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Vintage Nature Illustration Wednesday – Woodland

David Goddard, 1978

David Goddard, 1978

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Mid-Atlantic Autumn Photos

This is my first real autumn in six whole years! After living in the shadows of mountains and being surrounded by striking sagebrush oceans, I’m back on the East Coast and remembering the autumns of my childhood. They come much more slowly here, giving you the chance to breathe in the colors and textures of changing leaves and landscapes. Have you noticed how different the angle of the light is during autumn and spring? After the blazing and endless sun of summer, it’s so spectacular to me how the light comes in more steeply, sifting through branches and brightening things with a cool fire.

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Deciduous vs. Coniferous

Have you ever wondered why some trees have leaves while others have “needles”?

There are two basic systems for trees, and each has its own advantages and drawbacks. And of course, as can only be expected – there are exceptions to all the “rules!”

Two types of coniferous tree needles. (MPF via Wiki)

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Harvesting Your Own

When was the last time you harvested something yourself?

Tomatoes from the backyard? Blueberries from a farm? Wood for your woodstove? Wild currants from the bush?

What’s that, you say? You’ve never harvested anything?

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