A little sunshine for ya

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As I write this the temp. outside is 20 degrees with a prediction of snow. We have really been fortunate this year with a beautiful, comfortable fall up until Sunday the 4 of December. Now is the season where the sun doesn’t show his face too much. When it does peek it makes me feel instantly better with more energy. Then he goes behind those grey clouds again to play hide and seek. I have gathered together my pictures of sunshine that I was called to create. This is my most recent mixed media sunflower. 5 X 5 canvas, the brushstrokes go out onto the sides of the canvas and a textured middle.

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I call this my Van Gogh like sunshine for the recently complete “In the Pines”.

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A torn paper sun that is warming the “Wildflower Field” painting.

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I always am drawn to a beautiful sunset. We get many in our area.

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I made a pop-up box and sent it to a friend. This sunshine stamp was used to go along with the coffee stamps because coffee is great with the sunrise.

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An earlier sunflower painting. Wouldn’t this make you happy to have it on a shelf at work. Put a little sunshine in your work day. Again a 5 X 5 canvas.

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I used that same sun on a card and made it dimensional. My sun faces have to have rosy cheeks.

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This little sun I picked up at a third world shop that was possible made in Portugal or Bolivia, I can’t recall. I enjoyed all the detail in it.

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From our walk through an Acres Land Trust area, the sunshine through the trees.

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One morning this year I watched the sun rise and it was glorious!

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A stained glass garden stake I had in front of my catmint, the sun shining on a road. It is such a pretty piece. If you live in the north and don’t get much sunshine during this time of the year, I hope you find ways that help. Enjoy the peeks of sunshine when he lets us know that he is still back there even though it doesn’t seem like it. The sunflower pictures prints can be found in my Etsy shop.

Catching Fall before it is gone

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I have no idea what this tree or bush is but I loved the deeper green leaves with the red berries. There were many of these along the paths.

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Here is a tree with woodpecker holes and a mushroom fungus growing out from it.

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I just thought this picture was beautiful with all the different colors of fallen leaves.

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We think that this is the red tree where the red leaves that were found.

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A tall yellow tree. It’s a good inspiration tree.

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This was so pretty because of the the hillside and the carpet of leaves along with the sunlight coming through the trees.

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The sun peeking in through the top is just lovely!

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The bright green leaves and the yellow from another tree are what caught my attention.

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This large tree teetering on the edge of the hill with tunnels underneath it.

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The full length of the teetering tree.

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little wildflowers still blooming.

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Looking up into the tall pine tree.

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Pine Needle Path

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I like this tree not only because of the pretty leaves but the limbs curved around and the bark was either diseased or something ate it.

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Mushroom growing out of the ground with the pretty different leaves surrounding it.

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Little bit of lichen and something was looking for bugs to eat. Interesting tree bark.

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I really love this picture. The bright red plant in the front with the yellow leaves in the background.

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Interesting fungus growing on this narrow tree bark.

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Another different wildflower still blooming.

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DSC_0019 On Wednesday my friend Kathy and I decided to walk the trails of an Acres Land Trust site. These are areas of land that has been bought or donated so it is covered and won’t be developed. There are many sites in Allen County and and I found one that was 10 miles north of us. It was very nice that there were walking sticks at the beginning of the path because it gets muddy and hilly sometimes. Here is Kathy with her walking stick and the proper attire to wear on the path. The second picture is just showing the prettiness of the path with the shadows and the sunlight.

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I just have to end this post with the moon the other night over our house. It was a full beauty. I wish I would have put the strong lens on. Kathy and I picked a perfect day to walk in the woods, the next day was a whole day of rainfall. I really wanted to get fall color inspiration and enjoy it before it fleeted away from us. Click here if you would like to learn more about Acres Land Trust.Thanks for enjoying it with me.