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A Trip To The Country

January 4, 2012

Sumi 7 - Digital Painting

Here is one of a series of digital paintings based on a very muted palette. They seem appropriate now that winter is setting in for a little while.

Today we went on a little road trip, out to my sister’s pioneer village at Bull Skull Hollow.

We took this road . . .

(which is just outside our neighborhood)

and then across the river, and continued down this road

just a few more miles . . .

then a left turn at the 4-way stop, then a right, then two more rights, and we were there.

It turned out my sister couldn’t go with us, but her daughter and granddaughter were with some friends doing some work on the property. It was just a short visit, but I got a few interesting shots. This is a view of a small part of the village, with the General Store in the left foreground.

And a front view of the General Store

The old gas pump

and an old rusty antique tractor . . .

We stopped for lunch at a country restaurant along the way where I had some beans, coleslaw, fried okra, and a Mexican corn bread muffin. It was cold today, so I had coffee instead of the usual Southern iced tea.

It was nice to get out for a little while. It’s been hard lately for me to just get up and go somewhere. I have everything I could want right here — my studio, my garden (which I check on every day even though things are looking pretty sad,) the dogs, and my kitchen, where something’s always cooking.

Hope things are cooking with you!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2012 8:58 am

    Beautiful, so beautiful dear Martha, Thank you, with my love, nia

  2. January 5, 2012 10:57 am

    I know what you mean about not wanting to go anywhere during the wintertime–I’ve pretty much been a happy homebody lately with my little nest of art supplies–but your outing sounds (and looks) really cool. That’s my kind of field trip!

    p.s. I’ve recently moved to Blogger–I hope you’ll come visit me there, too 🙂

    • January 7, 2012 2:14 am

      Thanks, Cat. Glad you came along! And yes, I’ve found you on blogger. I’ve been tempted to move back there, but guess I’ll leave well enough alone. 🙂

  3. January 5, 2012 1:06 pm

    What a lovely trip, and super photographs. I especially like the rusting metal!

    Sometimes we need the muted colours while we recharge our batteries. I like what you have done with them.

    • January 7, 2012 2:15 am

      Thanks, so glad you liked the pictures. That place is a gold mine for photography. And I do agree about the muted colors. I respond to the seasons very much, in every way.

  4. January 6, 2012 12:08 pm

    glad to see you left the comfort of your *nest* – working on that myself this year. Have managed only to visit a few blogs so far *grin*…hoping that Spring finds us quickly this year

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