Friday, January 23, 2015

Magic in the Winter Woods @ VCCA



I have returned to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), where I'm trying to be immensely productive during my two-week residency. When I get tired, or need to rev myself up in the morning, I walk through the woods where the soft winter sunlight works its magic. Of course I don my camera, and then I get lost in the beauty I see through the viewfinder.



There's still a cow gate where the trail begins, although the bovines have left the grounds.



Wandering around here is not without its hazards. Muddy spots make you slip, roots make you trip, and if it's not barbed wire, it's these much sneakier brambles that tug at you.



And then, knots dangle in the air!





My favorite bench overlooking the bog is still there, waiting like an old friend.






Once in a while, you find color if you look up!



And then you return, heartened, to the farm, i.e. the studio complex.


6 comments:

  1. Hope you have an amazing and productive stay. Looking at your nature photos this morning put me in a great state of mind to get some work done. Thanks!

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    1. Jennifer, glad to hear that, hope you were productive :-)

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  2. Very pretty shots! Enjoy your time there.

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    1. William, thanks. It was a bit short lived. More on that soon.

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  3. Ja, liebe Freundin, geniesse deine Zeit dort. Und mache die Inspiration zu deinem Verbuendeten. Hole dir Kraft, wo du kannst und danke fuers Teilen!

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    1. Barbara, ich habe sie gluecklicherweise genossen, denn sie war unerwartet kurz. Bald mehr...

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