0312: Almost Spring

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We hit fifty degrees yesterday – what a welcome relief! Spring is near. For whatever reason, my thoughts turned to the trees that are soon to bloom. So I put together a group of tree images for the post today. No fossils this time. Hopefully melting snow will uncover some and provide me with fresh new fossil pics. Until then please enjoy what Mother Nature surrounds us with. (More on Mother Nature at the end of this post).

Today’s opening image is from an olive grove near the town of Assisi.

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Siena, Italy

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Vermont

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Lake Champlain, NY

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Paris

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Boboli Gardens, Florence,Italy

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Platte Clove NY

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Leonardo da Vinci birthplace, Vinci, Italy

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Cairo NY

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Lexington VA

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Opus 40, Saugerties NY

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These four color images are possible late additions to my upcoming show at Marist College. The opening is set for April 1st, 5-7pm. More on that in days to come. For now I thought they would be a good counterpoint to all the black and white.

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This last one is part of an entirely different project. I had to include it since I just finished it and I think it holds much promise.

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A final note – regarding Mother Nature. I was knocked out by a video that a friend posted on Facebook yesterday, so much so that I needed to share it with you. It comes from the website Nature is Speaking. There are eight brief two minute videos beautifully shot with voiceovers – very powerful statements that need to be considered. Perhaps a donation might be in order.

Thanks for the visit.

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3 thoughts on “0312: Almost Spring

  1. Beautiful photographs, as always, Art. Thanks for the Conservation International videos. I was going to watch just one, the found myself making sure that I’d seen them all. Wonderful. Will look into Conservation International.

    • Googled them. The chairman of the Executive Committee is Rob Walton, who is also chairman of the board of Wal-Mart. Also checked Charity Navigator. Several similar organizations, including the Sierra Club, have higher scores. And there’s this at Charity Navigator: “Conservation International is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development . . .” The videos are still breathtaking.

      • Thanks for pointing that out Linda. I know that WalMart has been making “green” moves in a number of areas. Not enough by any standard to cancel out all else they are responsible for. That said, the message of the video is dead on.

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