A Dogs’ Apology

My wife and I were dog sitting.  Our friend, in the military, got orders for a six-month deployment and we promised to watch Sebastian.   Sebastian is a six-year-old lhasa apso.

One morning my wife left Sebastian out in the yard to do his morning routine.  After 5 minutes, she opened the door and called for Sebastian.   No Sebastian, my wife was worried, thoughts came to her mind; how will I explain this to Sebastian’s master that he had run away.  She clapped her hands and kept calling his name.  Finally, his little white hair body appeared from the neighbors yard, his tail tucked between his legs and his little pug face bowed to the ground.

With one hand on her hip and the other hand pointing a finger at him.  My wife cried out to Sebastian “You better get in this house. Just what have got to say for yourself”?   Sebastian slowly lifted up his head, his big round black eyes looked at my wife.  At that point, she knew what Sebastian would say:

I am sorry about this morning.  I know you were very worried and upset.  I don’t know what happened to me.  The morning was clear and crisp.  I was so focused on the birds singing it just put me in a playful mood.  The air was finally fit to breathe.  I could smell things from a greater distance.   There was this scent filtering through the air that lifted me right off my feet.  I could feel myself being carried off to a far away place. I know you know that feeling. I have seen you focus on a TV show or read a book.  You don’t hear anything around you.  That was how it was with me.  Then I heard hands clapping and my name being called.  I looked around.  I was really scared nothing looked familiar.  I knew your voice.  I ran towards the sound then it stopped.  I didn’t know which way to turn.  I was so scared I pee’d on some pretty flowers.  Finally, I smelled something familiar and I followed the scent and it led me home.  I was so excited when I saw you, but I knew the tone in your voice I was in a lot of trouble.  I hope you will forgive me.  I know I will be punished and I deserve it.  Thank you for your love for me.

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Apology

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The Osprey’s Catch: One Fish at a Time

April, the month the ospreys arrive from their winter range to begin the cycle of life. I captured the below photo in Newport News, VA at the spillway where Lake Maury overflows into the James Rive…

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Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

I painted this picture from the water side near the causeways that protect the land from the slamming waves of the Chesapeake Bay.  The light of Point Comfort peeks through the luscious colorful tops of the trees.  At the foreground is an open field surrounded with a variety of old oak, maple and poplar trees.  For many decades, these trees survived the harsh element of mother nature.

Old Point Comfort Light House is located on the grounds of Fort Monroe in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay at Hampton, Virginia.  It was first lit in 1802, stands 54 feet tall, and played an important part in the War of 1812.  The light house is listed as a Virginia landmark.

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Country Girl

This is a painting I did in acrylic and oil on a 14 x 10 x .50 stretch canvas board.

In this quaint country town of Smithfield, Virginia, the painting depicts a colonial girl pulling the wooden rugged cart to gather pumpkins.  Taken back to the kitchen, the pumpkins will be made into deserts and soup to help feed the militia.  The setting takes place at the Windsor Castle barnes during the 1700’s.

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American Goldfinch

This is an 8 x 10 x .50 inch I did on a stretch canvas with a mix media of acrylic and oil. The painting is an American Goldfinch. This bird symbolizes: abundance, positivity, inspired energy. The spiritual meaning is to be blessed with good fortune.

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Blue Bird Gap Farm

This is a plein air painting I did at Blue Bird Gap Farm.

The first known owner of the property on which Blue Bird Gap Farm now stands was Captain William Tucker. Captain Tucker bought the property in 1622.  Since then it has changed hands several times through out the centuries.  In 1969, the City of Hampton, Virginia acquired the property and opened Blue Gap Farm.

The 60-acre farm has around 150 domestic and wild animals; such as the typical farm animals, also it is the home to birds of prey, whitetail deer, llamas, alpacas, tortoises, peacocks, rabbits, and waterfowl.

On the property is a petting zoo, for the young and the young at heart.

Although this setting is surrounded by the interstate and the urban communities, it is a peaceful, quiet, and tranquil place. The atmosphere and environment mesmerizes you to the deep country life of days gone by.

 

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Fort Monroe, Hampton VA

 

This is a plein air painting I did with acrylic paints on a 11 x 14 x .50 inch stretch canvas.  Inside Fort Monroe a moat surrounds the casemate, this is where I sat up my easel.

Built in 1834, Fort Monroe is the largest stone fort in the country.  It was a military installation located in Hampton Roads, Virginia, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.  Fort Monroe was decommissioned on September 11, 2011.  It now is a National Monument.

 

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Symbol of Spring

Symbol of Spring
This is an 8 x 10 x .50 inch acrylic/oil painting done on a stretch canvas board.
A robin is a symbol of spring in the United States. This bird is the state bird for Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. America’s popular songs featured this bird; such as “Rock’in Robin”, and “When the red red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin along”.

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Owls Love

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This is a piece of digital art I did of a parent owl and its young with a harvest moon surrounded by a starry night. The young owl on the right waited over an hour for its parent to return. When the parent returned, the young owl showed its love and joy as it nestled against the parent.

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Hermit Thrush

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I get great pleasure in photographing birds. It’s not just to capture the detail, light, or composition of a picture. The enjoyment is the outdoors and to learn from the animals, in my case the birds. Like this picture of the Hermit Thrush, food is there for the picking. They eat what they need and leave some for others. Nature provides the material, source of nutrients and water for their survival.  Not only does God provide for all animals and insects, He is there for all who believe.