Whispers of Fall
In September, I'm always so thankful for the promise of fall and cooler weather. Even though most of the trees and bushes are still green, there are splashes of autumn colors here and there. A few yellow goldenrods, a crimson red leaf, a cluster of purple asters, all smiling in their pretty hues as if they're whispering, "Hang in there, friends. Fall will be here soon..."
Then in October, nature celebrates the new season with a blaze of bright gorgeous colors, almost iridescent in the sunlight. I love walking through the woods in the fall, leaves scattered on the ground making a soft rustling sound with a slight breeze in the air. Crisp mornings and evenings. Cool, damp rain showers. It's just heavenly to me.
The painting, Home for Mother Forest, was inspired by the forest at Highlands Nature Sanctuary, a preserve in southern Ohio where trees are honored and protected. If you want a gorgeous place to visit this fall, the trails are simply magical here and there are cozy cabins along the creek and lovely cottages where you can stay to enjoy a few days of peaceful quietude. Visit the link in green above to explore this very special place.
Like the inspiring founders of the Highlands, the cupped hands holding the forest in this painting remind us to take care of our forests and the natural world. Autumn is a time for reflection, for appreciation, and a beautiful time to be outside!
With happiness and gratitude for nature,
"Let us be gentle with everything on the Earth.
Let us count as friends the land and sky,
the flowers, the waters,
and all the creatures that live."
~ Indian Proverb
Art Sale to Celebrate Fall!
Do you have a wall or a room that looks a little tired? A space that needs brightening up? Then it's time to add a little sparkle...a little love for nature! To celebrate the pretty fall season, please enjoy 25% off all images from studio d'une! Yeppers, not only prints, but originals too!
The sale starts now and lasts until November 1, 2021. All you need to do is enter LoveFall21 as the coupon code at checkout and the discount will be automatically applied to your total. Click here to see all the prints and paintings available.
Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to nature! Sharing my work with kindred spirits makes my heart sing!
Hike at Castlewood Canyon
There's a pretty hike not far from from where I live in Parker. It's a Colorado State Park called Castlewood Canyon. A few weeks ago, I caught up with a dear friend to restore our spirits in this enchanting place.
To all my friends of nature, enjoy the whispers of fall...
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With love for the natural world, I'm inspired to share how species are connected to each other, to their ecosystem homes, and to people around the world. An eternal optimist, I bring into visual form the concept of biological diversity, the unity of all life, and how we're all connected. In our connection lies hope.