Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Goldenrod...

I've been studying the goldenrod along my fence...and played around with a few, this photo turned out to be my favorite...it reminds me of one of my favorite paintings, Charles Burchfield's watercolor, Goldenrod in December, 1948...(Whitney Museum of American Art, 74.62, follow link for photo and a complete entry: http://www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico266784-125220.html)

I always loved his work, very lively mark making...looks like home...

A very rainy day today...a good day for writing and painting...a fire in the woodstove a pot of soup simmering...snoring kitties scattered on the floor...wee juncos at the feeder...

4 comments:

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I like your goldenrod photograph very much as it has the feel of the early days when photography was a new invention.

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend
Egmont

Gary Heller said...

This is a beautiful photograph. there is an edge of mystery to it but the texture of the growth and the golden color/tint make this very satifying to take in.
I am loving your profile about living in a farm house on a wind swept hill! Also the five cats and a dog and Fred :) i have three cats myself.
Love your blog and thanks for stopping by mine

Pat said...

The photo is wonderful. It is like an entry way to another world. and so appropriate to Halloween. I can feel the chill and hear the wind in the trees.

Martin H. said...

Laura

I can appreciate why this photograph is your favourite, particularly after following the link to the Charles Burchfield painting.

Very nice post and a surprise introduction to Charles Burchfield too. Thank you.