Thursday, October 28, 2010

Smith Mountain Lake Virginia Sunset

YES ! I finally got my sunset shot that I have been waiting for !  On our way home from Ed's 45th. HS reunion in Front Royal, VA, we enjoyed a short visit with our friends, Blair and Gene Rumney, at their beautiful house on Smith Mountain Lake.  They have captured their own little piece of heaven there on the lakeside.  Blair is a fabulous cook and she prepared a wonderful dinner for us followed by mouth watering bread pudding and pumpkin ice cream from a local dairy.  After a good night's sleep we left the next day (in the rain) to head home to Roswell.   Although this picture is pretty good (in my opinion) it does not capture the true natural beauty of the view from their deck.  We feel so very blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy their generosity, hospitality and friendship.  Maybe next time Ed and Gene can play golf ! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Midnight Skies

There's something mystical about the October night skies.  I remember sitting on our front porch with my brother studying the twinkling stars in October and being so thankful that the hot summer days had finally come to an end for us.  So this time of year brings back a lot of wonderful childhood memories for me. 
The past few nights' sunsets have been absolutely beautiful and I never seem to have my camera with me to capture them.  But I'm not giving up and hope to catch a few good shots during our trip to Virginia.  Looking forward to creating some fall paintings in the next few weeks and will be adding more of my 'Midnight Skies' paintings to the Etsy shop next week so be sure to check them out.