Made From RI Gallery: Blog https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog en-us Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery (Made From RI Gallery) Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:00:00 GMT Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:00:00 GMT https://www.madefromrigallery.com/img/s/v-12/u678836763-o232994631-50.jpg Made From RI Gallery: Blog https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog 90 120 Turtle Hiding In Shell by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/turtle-hiding-in-shell Turtle Hiding In Shell (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

TurtleHidingInShell_20210410_850_0705Turtle Hiding In ShellA turtle hiding in his shell near the Great Swamp in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A turtle hiding in his shell near the Great Swamp in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

One of the members of the animal kingdom that we have encountered more often in recent years is the turtle. What we have photographed is one of these retracted into their shell.

In reality, it is more precise to call this shelled creature a "Terrapin". Terrapins live on land and in water, usually in swamps, ponds, lakes, and rivers. This one is resting in the area of the Great Swamp Management Area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Lobster Trap Pile Up by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/lobster-trap-pile-up Lobster Trap Pile Up (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

LobsterTrapPileUp_20210404_850_9702Lobster Trap Pile UpIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

It's a rite of passage every spring. When walking along the shore by open waters, mangled lobster traps appear. Sure as there are blossoms on the trees and tulips in bloom, lobster trap detritus surfaces.

I often join in cleaning up lobster trap remnants. Some see this as mere trash. To me, this is someone's coastal livelihood. A trap lost means that a family business missed a potential catch. Furthermore, they have the equipment to replace. It's the cycle of work on the coast.

Lobster Traps Shoreline Pile (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

LobsterTrapsShorelinePile_20210404_850_9708Lobster Traps Shoreline PileIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

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LobsterTrapsAshore_20210404_850_9704Lobster Traps AshoreIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

In a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.

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Horns Will Not Work by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/horns-will-not-work Horns Will Not Work (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

HornsWillNotWork_20210321_850_8631Horns Will Not WorkA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Why do cows have bells? Because their horns don't work!

A classic. We found that it was true on the South Kingstown Land Trust's Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, RI. The bell does indeed work, but the horns do not.

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HornsNotWorking_20210321_850_8582Horns Not WorkingA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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HornsStillNotWorking_20210321_850_8588Horns Still Not WorkingA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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RollingBreaking_20210404_850_0013Rolling BreakingWaves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Waves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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RollingBreakingRushing_20210404_850_0015Rolling Breaking RushingWaves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

The most beautiful and unspoiled spots take work to see. Hiking is part of the adventure. Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island is one of those places. The spot lies on the shore of the very southernmost place in Narragansett Bay. To the south beyond is Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a beach composed of rocks. It is the prototypical New England shoreline. Geologists say that these are the same types of rocks seen in South Africa, a remnant of Pangea.

As the waves, groundswells, of clear, clean water roll upon the shore, we know one thing. This is the most calm we have been in months.

Shoreline Of Rocks (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

ShorelineOfRocks_20210404_850_0039Shoreline Of RocksRocks and clear water on the shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Rocks and clear water on the shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Driftwood Allure by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/driftwood-allure Driftwood Grain (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodGrain_20210321_850_8931Driftwood GrainA closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

There is an undeniable attraction to driftwood as we walk the beach. From far away, it is something bleached, twisted, different, and interesting. Up close, there are patterns, swirls, embedded with sand and stones.

To others, it is an inspiration. It is art. Henry David Thoreau wrote of its inspiration on the beach. To critic Harold Rosenberg, it is a way of explaining modern art: "Modern Art does not have to be actually new; it only has to be new to somebody—to the last lady who found out about the driftwood."

In this case, pictured, we decide to take a seat and enjoy the view as the waves provide their music upon the shore.

(See more photos of driftwood on Moonstone Beach in our post "Driftwood And Stacked Up Stones".

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DriftwoodStump_20210321_850_8931Driftwood StumpA driftwood stump on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A driftwood stump on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Ripples And Stones by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/ripples-and-stones Ripples And Stones (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RipplesAndStones_20210404_850_9827Ripples And StonesViewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Clear waters and the entrance of Narragansett Bay. The remarkable clarity of water found at the shore of Whale Rock Preserve reveals so much.

Among the revealed are stones of a variety of colors and textures. We have questioned this recent clarity and have wondered why this condition exists.

One reason for the cleanliness is the regular tidal current clearing these areas. We theorize that another reason is the relative recency of oyster and mussel farming. Oysters and mussels are bivalve water filters, cleaners, of water. Support for this theory is also the finding of eelgrass in various spots.

Now, our theories are from observation combined with a bit of knowledge. These are only backed by a handful of facts. But the clarity of the water is pleasant and undeniable.

Above And Below (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

AboveAndBelow_20210404_850_9832Above And BelowViewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Viewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Reflective Moments by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/reflective-moments Multiple Piers (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

MultiplePiers_20210228_850_8266Multiple PiersThe perfectly still waters of Newport Harbor reflect the images of a pier. In Newport, Rhode Island.

I tend to walk along the waterfront when few people are around. This is not by design. It has to do with my schedule and when I find myself in boatyards and waterfront areas.

Being in these waterfront areas at these times, I have the opportunity to see what others don't. I live in a world of people setting up for the day, tool cribs opening, and quiet stillness.

When the waters are still at these times, it allows one to think. The reflections actually stimulate thinking. The thoughts often become deep. But with such amazing views, how could one not contemplate what is around them?

"As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart." – Proverbs 27:19

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TwoPiersAtOnce_20210228_850_8290Two Piers At OnceThe perfectly still waters of Newport Harbor reflect the images of a pier. In Newport, Rhode Island.

The perfectly still waters of Newport Harbor reflect the images of a pier. In Newport, Rhode Island.

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Fort Adams Cleat by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/fort-adams-cleat Fort Adams Cleat (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

FortAdamsCleat_20210403_850_9564Fort Adams CleatA cleat on the pier of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Rose Island and the Newport Bridge in the background.

A cleat on the pier of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Rose Island and the Newport Bridge in the background.

I have read that piers are much cherished as the focal points of their towns. If that so, then the cleat on the pier is the most overlooked item and the most useful.

This is the object that vessels tie off to. This allows for ships to visit, ferries to offload, and the loading and unloading of cargo. If not for the modest cleat, there would be no spring lines for maneuvering. The cleat is the one item that makes the pier work.

Sitting on the pier at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island in spring, we see potential in the cleat. This is where ships arrive and the throngs visit. This is where it all happens.

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Gull Silhouette At Sunrise by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/gull-silhouette-at-sunrise Gull Silhouette At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

GullSilhouetteAtSunrise_20210331_850_9311Gull Silhouette At SunriseA gull in silhouette on a spile at sunrise in Jamestown, Rhode lsland.

A gull in silhouette on a spile at sunrise in Jamestown, Rhode lsland.

Early risers have the best views of the day. They see the simple, uncomplicated, uncluttered scenes of the day. The views they see are minimalist and pure.

The sun rises over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. There is a light mist rising off the water that the sun kisses. Reflections form and a gull on a spile takes in the view. Simple perfection.

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Queen Alongside At Sunrise by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/queen-alongside-at-sunrise Queen Alongside At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

QueenAlongsideAtSunrise_20210331_850_9323Queen Alongside At SunriseThe M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island

The sun streams across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay in the early morning. I am standing near the M/V Coastal Queen in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The vessel is in a position that leaves me feeling as though I need to get to work as I remember my old excursion boat days.

This is a vessel that has been around for a long time. I remember this vessel as the "Viking Queen", a bigger sister vessel to the "Viking Princess" in Newport. The vessel had fallen into disrepair. It was fortunate that refurbishment occurred at Wickford Shipyard (another of my old haunts).

Today, it is early Spring. The busy season is soon to erupt. But for now, we are able to observe a sunrise fit for a Queen.

Rose Island View (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RoseIslandView20210331_850_9363Rose Island ViewThe M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island

Queen Facing East Passage (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

QueenFacingEastPassage_20210331_850_9356Queen Facing East PassageThe M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island

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QueenSunriseOverEastPassage20210331_850_9361Queen Sunrise Over East PassageThe M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island

The M/V Coastal Queen looks over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Rose Island from its home in Jamestown, Rhode Island

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Newport Bridge At Sunrise by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/newport-bridge-at-sunrise Observing as the sun rises over Narragansett Bay's Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. This view is from the piers where the Jamestown to Newport ferries once ran. That run ceased over fifty years ago.

The bridge has since become iconic, featured on the representative quarter in 2001. It is also the longest suspension bridge in New England.

This morning, it is a glorious spot highlighted by the sun. The cleat on the pier awaits boats and in a few weeks, the empty moorings will have occupancy. A calm spring sunrise illuminates future activity.

Newport Bridge At Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

NewportBridgeAtSunrise_20210331_850_9310Newport Bridge At SunriseThe sun rises to highlight the Newport Pell Bridge as viewed from the piers where the Jamestown-Newport ferry once brought commuters and visitors to Newport.

The sun rises to highlight the Newport Pell Bridge as viewed from the piers where the Jamestown-Newport ferry once brought commuters and visitors to Newport.

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Early Morning Dory Story by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/early-morning-dory-story "Come all ye bold fishermen, listen to me; I'll sing you a song of the fish in the sea."

Dory Sunrise (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DorySunrise_20210331_850_9330Dory SunriseEarly morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.

Walking along the waterfront in Jamestown, Rhode Island at sunrise. It is a time that brings to mind days past. Nostalgic sepia-toned black and white photos come to mind and in some ways, nothing has changed.

A dory comes into view that is irresistible. This is not the typical "Banks" Dory that one thinks of when one utters the "Dory" design name. This is more of a Swampscott design but shares similar lines and a fishing pedigree.

And on sun and cloud-covered mornings such as this, one wonders if fishing is in store for this fine vessel. Narragansett Bay is out there and its bounty is awaiting.

Dory Sunrise Reflection (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DorySunriseRefelection_20210331_850_9333Dory Sunrise ReflectionEarly morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.

Early Morning Dory By The Docks (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

EarlyMorningDoryByTheDocks_20210331_850_9337Early Morning Dory By The DocksEarly morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.

Early Morning Dory (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

EarlyMorningDory_20210331_850_9339Early Morning DoryEarly morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.

Early morning by the Jamestown, Rhode Island docks with a dory in the water and various other vessel tenders.

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Driftwood And Stacked Up Stones by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/driftwood-and-stacked-up-stones Driftwood And Stacked Stones (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodAndStonesStackedUp_20210321_850_8999Driftwood And Stacked StonesStones stacked on a well-traveled and weather-beaten driftwood log on Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Driftwood is a fascination of beachcombers. We like to believe that enchantment is about survival and longevity.

A large log as driftwood conjures up all forms of imaginary scenarios. Where did this log come from? Did it fall in the water from erosion? Did it come from a ship? Did someone have it in tow to build a shelter? Was there a terrible storm that caused the tree to fall off a cliff?

But this could be the lure of driftwood. This log has journeyed a distance and has the scars to show it. It has a story, even if only in our imaginations. It has, even so, found its way to this beach and christened with the stones that show their own tumbled journey.

All photos from the Made From RI Gallery Seascapes/Shoreline Portfolio

Driftwood And Stones Western Horizon (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodAndStonesWesternHorizon_20210321_850_8879Driftwood And Stones Western HorizonStones stacked on a well-traveled and weather-beaten driftwood log on Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Driftwood And Stones Eastward View (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodAndStonesEastwardHo_20210321_850_8884Driftwood And Stones Eastward ViewStones stacked on a well-traveled and weather-beaten driftwood log on Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Stones stacked on a well-traveled and weather-beaten driftwood log on Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Chasing That Which Must Be Chased by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/chasing-that-which-must-be-chased Watching shorebirds is nature's echo of an old black and white comedy sequence. The birds move in what appears to be an organized sequence, but it is not at all organized. They all appear to be saying, "We must chase the waves because chase the waves we must!"

Then, as soon as our little friends appear to not have anything else to do, they stop and dip their heads down. Again, their actions appear in unison, but there is no true unity.

We could watch these shorebirds for hours.

Feeding Peeps (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

FeedingPeeps_20210220_850_7570Feeding PeepsShorebirds chasing the waves on the reflective sands of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Hunting Peeps (Select the photo to see in a larger format

HuntingPeeps_20210220_850_7581Hunting PeepsShorebirds chasing the waves on the reflective sands of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Mustering Peeps (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

MusteringPeeps_20210220_850_7552Mustering PeepsShorebirds chasing the waves on the reflective sands of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Shorebirds chasing the waves on the reflective sands of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Beach Wave And Ship - Rhythms Of Beach Life by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/beach-wave-and-ship---rhythms-of-beach-life Beach Wave And Ship (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

WaveAndShip_20210321_850_8781Beach Wave And ShipA wave breaks on the shore of Moonstone Beach as the Block Island Ferry passes in the distance.

A wave breaks on the shore of Moonstone Beach as the Block Island Ferry passes in the distance. (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." ~ Plato

The waves breaking on the beach in their translucent blue-green coloring soothe us. The rolling waves create their own tympanic music that calms as they meet the shore.

In the distance, the ferries have their own rhythm in the back and forth between the mainland and the island. They have a time that they beat to. And the ferry reassures in the certainty of this low-frequency cadence.

Plato was right about rhythms and music finding their way to the soul. One wonders if he spent time at the beach. If he did, we know where his philosophical wisdom came from.

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Peeps In Sotto Voce by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/peeps-in-sotto-voce Peeps In Sotto Voce (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

PeepsInSottoVoce_20210220_850_7934Peeps In Sotto VoceA softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Peeps In Soft Focus

PeepsInSoftFocus_20210220_850_7929Peeps In Soft FocusA softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island

"A softly lighted early evening as the surfers complete their day and birds seek their food. At Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island"

I am a detailed person. I am concerned about the type of bird I am looking at, the landmark, the timing of the light, and the name of the rock. Those are the details that of normal concern for me.

Other times, I am concerned with the mood. I become reflective and take in the entire scene. The late daylight plays on the waves as the surfers come to shore. The clouds illuminated by the setting sun creating a pleasant if intospective mood. The birds seeking their sustenance on the shore as the lights dim. The lighthouse beacon shines in soft focus. This is contemplative. This is pleasant. This is a time to share with someone special and the details are not that important.

The technical term for these photos would be "Soft Focus". I prefer to think of the scene as being "Sotto Voce". A scene that whispers what it's about but lets you enjoy its presence. It's why we go to the shore. To listen for a still, small voice and know... 

"Photography is not documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience." Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Naturally Doubly Exposed Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/naturally-doubly-exposed-pier The waterfront is a wonderful metaphor for many things. In this case, looking at something from more than one perspective. An explainable mystery that we cannot fully wrap our minds around. 

Here we see a typical pier surface with marine growth and a few small barnacles. Wonderful shapes and textures, especially the swirls of the woodgrains in the spiles. The reflections in the calm water's surface with only mild disturbances and ripples. And all at the same moment seeing below the water at the same time.

The whole image conjures up the thought of M. C. Escher and his work. Everything here is explainable by science and mathematics. It is all-natural. Photo manipulation is not involved. The reflections are from the angle of incidence of light on the flat calm water. The viewing under the water's surface is due to the angle of incidence of the light and refraction. All things we learned in high school Physics.

But as Escher taught us in his very Dutch way, we also see the finite and the infinite. The explainable puzzle of greater things in images that draw our eyes in ways we cannot explain.

Naturally Doubly Exposed Pier (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

NaturallyDoublyExposedPier_20210228_850_8197Naturally Doubly Exposed PierA natural double exposure looking down a pier in Newport Harbor, at its reflection and under the water all in the same moment.

A natural double exposure looking down a pier in Newport Harbor, at its reflection and under the water all in the same moment.

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Newport Harbor Dock Space Found by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/newport-harbor-dock-space-found Pier Side Reflections (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio - select photos to enlarge)

PiersideReflections_20210228_850_8187Pier Side ReflectionsCalm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

We found something that is rare for Newport Harbor; free dock space. If you find a mooring in the water, there is free mooring space as well. Of course, this is not in season.

This is that moment that is between winter and spring. Activity will be starting soon. Boatyard sounds will join this activity. Sanders will buzz, heavy equipment will emit a deep bass, and an onomatopoeic "tink" of halyards on aluminum masts will sound. Boats will move from land to pier, stepping of masts occurs, and engines defogged. Newport will be a hive of activity for residents and transients alike.

But this moment under overcast morning skies is peaceful. The water is clear. The harbor is as calm as the water itself. And it is as welcoming now as in the summer.

Alongside The Dock

AlongsideTheDock_20210228_850_8184Alongside The DockCalm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

Pier Side

Pierside_20210228_850_8182Pier SideCalm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

Dockage Awaits

DockageAwaits_20210228_850_8219Dockage AwaitsCalm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

Harbor Piers

HarborPiers_20210228_850_8214Harbor PiersCalm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

Calm waters among empty piers and docks under overcast skies in Newport Harbor. Newport, Rhode Island.

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Shadows Fall by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/shadows-fall

"Darkness is the absence of light. Shadow is the diminution of light." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

 

Diagonal Shadows (Photo from our "Landscapes" Portfolio - select photos to enlarge)

DiagonalShadows_20210320_850_8580Diagonal ShadowsShadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Walking, hiking, in the woods means encountering shadows. It's part of nature. The light of the sun streams through the trees and casts shadows.

Sometimes, the variations in light make the hike more difficult. Protruding rocks and roots make for obstacles to stumble upon. Or, we fail to see the bit of mud that our boot sinks into. This is all about situational awareness.

The situational awareness that we use to keep us from stumbling also helps in discovery. The woods possess a myriad of textures, colors, and lighting. The woods are alive with a multitude of sights and revelations.

Here the shadows do not obscure but enhance the experience of hiking through the woods. It is something to behold and capture.

Shadows On Stone Wall

ShadowsOnStoneWall_20210320_850_8538Shadows On Stone WallShadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Path Shadows

PathShadows_20210320_850_8576Path ShadowsShadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Gradient Shadows

GradentShadows_20210320_850_8534Gradient ShadowsShadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Winding Shadows

WindingShadows_20210320_850_8542Winding ShadowsShadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Shadows fall in the late day sun on Browning Woods Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

 

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Beach Loveline by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/beach-loveline Moonstone Beach is a Rhode Island beach that tends to be less occupied for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is that it is often sectioned off to allow for the nesting of the Piping Plover.

A result of this allowing for nesting is that Moonstone tends to be a trifle more pristine. Even so, things will wash ashore, it is the way of life at the beach. In this case, a section of line, hawse, has come ashore as parted from a ship or tug and barge. Given the currents, this hawse might have drifted in from Europe or the middle Atlantic.

Some creative soul took the opportunity in that which washed ashore. They decided to show their love for the beach in an impromptu artwork. So we, in kind, have preserved that piece to pass along to the world. Because we too love the beach.

Beach Loveline (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

BeachLoveLine_20210321_850_8785Beach LovelineA heart symbol is formed from a large section of line washed up on the sand of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

 

A heart symbol is formed from a large section of line washed up on the sand of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Viewing Skyward by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/viewing-skyward Where do our ideas of where to take a hike originate? A variety of places. One favorite is Trails and Walks In Rhode Island. Sometimes it is a book or two that we carry at our Made From RI venture. Still, another is prior experience. When we only have a little time on a day, we go by something that we have had contact with and want to explore further.

This trip to Browning Woods Farm Trail is such a case. Browning Woods Farm Trail is part of the South Kingstown Land Trust. Our sons are scouts and are often prevailed upon for a variety of projects. Building out accessibility to these trails has been one of those projects.

So here we are on a family outing on a Saturday afternoon. We look upward. This is where the wonder comes in. It stopped me dead in my tracks. A series of trees stripped bare amongst the evergreens. From a compositional perspective, it was amazing with all trunks pointing skyward. From a naturalist of scientific perspective, there is a question of why this was to research.

This highlights the wonder of walking in nature. It often leaves us in wonder and wondering in the same instance. And this is why we will return to explore even further.

Viewing Skyward  (Photos from our "Landscape" Portfolio - Select links to see larger versions of photos)

ViewingSkyward_20210320_850_8550Viewing SkywardLooking above while hiking the Browning Woods Farm Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Some trees have been stripped of their bark while others remain evergreen while a tiny sliver of the daylight moon appears.

The View Above

TheViewAbove_20210320_850_8548The View AboveLooking above while hiking the Browning Woods Farm Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Some trees have been stripped of their bark while others remain evergreen while a tiny slive of the daylight moon appears.

Looking above while hiking the Browning Woods Farm Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Some trees have been stripped of their bark while others remain evergreen while a tiny sliver of the daylight moon appears.

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Spring Beach Story by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/spring-beach-story

"My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach."

Usually, there is some elaboration about a photo. I like to tell stories. No further explanation is necessary in this case. Springtime, the beach, two dogs, and resting against a driftwood log. The story is told. 

Spring Beach Story (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

SpringBeachStory_20210321_850_8923Spring Beach StoryThe very first full day of Spring at Moonstone Beach. A driftwood log to grab a seat in the late afternoon sun as the dogs play.

The very first full day of Spring at Moonstone Beach. A driftwood log to grab a seat in the late afternoon sun as the dogs play.

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Catboat From Astern by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/catboat-from-astern Seeing a classic Cape Cod style Catboat in Newport Harbor will always draw my eye. Especially a wooden "Cat".

This "Cat", while I do not know it has all the appearances of a Crosby design. The expressed tumblehome in the stern and "barn door" style rudder are giveaways. This would differ from, say, the designs of C. C. Hanley who had more of an upswept counter astern. Hanley's designs were more for alacrity where the Crosby has a high comfort ratio and able to work as well.

The Catboat, at one time, was common in Narragansett Bay. Many vintage photos will display this practical design of the boat. The term "Cape Cod" Cat is somewhat ironic, especially with this display in Newport. "The Catboat Book" by John M. Leavens alludes to the "Newport Catboat" being the origin of the type in the area.

Catboat From Astern (select title to see a larger photo in new window)

CatboatFromAstern_20210228_850_8090Catboat From AsternA classic wooden Cape Cod style Catboat as seen from astern at the dock under overcast skies in Newport Harbor, Newport, Rhode Island.

A classic wooden Cape Cod style Catboat as seen from astern at the dock under overcast skies in Newport Harbor, Newport, Rhode Island.

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Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Boats" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats).

 

 

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Sheer Reflection by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/sheer-reflection Carl G. Evers (1907-2000) was a German-born American maritime artist who worked in watercolors. He had a flair for picking up the lines of vessels. He would often match off high bows and parallel sheer lines. In so doing, he allowed the natural lines of the vessels to create the art in his work.

Invoking Mr. Evers here in an ever so subtle fashion in Newport Harbor is not out of step. The classic launch inboard of the sweeping sheer of the sailing vessel. The reflections picked up in the flat calm of the water. The artist would find pleasure in this little scene.

This view is a nice reminder that subtle art is all around us. All we have to do is appreciate these sights.

Sheer Reflection (select title to larger photo in new window)

SheerReflection_20210228_850_8156Sheer ReflectionA sailing vessel's reflection in the still waters of Newport Harbor. The boat has a pleasant sheer which makes the reflection pleasing as well. These lines are also mirrored by the launch on the inboard side of the dock.

A sailing vessel's reflection in the still waters of Newport Harbor. The boat has a pleasant sheer which makes the reflection pleasing as well. These lines are also mirrored by the launch on the inboard side of the dock.

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A Welcoming Place by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/a-welcoming-place A Welcoming Place (click on the title to see a larger photo view in a separate window)

Often, when walking in a city, one can feel overwhelmed. People all around, it all seems to crush in on us.

But this is in a different city. Newport, Rhode Island is also known as "The City By The Sea". While definitely a city, there is a centuries-old vibe that envelops and welcomes people. And the people and shopkeepers want you here.

How do we know that they want you here? Because they even set up places to let you know that you can rest and that you are welcome.

AWelcomingPlace_20210228_850_8227A Welcoming PlaceWhen strolling along and needing a place for a respite, it is always nice to find a welcoming place.

When strolling along and needing a place for a respite, it is always nice to find a welcoming place.

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Newport Clear View by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/newport-clear-view One of my maritime licenses says that I am an operator of "Steam and Motor Vessels". My non-maritime friends have scoffed at that terminology. But steam is part of my background and it is part of a remembered empty view of Newport Harbor.

As a young man, on a later winter but almost spring day, I remember Newport Harbor being this clear and empty. It was overcast but good visibility with a high tide. These conditions had to be. The Steamer "Naushon" was being brought into the then Newport Shipyard for haul out. This was a larger ship, most likely the largest of its type to enter Newport Harbor.

I had a connection to that ship. Several boats that we had growing up bore the name "Naushon" (although out of Benza's Marina in Warwick Cove). I had read of the predecessor steamer "Naushon" in many books. We had pen and ink drawings of these steamers by artist Bill Ewen in our home. On that day, my father was among the Pilots bringing the vessel into Newport (having cross sound and Narragansett Bay pilotage).

Newport is not seen in this condition often. In fact, rarely. On this day, it was without a legendary steamer.

Newport Clear View (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

NewportClearView_20210228_850_8363Newport Clear ViewA rare clear view of Newport Harbor to the Newport-Pell Bridge. Lime Rock, Goat Island, Rose Island are in view. The bridge is reflected in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, and the water by King Park is clear enough to see the bottom. A view rarely seen.

A rare clear view of Newport Harbor to the Newport-Pell Bridge. Lime Rock, Goat Island, Rose Island are in view. The bridge is reflected in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, and the water by King Park is clear enough to see the bottom.

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Reflected And Natural Newport Harbor by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/reflected-and-natural-newport-harbor Reflected And Natural

RfelectedAndNatural_20210228_850_8106Reflected And NaturalA natural shingled shack at the end of a pier with reflections in Newport Harbor's water.

Newport, Rhode Island is a place sometimes best observed in the off-season. In the summer, the place bustles with a mix of people, modern design vessels, and classics that seen only here. It is a melange of crossing cultures and times.

In the off-season, the late fall through the early spring, the removal of the modern veneer occurs. Then we see Newport Harbor as it was in the past. It is a way to step back into time.

(All photos are from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

Above The Water Shack

AboveTheWaterShack_20210228_850_8125Above The Water ShackA structure perfectly suited for observing marina operations reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.

Above The Water

AboveTheWater_20210228_850_8120Above The WaterA structure perfectly suited for observing marina operations reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.

Overwatch

Overwatch_20210228_850_8115OverwatchA structure perfectly suited for observing marina operations reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.

The masts of a tall ship reflected above and below. A structure suspended near a pier would make a present-day engineer gasp. Yet, it all belongs. It is right. The classic New England architecture with natural shingles is a perfect fit. Where else could one find such a structure and form following function? Newport Harbor, only in Newport Harbor.

Reflections Of Old Newport

ReflectionsOfOldNewport_20210228_850_8123Reflections Of Old NewportThe concept of Newport in an older time is reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.

The concept of Newport in an older time is reflected in the waters of Newport Harbor.

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Window To History by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/window-to-history Window To History 

WindowToHistory_20210306_850_8500Window To HistoryViewing the historical buildings of the South County museum through the windows of the Canonchet Estate Stable Ruins. Narragansett, Rhode Island

Living in Rhode Island, there are ample views into history. We live in the cradle of the birth of a nation. Visual metaphors of history are so ubiquitous that they are often taken for granted. We cannot afford to take this rich history for granted.

Having two boys in our household gives us a greater appreciation for that history. They are thirsty to learn, and we are anxious for them to learn. On this day, we combined some hiking by the salt marshes with our son's desire to learn blacksmithing. That led us to the South County Museum.

I could not help wandering into the Canonchet Estate Stable. This is a ruin made of stone from the land that is so common to Narragansett. Out of the stable windows, one sees some of the museum's taller historical buildings. I am struck by viewing history through history. This striking visual history is too beautiful to take for granted.

(All photos are from our "Landscapes" Portfolio)

View To History

ViewToHistory_20210306_850_8523View To HistoryViewing the historical buildings of the South County museum through the windows of the Canonchet Estate Stable Ruins. Narragansett, Rhode Island

Viewing the historical buildings of the South County museum through the windows of the Canonchet Estate Stable Ruins. Narragansett, Rhode Island

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The Highlights Of Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/the-highlights-of-snow We bid adieu to Winter as Spring strolls in. The snow has departed from Rhode Island. Winds will still blow with a certain ferocity as rain becomes the seasonal herald in place of snow.

So we take a moment to observe and appreciate what the snow offered. It painted the shapes that we will remember. The snow highlighted paths and accentuated curves. The clean accents of the snow made us appreciate our surroundings more, not less.

We will miss the snow, but also welcome the changes and the accompanying warmth. Until next year, we archive the painted frozen memories.

Sunset Curves

SunsetCurves_20210220_850_7832Sunset CurvesAs the afternoon sun descends, the curves of Scarborough Beach are outlined, highlighted, and enhanced by the snow.

As the afternoon sun descends, the curves of Scarborough Beach are outlined, highlighted, and enhanced by the snow.

Straight Away View

StraightAwayView_20210220_850_7893Straight Away ViewA straight view of Scarborough Beach with snow on the border and clouds above.

A straight view of Scarborough Beach with snow on the border and clouds above.

Rolling And Curving

RollingAndCurving_20210220_850_7839Rolling And CurvingAs the waves roll in, the crescent shape of Scarborough Beach in Narragansett is highlighted.

As the waves roll in, the crescent shape of Scarborough Beach in Narragansett is highlighted.

Winding Path

WindingPath_20210220_850_7819Winding PathSnow highlights a winding path at Black Point in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Snow highlights a winding path at Black Point in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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(Made From RI Gallery) beach clouds coastline Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett nature Photography Rhode Island scarborough beach seascape snow https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/the-highlights-of-snow Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:12:00 GMT
Fishing Boat Comfort by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/fishing-boat-comfort Last year, about a year ago exactly as of this writing, we were itching to get out. We slipped out of the house, almost feeling like we did something wrong, to stretch our legs in the open air. We found ourselves in the comfort of the familiar docks in the Port of Galilee.

We assuaged our newfound "COVID guilt" with an evening stroll among the fishing boats. Some find the fishing port scents overwhelming. I grew up along various fishing piers. The smells were lively and comforting to me through the filter of my mask. Timeless. Familiar. I look back at the images now and still find comfort.

(All photos are from our "Boats" Portfolio)

Fishing Boat Painted By Sunlight

FishingBoatPaintedBySunlight_20200327_D56_0048HDRFishing Boat Painted By Sunlight

A wooden dragger (fishing boat) in the Port of Galilee (Narragansett, Rhode Island) bathed by the light of the setting sun to the west.

Seining Sunset

SeiningSunset_D56_0203HDRSeining SunsetThe sun sets over Point Judith Pond providing a backdrop and reflection of the fishing boats and seining skiffs alongside the outermost pier at the dock in the Port of Galilee in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The sun sets over Point Judith Pond providing a backdrop and reflection of the fishing boats and seining skiffs alongside the outermost pier at the dock in the Port of Galilee in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Galilee Working Skiff

GalileeWorkingSkiff_20200327_D56_0104HDRGalilee Working SkiffIn the light of sunset along the piers of Galilee (Narragansett, Rhode Island), a classic flat bottomed wooden working skiff typically used for quahogging and lobstering sits at rest reflecting in the calm water.

In the light of sunset along the piers of Galilee (Narragansett, Rhode Island), a classic flat bottomed wooden working skiff typically used for quahogging and lobstering sits at rest reflecting in the calm water.

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Hope Of Rhode Island by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/hope-of-rhode-island I am writing this on the eve of a day that changed us all. On March 13, 2020, we picked up our children from a school that they would never enter again and locked down. Our futures were uncertain. More uncertain than we knew.

But, we live in Rhode Island. The state motto is "Hope". A motto that traces its roots back to Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams. We live in a place where Hope and its symbols are all around us. If the symbol and motto are not present, sometimes a creative soul makes it so. Hope endures. Hope lasts. Hope uplifts. Hope sees us through. Hope is what anchors our soul.

When there is nothing else, when all is uncertain as this year has been, we have had Hope. We are Rhode Islanders. Our desire is to share that Hope beyond our borders. It's our gift for you.

(See larger versions of the photos by selecting the title links)

Hope Of Rhode Island

HopeOfRI_20200228_850_8175Hope Of Rhode IslandRhode Island's state symbol and motto sculpted into a walkway medallion in Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island's state symbol and motto sculpted into a walkway medallion in Newport, Rhode Island

A Window Of Hope

MuseumofNatHistHope_20200817_850_5115A Window Of HopeAn elegant rendering of Rhode Island's state motto of "Hope" in stained glass. At Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Providence, Rhode Island.

An elegant rendering of Rhode Island's state motto of "Hope" in stained glass. At Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hope In The Storm

HopeInTheStorm_20201024_850_7888Hope In The StormRhode Island's symbol of Hope below the Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial with Point Judith Lighthouse in view. Light shows through on distant Rhode Island Sound as the remnants of a storm are overhead.

Rhode Island's symbol of Hope below the Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial with Point Judith Lighthouse in view. Light shows through on distant Rhode Island Sound as the remnants of a storm are overhead.

Hope's Anchor In Stone

HopesAnchorInStone_20200223_D56_0193EHope's Anchor In StoneIn Narragansett, Rhode Island on the side of the former lifesaving station and current restaurant, an anchor (a symbol of Hope) resiliently stands for all to see.

In Narragansett, Rhode Island on the side of the former lifesaving station and current restaurant, an anchor (a symbol of Hope) resiliently stands for all to see.

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Snow Path By The Sound by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/snow-path-by-the-sound There are times that one needs to go out and blaze a new trail. These are times to seek adventure and explore. The photographed situation was not one of those days.

This was a peaceful day walking in the late afternoon sun. The path placed before us led us along the shore in snow. Having something to follow helped us relax, unwind, and appreciate the views around us.

Sometimes, blazing a path is the way. Other times, it is settling into the comfort of the known but living the experience in a different way. Such was this afternoon.

(All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio)

Snow Path By The Sound

A path to walk, by the ocean, in the snow. This is a perfect winter place. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

SnowPathByTheSound_20210220_850_7702Snow Path By The SoundA path to walk, by the ocean, in the snow. This is a perfect winter place. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Late Day Viewing

The afternoon sun provides amazing illumination of snow on the ground, the sky above, and the ocean offshore. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
 

LateDayViewing_20210220_850_7722Late Day ViewingThe afternoon sun provides amazing illumination of snow on the ground, the sky above, and the ocean offshore. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
 

Snow At The Waters Edge

At the edge of Rhode Island Sound, the snow smooths the ruggedness of the rocky shore. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

SnowAtTheWatersEdge_20210220_850_7707Snow At The Waters EdgeAt the edge of Rhode Island Sound, the snow smooths the ruggedness of the rocky shore. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Diving In by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/diving-in The sculpture "The Feet And The Wave" in Newport has always evoked a whimsical chuckle from me. There is no guilt in the humor. In fact, someone said something to me recently that makes me think that it was a compliment. I wrote a similar blog and a respondent said that it was humorous, "amusing". I thanked the person because that was the purpose, to be amusing.

There is also a serious side to the playfulness of this sculpture. While not an art critic by any means, I can sense the transition of going from air to water. It is always a shock and an awakening wrapped in fun.

Passing this statue as season change seems fitting. The socks that often adorn the feet in winter can come off as we dive into the spring season.

Diving In (see the larger photo by selecting the title link)

DvingIn_20200228_850_8179Diving In The feet of "The Feet and The Wave", a quirky and wonderful sculpture sculptor Katharine "Kay" Worden (1925-2015) in Newport, Rhode Island.

The feet of "The Feet And The Wave", a quirky and wonderful sculpture sculptor Katharine "Kay" Worden (1925-2015) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Note: I previously touched on this topic in October 2020 as seen here: The Feet And The Wave

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Snow Flows To Sea by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/snow-flows-to-sea Snow Flows To Sea

SnowFlowsToSea_20210220_850_7787Snow Flows To SeaThe snow on the rocks shapes itself as if water were flowing off the rocks to the water. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Observing the snow on the rocks points to the natural ebb and flow of the shore. In studying the snow, it appears as graceful flowing water. In a sense, it is.

While the tide is out at this moment in time when the tide comes in and there is a storm, water drums in on these rocks. Over time, the receding waves have worn these rocks as the water seeks its natural level.

The snow has acted as a natural paintbrush to highlight the wave action. The ice shows the natural pools that form. This freezes the scene in place as the dynamic of the clouds move above and the waves below.

Soon, winter will recede as the water has. But we have captured these wonderful frosty moments in the light of the late day sun.

(All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio)

Outstretched Clouds

OutstretchedClouds_20210220_850_7765Outstretched CloudsThe snow on the rocks shapes itself as if water were flowing off the rocks to the water. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Winter Along The Rocky Shore

WinterAlongTheRockyShore_20210220_850_7797Winter Along The Rocky ShoreThe snow on the rocks shapes itself as if water were flowing off the rocks to the water. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The snow on the rocks shapes itself as if water were flowing off the rocks to the water. At Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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(Made From RI Gallery) black point Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Photography rhode island rhode island sound rocks seascape snow winter https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/snow-flows-to-sea Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:05:00 GMT
Beetles Before Restoration by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/beetles-before-restoration Beetles Before Restoration (select link to see a larger photo)

BeetlesBeforeRestoration_20210228_850_8265Beetles Before RestorationBeetle Cats in shades of worn buff stacked and awaiting restoration at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Beetle Cats in shades of worn buff stacked and awaiting restoration at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that will make me wax nostalgic than the view of a Beetle Cat. Next to that would be the restoration of a Beetle Cat. I have the model of a Beetle Cat over my shoulder as I write.

The summer of my fourteenth year, I shelled out some of my quahogging money and bought a Beetle Cat. I spent my summer sanding, painting, and repairing. There were no broken frames, but there was a need for a deck canvas. Replacing canvas meant learning to replace moldings and steam bending some wood.

I was fortunate in that I grew up in the maritime world as the son of a captain and marine surveyor. This brought me to the dean of Beetle Cats, a legendary figure, Mr. Leo Telesmanick.

Mr. Telesmanick offered a wealth of education and advice "off the books". How to build a steam box to bend wood. How to stretch canvas. How to make bungs to cover hull fittings. These were lessons that I never forgot.

By the end of summer, I had an oak framed, clear cedar-planked dream with fir trim and spars. I had painted the boat out with white hull sides, a green bottom, "Block Island" buff deck, and a grey cockpit. The brightwork gleamed with fresh varnish with no bubbles to mar the finish. My last touch was a bit of marlinspike work with a "turks head" knot on the tiller.

The Beetle Cats pictured are at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. This is a gem of a Rhode Island institution. And we are certain that these Beetle Cats will be "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion" in short order.

Learn more about Beetle Cats: Beetle Cat Boat Shop

Learn more about the International Yacht Restoration School: IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY & TRADES

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Snowing Over The Sound by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/snowing-over-the-sound Snowing Over the Sound

SnowingOverTheSound_20210220_850_7671Snowing Over The SoundPrecipitation in the distance over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

Precipitation In The Distance

PrecipitationInTheDistance_20210220_850_7679Precipitation In The DistancePrecipitation in the distance over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

Precipitation in the distance over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

Often, I will use the word "sound" to describe a body of water. This is from years of studying charts and has become a force of habit. I tend to be specific about the bodies of water that I am working with.

A "sound" is a long broad inlet of the ocean parallel to the coast. It can also be a long passage connecting two larger bodies or separating a mainland or an island. Rhode Island Sound, pictured here, fits both descriptions. It is part of the running off the coast of Narragansett, separating from Block Island. Also, this passage connects to Block Island Sound. Both are part of the Atlantic Ocean.

These are rather large bodies of water. This serves to emphasize that as we observe, there is a tiny ship on the horizon. And while the snow has settled and it is sunny in Narragansett, that ship is about to encounter weather. Precipitation is falling from some of those clouds.

This offshore weather is something that I tend to point out to friends. When they express gratitude or relief that a storm has passed, I remind them that we live on the shore. One of our neighbors may be out there fishing, and that storm is approaching them on open water.

(All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio)

Alley Between Clouds

AlleyBetweenClouds_20210220_850_7687Alley Between CloudsClouds highlight a southward view over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

South Over The Sound

SouthOverTheSound_20210220_850_7694South Over The SoundClouds highlight a southward view over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

Clouds highlight a southward view over Rhode Island Sound as seen from the snow-covered Narragansett shore.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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(Made From RI Gallery) Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Photography rhode island rhode island sound seascape snow winter https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/snowing-over-the-sound Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:20:00 GMT
Made From RI Gallery Weekly Roundup, February 26 to March 4, 2021, by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/made-from-ri-gallery-weekly-roundup-february-26-to-march-4-2021-by-keith-r-wahl “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats

What, exactly, are we trying to express here at Made From RI Gallery? We are attempting to show Rhode Island, its features, and its people in a positive light. We are trying to show some maritime or waterfront life in a positive light.

You will start hearing me express myself as a "Cultured Wharf Rat" or an "Educated Beach Bum". Other elevated self-deprecating terms will creep in as well. It's an attempt to elevate the beautiful things that we all take for granted. The crane on the waterfront. The shell on the beach forming an impromptu collage. The weather formation in the distance. These all have meaning in our lives. We are pulling that context together.

Is it art? Yes. No. Does it matter? Its visual beauty and verbal context arc welded in a single place. It's elevated commonplace. It's a genteel treatment of the overlooked familiar. It's about giving meaning to us all.

So we started the week with some "Uplifting Views"... the thoughts of a crane at work...

UpliftingUnderTheSky_20210224_850_8044Uplifting Under The SkyA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Reflective Flowers caught our attention on Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island... 

RelectiveFlowers_2020228_850_8467Reflective Flowers In NewportFlowers are seen through a very reflective window walking along Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau Showed Us The Way over Newport Harbor...

20210228_ThisIsTheWay_850_8344This Is The WayClose up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.

And we considered some Winter Views at Scarborough Beach Pavilion

ScarboroughSouthByPavilion_20210220_850_7969Scarborough Viewing South By The PavilionIn the summer, Scarborough Beach is a place to play in bare feet. In winter, we still play but bundled up with appropriate footwear.

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Often Viewed Not Often Seen by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/often-viewed-not-often-seen Often Viewed Not Often Seen

OftenViewedNotOftenSeen_20210220_850_7660Often Viewed Not Often SeenA transition point between the hiking area at Black Point and Scarborough Beach. The snow is highlighting the Carriage House remnant and beach houses.

A transition point between the hiking area at Black Point and Scarborough Beach. The snow is highlighting the Carriage House remnant and beach houses.

Sailing on excursion boats and ferries, I developed the habit of turning around from time to time. The concept was to find out what action was occurring around the vessel. It was a safety matter and good seamanship and ship handling. To be succinct, the habit developed and honed my awareness of my surroundings.

This development of awareness has made me more sensitive to transition points. These transition points are temporal and physical. I turn around and see where I have been and what is around me as I walk. I observe the air and the smells that show changes in weather and seasons.

In these scenes at Black Point and Scarborough Beach, we are observing transitions. This is the area where the beach becomes a shoreline hiking trail. While covered in snow, the light and even the colors are harbingers of the coming springtime. It's a view that is often seen, often unobserved and offers wisdom in showing us things past and things to come.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio
 

Snow To Water

SnowToWater_20210220_850_7654Snow To WaterAlong the snowy path to Black Point leading up from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Along the snowy path to Black Point leading up from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island
 

Entry Point

EntryPoint_20210220_850_7667Entry PointOnce the entry point to an estate, now an often forgotten stone wall. Highlighted in the snow at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Once the entry point to an estate, now an often forgotten stone wall. Highlighted in the snow at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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(Made From RI Gallery) architecture beach black point carriage house clouds coastline Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Photography rhode island ruin scarborough beach seascape snow https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/often-viewed-not-often-seen Sat, 06 Mar 2021 12:18:00 GMT
Mussels Of Ida Lewis by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/mussels-of-ida-lewis Often, one photo inspires another. In the recent past, I posted a photograph underneath the pier at the URI Bay Campus (seen here: Made From RI Gallery | Curiosity And Exploration On The Waterfront by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery).

A friend (and longtime fellow wharf rat - we should create a fraternity of wharf rats) commented on the photo. The thought was that it reminded him of sliding a skiff between the spiles of a particular pier. The purpose was to gather and harvest mussels for clambakes.

It's the kind of thing that people like us will do, climb under a dock to harvest what is there. It's another world and it is wonderful. These are the places that others do not see nor conceive of but are there in plain sight nonetheless.

Note: Select photo to see in its portfolio in a larger format).

Mussels Of Ida Lewis

MusselsOfIdaLewis_20210228_850_8386Mussels Of Ida LewisMussels, Barnacles, and reflections found beneath the pier leading out to Ida Lewis Yacht Club at Lime Rock in Newport, Rhode Island.

Mussels, Barnacles, and reflections found beneath the pier leading out to Ida Lewis Yacht Club at Lime Rock in Newport, Rhode Island.

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(Made From RI Gallery) barnacles dock ida lewis yacht club Keith R Wahl lime rock Made From RI Gallery mussels newport Photography pier reflections rhode island seascape https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/mussels-of-ida-lewis Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:09:00 GMT
Scarborough Winter Viewing by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/scarborough-winter-viewing It's the end of the day. It has been a fun time at the beach. You slow the pace as you walk as if you don't want to leave. You stop by the pavilion and look around one last time before leaving. You take in the waves, the smell, the sand, and the... snow?

Yes, the snow does come to the beach. When the beach is a part of your life, there are choices to make. You either run from it, you ignore it, or you embrace it. We choose to embrace what we have.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

Scarborough Viewing North By The Pavilion

ScarboroughSouthByPavilion_20210220_850_7969In the summer, Scarborough Beach is a place to play in bare feet. In winter, we still play but bundled up with appropriate footwear.

Scarborough Viewing North By The Pavilion

ScarboroughNorthByPavilion_20210220_850_7972Scarborough Viewing North By The PavilionIn the summer, Scarborough Beach is a place to play in bare feet. In winter, we still play but bundled up with appropriate footwear.

In the summer, Scarborough Beach is a place to play in bare feet. In winter, we still play but bundled up with appropriate footwear.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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(Made From RI Gallery) beach Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Photography Rhode Island scarborough beach seascape snow winter https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/scarborough-winter-viewing Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:14:00 GMT
This Is The Way by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/this-is-the-way General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, was a key commander of the French forces who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is showing the way under the milky sun as he points at Brenton Cove. 

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This Is The Way

20210228_ThisIsTheWay_850_8344This Is The WayClose up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.

Close up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.

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Reflective Flowers In Newport by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/reflective-flowers-in-newport Working on the water, I am very accustomed to working with reflections. But on Thames Street in Newport, I had the opportunity to work with another form of reflection. I was able to photograph flowers through a reflective window.

In Physics, we know this as the angle of light incidence is the same as the angle of reflection. In art, viewing through a window is a time-honored technique. Edward Hopper and Nighthawks come to mind.

Coming back to the moment, this is a great metaphor for life in Newport. Looking in at the scene in a restaurant while life continues to move outside.

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Reflective Flowers In Newport

RelectiveFlowers_2020228_850_8467Reflective Flowers In NewportFlowers are seen through a very reflective window walking along Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

Flowers are seen through a very reflective window walking along Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Uplifting Views by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/uplifting-views Uplifting Dockside

UplifingDockside_20210224_850_8038Uplifting DocksideA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

It's late winter. The trees are bare. The moorings are devoid of watercraft. The docks and piers are empty. That means that there is work to do.

Barges and cranes brought in for the off-season to work. To build. To repair. To construct. This is the time that we see this type of activity. This is to say, that this activity, this work often goes unseen.

We should see this type of work. We should appreciate what this activity accomplishes. This work enables other maritime activity. This work enables learning and education. This work makes the boating season possible. We should see it. We should respect it. It is a beautiful and creative aesthetic.

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Uplifting Under The Sky

UpliftingUnderTheSky_20210224_850_8044Uplifting Under The SkyA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Uplifting Along The Tideline

UpliftingAlongTheTideline_20210224_850_8035Uplifting Along The TidelineA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

A crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Made From RI Gallery Weekly Roundup, February 20 to 25, 2021 by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/made-from-ri-gallery-weekly-roundup-february-20-to-25-2021 It's been busy at Made From RI Gallery as we are constantly searching and finding new subjects. We tend to not just find photos but also put some meaningful words around the pictures, so please click through and read what these items are all about... 

Here we go... 

One of our favorites from the week: Found History: The Old Man's Face Of Narragansett. Part of Rhode Island's all but forgotten history.

OldMansFaceCloseUp_20210217_850_6913Old Man's Face Close UpThe historic visage of the Old Man's Face rock formation off Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

We see it all summer long, but what do the Carriage House ruins near Scarborough Beach look like in the snow? Find out in Snow Covered At The Ruins

SnowCoveredAtRuins_20210220_850_7638Snow Covered At Ruins 1View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

We leave our footprints in the sands of time as Longfellow alludes to in Winter Beach Reflection

WinterBeachReflection_20200220_850_7498Winter Beach ReflectionThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Sometimes, you just have to enjoy the scenery of the snow. We do just that in Snow, Clouds, Rocks & Waves

IcyReflectionAtThePoint_20210220_850_77Icy ReflectionSnow by the water at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Bay Morning Between Winter And Spring by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/bay-morning-between-winter-and-spring There is a space in time where one season has not ended and the next has not yet begun. We see the changes occurring first in the air and water.

The textures in the clouds are the first elements indicating the seasonal change. The clouds become more full and start to show a rougher texture. The color of the water is the other element as it changes from a deep blue, almost black, to something lighter.

These seasonal changes happen in phases. The air and the water are the first heralds of what is coming. Soon, in a few weeks, birds will be chirping in the early morning and greenery will start filling in. But for now, the essence of both departing winter and arriving spring dance together.

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Lower West Bay Shimmering Morning

LowerWestBayShimmeringMorning_20210224_850_7989Lower West Bay Shimmering MorningNot yet spring but not quite a winter view, a late February scene on the lower West Passage of Narragansett Bay. The seasonal change is revealed in the sky and clouds.

Clouds Over Lower West Bay

CloudsOverLowerWestBay_20210224_850_8012Clouds Over Lower West BayNot yet spring but not quite a winter view, a late February scene on the lower West Passage of Narragansett Bay. The seasonal change is revealed in the sky and clouds.

Not yet spring but not quite a winter view, a late February scene on the lower West Passage of Narragansett Bay. The seasonal change is revealed in the sky and clouds.

Hazard An Overlook

HazardAnOverlook_20210224_850_7980Hazard An OverlookAt the Hazard Overlook of the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island. On the cusp of meteorological spring, the air and the clouds are changing.

At the Hazard Overlook of the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island. On the cusp of meteorological spring, the air and the clouds are changing.
 

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Curiosity And Exploration On The Waterfront by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/curiosity-and-exploration-on-the-waterfront Beneath The Pier

BeneathThePier_20210224_850_8034Beneath The PierUnderneath the pier at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Underneath the pier at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus, Narragansett, Rhode Island. (Note: Select photo to see in its portfolio in a larger format).

 

I have spent a fair amount of my life in places that were public, not forbidden, but often mentally off-limits to most.

Those "forbidden" spaces have included the engine rooms of ships (loud spaces). The lazarettes of ships and boats (often the least desirable place on a vessel). Computer server rooms (again, loud with the fans of chillers). The places "behind the scenes".

Beneath a pier on the waterfront is not a place that most people will go to. It's not forbidden, but neither is it desirable to most. It is usually a cramped shadowy space. But once there, it's a fascinating place revealing shadows, light, and marine life. The full structure of the pier appears with a wonder of patterns. This is the essence of curiosity and exploration.

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Snow, Clouds, Rocks & Waves by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/snow-clouds-rocks-waves Snow, Clouds & Waves

SnowCloudWaves_20210220_850_7813Snow by the water at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Snow by the shore is something that makes one choose. One either enjoys the snow by an area that they consider to be a summer place or not. Either way, the snow remains. I choose to enjoy the snow and the change of scenery.

Walking at Black Point, the scene is spectacular. The rocks covered in snow. Yes, we tread with care. The tide pools take on different hues as they ice over.

The waves still roll in and crash on the rocks. The soft, white clouds above frame the scene in the dying winter afternoon light. The scenes are enjoyable.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

Icy Tide Pools

IcyTidePools_20210220_850_7737Icy Tide PoolsSnow by the water at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Icy Reflection

IcyReflectionAtThePoint_20210220_850_77Icy ReflectionSnow by the water at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Snow by the water at Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

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(Made From RI Gallery) black point clouds ice Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Photography rhode island rocks seascape snow waves winter https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/snow-clouds-rocks-waves Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:29:24 GMT
Winter Beach Reflection by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/winter-beach-reflection

"Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Winter Beach Reflection

WinterBeachReflection_20200220_850_7498Winter Beach ReflectionThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

What is different about walking on the beach in winter? There is a ring of snow around the beach. The footprints that we leave are actually booted against the cold sand. There are fewer people. There are different types of seabirds.

But a big difference is the air. The cold, crisp temperature and snow change the air quality. The snow in its precipitous state tends to remove particulates from the air as it drifts to the ground. This gives an almost surreal quality to the air's clarity.

With a lack of people, it gives us time to talk to our walking partners. As we perambulate, we reflect as does the mirror sheen of water does with the sky. That time of reflection is what makes Winter on the beach so much different. What we do with that reflection inspires the metaphorical footprints we leave behind.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

Footprints And Reflections

FootprintsAndReflections_20200220_850_7504Footprints And ReflectionsThe difference between Winter and Summer is that boot prints are left instead of footprints. At Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The difference between Winter and Summer is that boot prints are left instead of footprints. At Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Scarborough Reflected Clouds

ScarboroughReflectedClouds_20200220_850_7537Scarborough Reflected CloudsThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Snow Covered At The Ruins by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/snow-covered-at-the-ruins Snow Covered At Ruins 1

SnowCoveredAtRuins_20210220_850_7638Snow Covered At Ruins 1View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

In the summer, there is a ubiquitous scene at the extreme northern end of Scarborough Beach. That is the ruins of the Carriage House. Some consider, with accuracy, that the ruins are at the southern end of Black Point. Either way, they are part of anyone's Narragansett, Rhode Island beach visit.

Those Carriage House ruins? They are still there in the winter too. It's colder, but they become part of the walk on the beach. Bundled in warm jackets, scarves, and gloves, feet in boots as we walk, the ruins remain.

The view is devoid of the greenery in the background and the Beach Roses in the foreground. The beach life replaced by snow. The snow becomes the scenery enhancement on the various rocks. Lovely. As the snow melts in Spring, it will give that greenery back to life.

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

Snow Covered At Ruins 2

SnowCoveredAtRuins_20210220_850_7643Snow Covered At Ruins 2View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

Winter Beach View At Ruins 1

WinterBeachViewAtRuins_20210220_20210220_850_7623Winter Beach View At Ruins 1View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

Winter Beach View At Ruins 2

WinterBeachViewAtRuins_20210220_850_7626Winter Beach View At Ruins 2View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

Snow Rocks Ruins

SnowRocksRuins_20210220_850_7635Snow Rocks RuinsView of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

Views of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).

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Found History: The Old Man's Face Of Narragansett by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/found-history-the-old-mans-face-of-narragansett Harkening back to the heady days of Victorian Era Narragansett, Rhode Island. The word of the day was resorts. The places to visit were the casino, the resorts, and the shore.

The inspiration of Narragansett Victorian architecture was rock and stone. The Narragansett Towers. The Lifesaving station that is now a restaurant and churches remain. These are all credited to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White.

The hobby of the time was photography. George Eastman of Kodak fame (a contemporary of that time) played a big role in this pastime. Tourists brought their shiny new cameras to Narragansett on their vacations.

Old Man's Face Close Up
OldMansFaceCloseUp_20210217_850_6913Old Man's Face Close UpThe historic visage of the Old Man's Face rock formation off Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

What was Rhode Island's greatest photographic subject of the time? A formation off of Point Judith known as the "Old Man's Face".

The casinos burned, wars to end all wars came and went, and the nature of Narragansett tourism changed. The anthropomorphic "Old Man's Face" became almost forgotten. Until the last year that is.

I saw a questioning post on social media based on an old postcard book. I became determined to find this rock. Find it I did. Plotting the tide and wind, I found the "Old Man" still resting east of Point Judith. Unlike New Hampshire's "Old Man of the Mountain", our formation is still here out in the water. Visible at low tide. Staring towards the heavens, the formation is still there.

(Any of the slideshow photos are available for purchase here: Old Man's Face, Point Judith, Narragansett, Rode Island)

The historic visage of the Old Man's Face rock formation off Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Made From RI Gallery Roundup February 14 to 19, 2021 by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/made-from-ri-gallery-roundup-february-14-to-19-2021 Rhode Island Swiss references, lighthouses, winter streams, and honoring the past. This is how we traverse the world and time in a week at Made From RI Gallery. 

Click the links to see our blog posts and the photos to peruse their larger gallery counterparts. Don't stop there! Feel free to look around even more. 

Tidal Exposure by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery. History awaits discovery and making in these sands.

TidalExposure_20210206_850_6147Tidal ExposureThe remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The Miracle Of Winter Streams by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery. The sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing.

ReflectiveStream_20210214_850_6428Reflective StreamReflections appearing in a stream in winter.

Swiss Homage In Westerly, Rhode Island by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

WesterlySwiss_20210215_850_6488Westerly SwissAn homage to Switzerland, culture, cuisine, and hospitality at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Watch Hill Lighthouse Working by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery. I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse.

WatchHillLighthouseWorking_20210215_850_6559Watch Hill Lighthouse WorkingWatch Hill Lighthouse at work during a bit of a blow. Westerly, Rhode Island

Lifesaving Station Remnant by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery. Honoring Watch Hill's Lifesaving Station.

LifesavingRemnant_20210215_850_6664Lifesaving RemnantLifesaving station remnants from the one-time station at the Watch Hill Lighthouse facility at Westerly, Rhode Island. This is where they launched the boats that rendered assistance and rescue.

Rhode Island Scenes Edit Themselves by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery.  Setting the standard for what a sky and lighthouse should look like.

WhispyCloudsAndLighthouse_20210217_850_6990Wispy Clouds And LighthousePoint Judith Lighthouse as taken from below at an extremely low tide. A perspective not often seen with wispy clouds framing the lighthouse from above.

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The Snows Of Winter (A Slideshow) by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/the-snows-of-winter "Snow isn't just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a Fife mining town but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible." ~ John Burnside

Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and enjoy the slideshow... from Made From RI Gallery - Photographer Keith R Wahl

All photos are from our "Winter Scenes" Portfolio

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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(Made From RI Gallery) Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery Photography seascape Snow Winter https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/the-snows-of-winter Sat, 20 Feb 2021 13:15:00 GMT
Rhode Island Scenes Edit Themselves by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/rhode-island-scene-edit-themselves The latest word in photo editing is "sky replacement". I have the technology to perform the task of "sky replacement", but I do not use it. I live on the shore in Rhode Island, the sky here is what should be the "replacement", not the "replaced". These are scenes that set the standard for what a sky and lighthouse should look like. 

The skies over Narragansett perform with magnificence. The clouds on the leading edge of a storm place a gentle swirl in the blue sky. The swirl highlights Point Judith Lighthouse for me as I observe.

I was fortunate that the tide had ebbed to an extreme. I was able to walk out further than usual. I was capturing images for another project that will be the subject of another posting. I looked up and realized that I was able to see the Point Judith Lighthouse in a view that is rarely captured.

"Sky replacement" may be nice or even a need for some photographers. I live where we have the real thing. And the sky is lovely and highlights our environment with distinction. We are fortunate.

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Looking Up At Low Tide

LookingUpAtLowTide_20210217_850_6985Looking Up At Low TidePoint Judith Lighthouse as taken from below at an extremely low tide. A perspective not often seen with wispy clouds framing the lighthouse from above

Wispy Clouds And Lighthouse

WhispyCloudsAndLighthouse_20210217_850_6990Wispy Clouds And LighthousePoint Judith Lighthouse as taken from below at an extremely low tide. A perspective not often seen with wispy clouds framing the lighthouse from above.

Point Judith Lighthouse as taken from below at an extremely low tide. A perspective not often seen with wispy clouds framing the lighthouse from above.

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Lifesaving Station Remnant by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/lifesaving-station-remnant When visiting a lighthouse, I always poke around and reflect on the idea that they were part of a larger mission. In some cases they still are. That mission being lifesaving.

The mission of lighthouses and lifesaving falls under the United States Coast Guard. That is today. In years past there were different services. One was the US Lighthouse Service and the other being the US Lifesaving Service. These services and the Revenue Cutter Service began merging in 1910. By 1915, the US Coast Guard had formed and the lighthouse responsibility followed.

Like the history of the services themselves, the individual facilities performed these functions. In these photos, the sturdy beams in the sand were part of Watch Hill's Lifesaving station. This station served with distinction until 1947. This is where those vessels launched.

I have spent a lifetime on the water. I have performed rescues. So, I have to stop and pay my respect to those brethren who launched from here. The piers remain so that we remember.

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Lifesaving Remnant

LifesavingRemnant_20210215_850_6664Lifesaving RemnantLifesaving station remnants from the one-time station at the Watch Hill Lighthouse facility at Westerly, Rhode Island. This is where they launched the boats that rendered assistance and rescue.

Station Remnant

StationRemnant_20210215_850_6657Station RemnantLifesaving station remnants from the one-time station at the Watch Hill Lighthouse facility at Westerly, Rhode Island. This is where they launched the boats that rendered assistance and rescue.

Lifesaving station remnants from the one-time station at the Watch Hill Lighthouse facility at Westerly, Rhode Island. This is where they launched the boats that rendered assistance and rescue.

Watch Hill Geodetic Survey Mark

WatchHillGeodeticSurveyMark_20210215_850_6665Watch Hill Geodetic Survey MarkThe US Coast & Geodetic Survey Bench Mark near the former US Coast Guard Lifesaving Station at Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island

The US Coast & Geodetic Survey Bench Mark near the former US Coast Guard Lifesaving Station at Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island.

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Watch Hill Lighthouse Working by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/watch-hill-lighthouse-working

"I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Shaw must have spent some time at sea. Or at the very least, he spent some time around people who spent time at sea.

A lighthouse always brings two feelings to a good seaman. The first is a sense of relief of finding a significant navigational mark. The second is a feeling of trepidation in knowing that the lighthouse is there for a reason. They mark shoals and rocky areas; areas of danger.

This winter view of Watch Hill lighthouse shows its warning function. The light is lit. The whistle is blowing. Can you hear it in your mind? The waves are rolling in upon the rocks.

And in return for the lighthouse's efforts, the wind sighs its relief at finding the shore. And it's a warning for those at sea.

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Watch Hill Lighthouse Working

WatchHillLighthouseWorking_20210215_850_6559Watch Hill Lighthouse WorkingWatch Hill Lighthouse at work during a bit of a blow. Westerly, Rhode Island

Watch Hill Lighthouse at work during a bit of a blow. Westerly, Rhode Island

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Swiss Homage In Westerly, Rhode Island by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/swiss-homage-in-westerly-rhode-island No, these photos are not displaying preparation to ascend Santis. These images are from the Ocean House on Watch Hill here in Rhode Island.

There is cross purposing for these Rhode Island Swiss images. I have a post-pandemic invitation to show some of my work in Basel, Switzerland. My photographic work coupled with my late grandfather's artwork from years past. My grandfather is a native son of Switzerland, born outside Basel in Bubendorf. He emigrated to the United States, Rhode Island, in 1900. For many years, my grandfather was a lithographer, general artist, engrosser, and calligrapher.

By the by, if you ever find yourself in the position of taking a gondola ride to the top of Santis, do so. The view is spectacular. In the same vein, if you ever find yourself in a position of having fondue in a gondola at Watch Hill's Ocean House, do so. Both are experiences worth having.

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Westerly Swiss

WesterlySwiss_20210215_850_6488Westerly SwissAn homage to Switzerland, culture, cuisine, and hospitality at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.

An homage to Switzerland, culture, cuisine, and hospitality at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Swiss Cross

SwissCross_20210215_850_6470Swiss CrossThe cross at the center of the Swiss Flag is known as the Swiss Cross. The Swiss Cross is of exacting dimensions as established in 1889 (the year of my grandfather's birth): “The coat of arms of the federation is, within a red field, an upright white cross, whose [four] arms of equal length are one and a sixth times as long as they are wide.”

The cross at the center of the Swiss Flag is known as the Swiss Cross. The Swiss Cross is of exacting dimensions as established in 1889 (the year of my grandfather's birth): “The coat of arms of the federation is, within a red field, an upright white cross, whose [four] arms of equal length are one and a sixth times as long as they are wide.”
 

Swiss Flag

SwissFlag_20210215_850_6471Swiss FlagThe Swiss Flag flying in a display at Ocean House, Westerly, Rhode Island

Watch Hill Swiss

WatchHillSwiss_20210215_850_6473Watch Hill SwissAn homage to Switzerland, culture, cuisine, and hospitality at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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The Miracle Of Winter Streams by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/the-miracle-of-winter-streams I once read the words of a theologian, Spurgeon, that said that the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing. So consider what happens when the two happen together on a winter day! As the temperature nudges above freezing, the water eases out of its frozen state. The water flows little by little and reflections form. And the effect is miraculous.

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Reflective Stream

ReflectiveStream_20210214_850_6428Reflective StreamReflections appearing in a stream in winter.

Reflections appearing in a stream in winter.

Traveling Stream

TravelingStream_20210214_850_6434Traveling StreamA stream meanders along on a day that slips just above freezing temperatures.

A stream meanders along on a day that slips just above freezing temperatures.

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Our Favorite Made From RI Gallery Photos Week Of February 8-14, 2021 by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/our-favorite-photos-week-of-february-8-14-2021 Some of our favorite photos at Made From RI Gallery from this past week,

February 8 through 14, 2021.

Some reminders:

Classic Narragansett Beach Fence

NarragansettBeachFence_850_6144Narragansett Beach FenceA classic view of fencing bent down by the wind and perhaps even wave on Narragansett Beach,Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Snow Covered Country Road

SnowCoveredCountryRoad_20210207_850_6316Snow Covered Country RoadA snow-covered country road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Joyful Dog 

JoyfulDog3_20210206_850_6116Joyful Dog 3A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Footprints In New Snow

FootprintsInNewSnow_20210208_850_6360Footprints In New SnowFootprints in new snow at Tuckertown Fishing Area, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Prep Mode

PrepMode_20210206_850_6185Prep ModeTwo winter surfers preparing to get into the water. Winter surfing at Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Snow Trail

SnowTrail_20210208_850_6407Snow TrailBright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Narrow River Delta

RiverBottom_20210207_850_6046Narrow River DeltaStanding on a part river bottom, part shifted river delta where sands have shifted due to storms in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Narragansett Beach Fence In Black and White

NarragansettBeachFenceBW_850_6144Narragansett Beach Fence In Black and WhiteA classic view of fencing bent down by the wind and perhaps even wave on Narragansett Beach,Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Tidal Exposure by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/tidal-exposure We have a son who wants to be an archaeologist. Things uncovered from the past fascinate him. It's no wonder why. Things revealed from times past are part of our lives on the coast.

Walking on Narragansett Beach, a storm sweeps away the sands built up over time. There is a revelation of the skeletal remains of a pier of the past. The salt and sand have preserved the wood of the pilings.

By summer, these pilings will find themselves buried again. But for now, their appearance gives cause for thought and research. There are records and inquiries to research, and sea level calculation and considerations. History awaits discovery and making in these sands.

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Tidal Exposition

TidalExposition_20210206_850_6157Tidal ExpositionThe remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Unburied

Unburied_20210206_850_5992UnburiedThe remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Tidal Exposure

TidalExposure_20210206_850_6147Tidal ExposureThe remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

It's Been A Long Time

ItsBeenALongTime_20210206_850_5996It's Been A Long TimeThe remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The remains of a pier uncovered at Narragansett Beach. Sands have been removed in recent storms and the erosion has exposed the pilings from under the sand. Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Fields Of Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/fields-of-snow Clean, pristine, untarnished. Words that come to mind looking across fields of snow. We can see the remaining stalks of past growth and furrows from previous tilling. The snow serves as a reset to the world as the world awaits Spring and new, fresh growth.

The snow seems to say, "Rest. A new life will begin soon." A message of reassurance that we all need.

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Fields Of Snow - Tilling Shadows

FieldsOfSnow_TillingShadows_20210208_850_6384Fields Of Snow - Tilling ShadowsAmong the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The furrows of tilled soil creating subtle rows covered in snow.

Among the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The furrows of tilled soil creating subtle rows covered in snow.

Fields Of Snow - Frosted Growth

FieldsOfSnow_FrostedGrowth_20210208_850_6371Fields Of Snow - Frosted GrowthAmong the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The stubble of past growth and stalks painted in frost and snow.

Among the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The stubble of past growth and stalks painted in frost and snow.

Fields Of Snow - Long Stretch

FieldsOfSnow_LongStretch_20210208_850_6381Fields Of Snow - Long StretchAmong the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The furrows of tilled soil creating subtle rows covered in snow.

Fields Of Snow - Frozen Stalks

FieldsOfSnow_FrozenStalks_20210208_850_6372Fields Of Snow - Frozen StalksAmong the farmer's fields in Rhode Island. The stubble of past growth and stalks painted in frost and snow.

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Delta Means Change by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/delta-means-change A winter storm strikes. Sands shift. A navigation channel is gone. It appears that a new or altered river delta has formed. "Delta" is the right geological and figurative term because so much changed. This is the nature of change. This is Narragansett. This is the Narrow River.

I walk to the end of Narragansett Beach and watch the water as it shifts and moves where it is not "supposed" to be. I make some quick hops and jumps to keep my feet dry. I am standing on what is now a part of the river bed. The existential feeling that I should not be here starts to creep in.

I stand observing this familiar place (I have hiked out here many times) that is no longer familiar. The sand has shifted to a geographic point that is foreign yet the same. Yet, like so many things foreign, it is also beautiful. The water is as clear as the air. Patterns and reflections surround us.

This is the nature of Narragansett. Will it change in the next storm? Will we need sounding leads to traverse the river entry?

As an aside, I did not know how to term or categorize these photos. The scenes observed were equal parts, documentation, shock, dismay, and scenic beauty.

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Narrow River Delta

RiverBottom_20210207_850_6046Standing on a part river bottom, partly shifted river delta where sands have shifted due to storms in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Standing on a part river bottom, partly shifted river delta where sands have shifted due to storms in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Sands Displaced

SandsDisplaced_20210207_850_6015Sands DisplacedThe sand moved to new places and new and enhanced sand bars formed in the Narrow River after a storm in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The sand moved to new places and new and enhanced sand bars formed in the Narrow River after a storm in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

River Channel No More

RiverChannel_20210207_850_6020River Channel No MoreThere used to be a river channel in this place. Now the sands of a storm have created something new and different. On the Narrow River, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

There used to be a river channel in this place. Now the sands of a storm have created something new and different. On the Narrow River, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Shifting Sands

ShiftingSands20210207_850_6003Shifting SandsThe sands of Narragansett Beach become a feature of the Narrow River following a winter storm. Clear waters below and clear skies above in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The sands of Narragansett Beach become a feature of the Narrow River following a winter storm. Clear waters below and clear skies above in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Tucker Pond Iced by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/tucker-pond-iced "Life is better at the lake". ~ Unknown. In this case, we will substitute "pond" for "lake".

I grew up walking by ponds. My grandparents had a farm property that had a pond right in the middle of the acreage. It proved handy for irrigation and for the cattle to slake their thirst. It also proved to be a great place to maintain domesticated ducks and geese as the years went by. A small aluminum boat was there for rowing in the summer.

In the winter, the pond would freeze over. There are photos of my grandmother taking a stroll across the frozen pond. It's also where my cousin and I learned about frozen pond springs, ice "sandwiching" in layers of ice and water. Once it was settled that the ice was solid, the pond would be walked across or skated upon. The springs were the moments not to venture out as the ice was thin.

So as I ventured down to Tucker Pond near home, I looked at the ice and thought of these memories. It took me back in time as I looked at the snow shimmering where leaves once sprouted. Such a beautiful place bringing forth innocent thoughts.

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Tucker Pond Iced

TuckerPondIced_20210208_850_6340Tucker Pond IcedWinter ice and snow on Tucker Pond, Tuckertown, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Tucker Pond Steps In The Snow

TuckerPondStepsInTheSnow_20210208_850_6336Tucker Pond Steps In The SnowWinter ice and snow on Tucker Pond, Tuckertown, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Tucker Pond Iced Over

TuckerPondIcedOver_20210208_850_6335Tucker Pond Iced OverWinter ice and snow on Tucker Pond, Tuckertown, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Winter ice and snow on Tucker Pond, Tuckertown, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Into The Snowy Woods by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/into-the-snowy-woods "It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it."

~ John Burroughs

Walking to the edge of the woods, stepping over Holly buried in snow, the brightness is stunning. It comes from everywhere at once, unusual in the woods. The loud luminosity surrounds and envelops juxtaposed against the muffled footsteps. Awe-inspiring does not begin to express the feeling.

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Snowy Woods

SnowyWood_20210208_850_6404Snowy WoodsBright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Snow Trail

SnowTrail_20210208_850_6407Snow TrailBright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Bright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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(Made From RI Gallery) Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery Photography rhode island snow south kingstown trail trees woods https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/into-the-snowy-woods Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:43:05 GMT
Narragansett Winter Surfing by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/narragansett-winter-surfing "Waves are toys from God." ~ Clay Marzo

Narragansett and Newport have become destinations destination year-round. In fact, Narragansett is one of the "Best Surf Spots in America" (see the explanation here of "Sportytell": Surfing Destinations: 15 Best Surf Spots In America 2020 – SportyTell).

The popularity of surfing also makes surfing its own cottage industry on the coast. This means that surfing is a local economic engine as well. Local shops and restaurants have noted that the surfers are people to pay attention to.

In the meantime, these people riding the waves are also a pleasure to watch. Riding free on the waves. What could be better?

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Halo Of Spray 1

HaloOfSpray1_20210206_850_6281Halo of Spray 1A surfer highlighted by a halo of spray while riding the waves with the backdrop of the historic Narragansett Towers. At Narragansett, Rhode Island.

A surfer highlighted by a halo of spray while riding the waves with the backdrop of the historic Narragansett Towers. At Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Surfer Prep

PrepMode_20210206_850_6185Prep ModeTwo winter surfers preparing to get into the water. Winter surfing at Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Two winter surfers preparing to get into the water. Winter surfing at Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Halo Of Spray 2

HaloOfSpray2_20210206_850_6282Halo Of Spray 2A surfer highlighted by a halo of spray while riding the waves with the backdrop of the historic Narragansett Towers. At Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Halo of Spray 3

HaloOfSpray3_20210206_850_6283Halo Of Spray 3A surfer highlighted by a halo of spray while riding the waves with the backdrop of the historic Narragansett Towers. At Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Footprints In New Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/footprints-in-new-snow "I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?" ~ Lewis Carroll

Bright sun and crisp air and freshly fallen snow. It clings to the trees and every bit of growth, bright and fresh. Stepping through the landscape encounters puffs of silver powder followed by a crunch. The sun illuminates all under bright blue skies. Look at the forecast because more snow is on the way.

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Footprints In New Snow

FootprintsInNewSnow_20210208_850_6360Footprints In New Snow

Snow Shadow Fall

Snow Shadow FallSnow Shadow FallShadows falling on fresh snow at the Tuckertown Fishing Area, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Walking In Snow Shadows

WalkingInSnowShadows_20210208_850_6368Walking In Snow ShadowsShadows falling on fresh snow at the Tuckertown Fishing Area, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Snow Shadow And Light

SnowShadowAndLight_20210208_850_6394Snow Shadow And LightShadows falling on fresh snow at the Tuckertown Fishing Area, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Footprints in new snow at Tuckertown Fishing Area, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Joyful Dog On The Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/joyful-dog-on-the-beach A dog running free on the beach. There is no reason to be running other than having fun and being a dog. Happiness occupies the eyes as they radiate their joy. For a moment, you smile and wish that you could be as happy over something so simple.

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Joyful Dog 1

JoyfulDog1_20210206_850_6114Joyful Dog 1A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Joyful Dog 2

JoyfulDog2_20210206_850_6115Joyful Dog 2A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Joyful Dog 3

JoyfulDog3_20210206_850_6116Joyful Dog 3A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Joyful Dog 4

JoyfulDog4_20210206_850_6117Joyful Dog 4A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Joyful Dog 5

JoyfulDog5_20210206_850_6118Joyful Dog 5A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Joyful Dog 6

JoyfulDog6_20210206_850_6119Joyful Dog 6A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

A dog joyfully running on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Sunday Morning Walk In The Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/sunday-morning-walk-in-the-snow Sunday morning snow that is falling gentle on the ground, on the lake, on yourself. This is the perfect time to take a walk with the family.

Sights seen every day have changed. Clean, bright, and pristine. The lake covered, roads made clean, snow-covered roofs, fields leveled with snow.

In muffled footsteps, the world made new and still. This is the gift of New England in winter.

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Snow Covered Country Road

A snow-covered country road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
 

SnowCoveredCountryRoad_20210207_850_6316Snow Covered Country RoadA snow-covered country road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Cabin In Snow

A cabin is seen in its seeming natural element as the snow falls in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

CabinInSnow_20210207_850_6315Cabin In SnowA cabin is seen in its seeming natural element as the snow falls in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Wheelbarrow Setting In Snow

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Field Of Trees

Growing pines cover the landscape as the snow falls in a winter scene

FieldOfTrees_20210207_850_6331Field Of TreesGrowing pines cover the landscape as the snow falls in a winter scene

Snow Covered Lakeside Bench

Falling snow makes a lakeside bench slightly out of place on Indian Lake, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

SnowCoveredLakesideBench_20210207_850_6307Snow Covered Lakeside BenchFalling snow makes a lakeside bench slightly out of place on Indian Lake, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Classic Narragansett Beach Fence by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/narragansett-beach-fence Classics. Classic views, classic scenes, classic imagery are concepts that appear around our home. We escaped to take a walk on the beach before a snowstorm and found so much.

The beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island is a few short miles from our home. It's a place that we are familiar with, but it changes a great deal in a short time. Wind and wave of winter storms did not erode but instead shifted the contours of the beach (and more photos to come).

Encapsulating the changes was the shifting of one fence. It captured the sun and cast shadows in a wonderful way. Grasses on the dunes and clouds scudding in the background. A classic view sustaining until summer comes again.

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Narragansett Beach Fence

NarragansettBeachFence_850_6144Narragansett Beach FenceA classic view of fencing bent down by the wind and perhaps even wave on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Narragansett Beach Fence in Black and White

NarragansettBeachFenceBW_850_6144Narragansett Beach Fence In Black and WhiteA classic view of fencing bent down by the wind and perhaps even wave on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

A classic view of fencing bent down by the wind and perhaps even wave on Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/indian-run-reservoir-in-ice-and-snow-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indian Run Reservoir and its trails are in the heart of the "urban" part of the "suburban" village of Wakefield, Rhode Island. At one time in the not so distant past, it was part of a "rural route". An oasis of trails surrounding a reservoir fed by a myriad of rivers and streams. Snowed in and frozen in the winter.

It's cold, but I walk anyway. The air is bracing and clean. The sights are as sensational as a summer day.

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Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And Snow

IndianRunReservoirIceAndSnow_20210127_850_5295Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And SnowIce and snow at Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island

Ice and snow at Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island

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Infinite Views by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/infinite-views-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Rounding Beavertail Point. Passengers on the ship often asked where the "big waves" came from. We would explain that the "big waves" are "groundswells". We considered the groundswells to be a gentle roll, but that is perspective.

There would also be a jovial response of "Portugal". The response is close to accurate. Portugal is almost exactly due east from Rhode Island on Latitude 41° North.

So standing on the shore of Charlestown Beach, as waves rush in our oldest son asks where the waves come from. He's amazed staring off into what seems infinite. I explain that they come from well over the horizon, "Portugal". One part of the earth touching from what seems to be an infinite view. The consideration gives us perspective. 

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Infinite View At Charlestown

InfiniteViewAtCharlestown_850_5505Infinite View At CharlestownThe incoming waves seem to stretch out into infinity in the late afternoon sun. At Charlestown Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Reaching Wave At Charlestown

ReachingWaveAtCharlestown_850_5506Reaching Wave At CharlestownThe incoming waves seem to stretch out into infinity in the late afternoon sun. At Charlestown Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

The incoming waves seem to stretch out into infinity in the late afternoon sun. At Charlestown Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

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Walking West by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/walking-west-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Hippocrates

(This blog is a continuation of Walking East At Indian Run Reservoir)

There is a change in the temperament of scenery when shifting from east to west while hiking. The air changes with where one faces the breeze. The light changes as well, becoming brighter as one walks toward the afternoon sun. So too does the attitude of the hiker change.

I was not in a bad mood on this walk as the opening quote from Hippocrates might suggest. But, I found that my attitude having spent the time in thought in the snow had improved nonetheless. Like changing direction from east to west, everything was a little different... and even better than when I started.

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Walking West 1

WalkingWest1_20210127_850_5334Walking West 1A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Walking West 2

WalkingWest2_20210127_850_5347Walking West 2A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Walking West 3

WalkingWest3_20210127_850_5376Walking West 3A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

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(Made From RI Gallery) hiking Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery Photography rhode island snow south kingstown trail trees wakefield https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/walking-west-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:34:19 GMT
Walking East At Indian Run Reservoir by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/walking-east-at-indian-run-reservoir-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery One of the greatest questions that I receive is how someone who has spent so much time on the water also is an avid hiker. The answer I usually give is that it is surprising that I have spent so much time on the water.

My time hiking is somewhat natural. My grandfather was a Swiss immigrant. They are almost born hiking where he came from (I still have his hiking staff). It is somewhat natural for me to appreciate a long walk (or a short one when a long walk cannot be had). My proclivity for this activity may not be cultural or genetic in its makeup, but it might as well be.

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Walking East 1

WalkingEast1_20210127_850_5312Walking East 1A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

In winter, there is more to enjoy while hiking. The snow muffles extraneous sounds and there is a quiet, peacefulness, that surrounds. The quiet makes for a wonderful time of thought or talking with a hiking companion.

Walking East 2

WalkingEast2_20210127_850_5315Walking East 2A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

On this walk at Indian Run Reservoir, I had a welcome interruption by someone walking three Black Labs. One of the pups reached and jumped up on me as the owner apologized. My response was to scratch the smile canine's ear and to say that it was okay. Because the dogs count as companions to talk to as well, and their high spirits are encouraging. On further eastward, a stream crossing awaits and we need to be careful on the snow-covered bridge.

Crossing The Stream East To West

CrossingTheStreamEastWest_850_5324Crossing The Stream East WestA snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A snowy trail walking in the woods surrounding Indian Run Reservoir in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

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Evening Falls At Charlestown Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/evening-falls-at-charlestown-beach-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery There is a very human attraction to early evening at the beach. Many go for spectacular sunsets, but there is more if one takes notice. It's not a need but does help in understanding the experience.

When arriving on the beach this particular late afternoon, the roar of the waves was audible from a distance. The air had a heavy scent of salt as the waves thundered. But a slow, almost imperceptible change occurred.

The change was the slow descent of the sun. In the east (as this photo views), the air changed and a pink sympathetic glow appeared. The waves started to calm as the air changed. The breeze that drove the surge dropped. The sound changed. The smell of the air changed. Calm surrounded us.

Sometimes, as humans, we need that natural change from tumult to calm. It's a reassurance that there is a place where calm exists in the world. For us, that place is the beach as evening falls.

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Evening Falls At Charlestown Beach

EveningFallsAtCharlestownBeach_20210130_850_5956Evening Falls At Charlestown BeachLooking eastward at Charlestown Beach as the sun sets in the west behind me. The clear air gives brilliant illumination as the air begins to still.

Looking eastward at Charlestown Beach as the sun sets in the west behind me. The clear air gives brilliant illumination as the air begins to still.

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Rock Bridge Window On The Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/2/rock-bridge-window-on-the-bay-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The grain in the rock reveals the flow of water. The tide rushing in and out, the watery drill revealing its flow. It's as if a celestial being desired an open window to Narragansett Bay, willing the tides to open the aperture. We appreciate the view.

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Rock Bridge Window On The Bay

RockBridgeWindowOnTheBay_20210117_850_5067Rock Bridge Window On The BayA rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.

The Rock Bridge

TheRockBridge_20210117_850_5064The Rock BridgeA rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.

A rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.

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Breachway Brilliance by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/breachway-brilliance-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Brilliant, clear sunlight as the sun sets over Rhode Island Sound. Sometimes, it is nice to just sit and watch the sun sink into the western horizon. 

Breachway Brilliance

BreachwayBrilliance_20210130_850_5732Breachway BrillianceBrilliant sunset at the Charlestown Breachway looking over Rhode Island Sound.

Brilliant sunset at the Charlestown Breachway looking over Rhode Island Sound.

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Charlestown Winter Sunset by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/charlestown-winter-sunset-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery "Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." ~ John Ruskin

There are days where one needs to go out and find a sunset. Fortunately, we live in Rhode Island. We have sunsets in abundance. 

Charlestown Winter Sunset

A winter sunset as seen from the Breachway at Charlestown, Rhode Island.

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Hollow Of The Tree by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/hollow-of-the-tree-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery When hiking, I always revel in finding a hollow in a tree. For one thing, a hollow in a tree signifies old woodland. That tree has been there for a while. Hollows form from tree stress, fungi, or animals or insects burrowing into the heartwood.

A tree hollow acts as a resource or habitat for many vertebrate and invertebrate animals. It's a sign of life and activity. When found in the snow, as this one was, it is also a potential for shelter from the cold.

Hollow Of The Tree

20210127HollowOfTheTree_850_5353Hollow Of The Tree

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Hollow of a tree in the snow. Found along the trail surrounding Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island.

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Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/dry-wind-at-east-matunuck-beach-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery This is what a clear winter day looks like at the beach. That stark blue sky? That's the result of a lack of moisture in the air. On this day, the condition couples with a wind that dried everything out. As the waves moved in on one side, the sand blew along in sympathetic waves with no moisture to hold it down.

The East Matunuck Beach wind turbine illustrates the strength of the wind. The tower was vibrating with a sound that indicated a material resonant frequency.

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Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 1

DryWindAtEastMatunuckBeach1_20210118_850_5141Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 1The wind blows in from the west southwest driving waves on to East Matunuck State Beach. The sky is blue with wispy clouds signifying dry air.

East Matunuck Beach Wind Turbine Tower

EastMatunuckBeachWindmillTower_20210118_850_5275East Matunuck Beach Wind Turbine TowerThe wind turbine at East Matunuck State Beach in a relatively high wind.

Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 2

DryWindAtEastMatunuckBeach2_20210118_850_5180Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 2The wind blows in from the west southwest driving waves on to East Matunuck State Beach. The sky is blue with wispy clouds signifying dry air.

East Matunuck Beach Wind Turbine

EastMatunuckBeachWindmill_20210118_850_5282East Matunuck Beach Wind TurbineThe wind turbine at East Matunuck State Beach in a relatively high wind.

Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 3

DryWindAtEastMatunuckBeach3_20210118_850_5199Dry Wind At East Matunuck Beach 3The wind blows in from the west southwest driving waves on to East Matunuck State Beach. The sky is blue with wispy clouds signifying dry air.

The wind blows in from the west southwest driving waves on to East Matunuck State Beach. The sky is blue with wispy clouds signifying dry air.

 

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The Moment by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/the-moment-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Every storm has a moment. That moment is where the storm starts to break up, the clouds part, and the sun asserts its authority over the sky. I always find that moment as hopeful as it is beautiful.

The Moment 1

TheMoment1_20210127_850_5379The Moment 1The moment that a storm starts to break up and the sun shines through the snow-filled clouds at iced-over Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island

The Moment 2

TheMoment2_20210127_850_5389The Moment 2The moment that a storm starts to break up and the sun shines through the snow-filled clouds at iced over Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island

The Moment 3

TheMoment3_20210127_850_5395The Moment 3The moment that a storm starts to break up and the sun shines through the snow-filled clouds at iced over Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island

The moment that a storm starts to break up and the sun shines through the snow-filled clouds at iced-over Indian Run Reservoir, Wakefield, Rhode Island.

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South County Winter Scene by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/south-county-winter-scene-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Three years. Well, more than three years, but three years simmering in the mind. Driving by one spot in all seasons thinking, "What a gorgeous scene that would be in winter".

My winter image has stayed in the back of my mind. Passing along this route when avoiding summer beach traffic. Avoiding the main traffic on Route 1 on school days. All those times passing by and thinking about how to find a place to pull over and take a winter shot in this one spot.

Well, it snowed last night. I was passing by. I pulled over. I climbed out of the van. I took the shot.

South County Winter Scene 1

SouthCountyWinterScene1_20210127_850_5446South County Winter Scene 1A long-awaited classic winter scene along a regularly traveled route in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

South County Winter Scene 2

SouthCountyWinterScene2_20210127_850_5448South County Winter Scene 2A long-awaited classic winter scene along a regularly traveled route in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

South County Winter Scene 3

SouthCountyWinterScene3_20210127_850_5460South County Winter Scene 3A long-awaited classic winter scene along a regularly traveled route in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A long-awaited classic winter scene along a regularly traveled route in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Marsh Grass by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/marsh-grass-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery There is a certain undefined quiet comfort in being by marsh grass. One experiences a stillness that is only disturbed by the wind ruffling the grasses.
 

Marsh Grass

MarshGrass_20210117_850_5118Marsh GrassMarsh grass is seen in the marsh area of Fox Hill Pond abutting Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A peaceful scene with marinas and the Newport Pell Bridge in the background.

That undefined quiet is one of the things that signify the benefits of marshland. Marshes are buffers between wave and storm action of the ocean or bay and more stable, fertile ground. Marshes and distribute nutrients into that fertile soil and filter out pollutants. They are also breeding grounds for commercial and recreational fish.

The quiet peace of looking at marsh grass holds a great deal of meaning. Given the calm feeling, I decided to do a nostalgic black and white treatment for these photos as well.

Marsh Grass In Black And White

MarshGrass_20210117_BW_850_5118Marsh Grass In Black And WhiteMarsh grass is seen in the marsh area of Fox Hill Pond abutting Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A peaceful scene with marinas and the Newport Pell Bridge in the background.

Dutch Harbor Marsh Grass

DutchHarborMarshGrass_20210117_850_5124Dutch Harbor Marsh GrassMarsh grass is seen in the marsh area of Fox Hill Pond abutting Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A peaceful scene with marinas and the Newport Pell Bridge in the background.

Dutch Harbor Marsh Grass In Black And White

DutchHarborMarshGrass_20210117_BW_850_5124Dutch Harbor Marsh Grass in Black And WhiteMarsh grass is seen in the marsh area of Fox Hill Pond abutting Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A peaceful scene with marinas and the Newport Pell Bridge in the background.

Marsh grass is seen in the marsh area of Fox Hill Pond abutting Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A peaceful scene with marinas and the Newport Pell Bridge in the background.

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Sun And Waves Paint A Scene by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/sun-and-waves-paint-a-scene-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Sun And Waves Paint A Scene

SunAndWavesPaintAScene_20210117_850_4543Sun And Waves Paint A SceneThe coastline of Conanicut Island at Fort Getty, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A sunny, windy day at the rocky shore.

There are those photographers who work to capture the perfect sunrise or sunset. I practice this on occasion myself. But I also find that there is a lot of daytime bracketed between the sunrise and the sunset. In that time, I hike, sail, and do a lot more. Sometimes, these conditions are harder to photograph in bright, harsh light. But the results are astounding to see.

This particular winter perambulation was on the western shore of Conanicut Island. Jamestown's Fort Getty. This is a section of the coast where shoreline access balances with preservation. Untamed and wild views result. One can imagine another untouched time.

Winds piping out of the west drive waves on the shore at low tide and propel sunlit cotton-like clouds above. Clouds promote themselves offshore as the sun's rays paint the sky. Tidepools form, barnacles boast exposure on rocks, and shapes and textures entice. This is a visual feast.

Waves Kiss The Shore Brushed By The Sun

WavesKissTheShoreBrushedByTheSun_20210117_850_4484Waves Kiss The Shore Brushed By The SunThe coastline of Conanicut Island at Fort Getty, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A sunny, windy day at the rocky shore.

Rocks Exposed At Low Tide

RocksExposedAtLowTide_20210117_850_4479Rocks Exposed At Low TideThe coastline of Conanicut Island at Fort Getty, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A sunny, windy day at the rocky shore.

The coastline of Conanicut Island at Fort Getty, Jamestown, Rhode Island. A sunny, windy day at the rocky shore.

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Lines, Function, and Working Beauty by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/lines-function-and-working-beauty-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Stern View Waterline

SternViewWaterline_20200118_20200118_850_3919Stern View WaterlineStern view of a working boat cabled out in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

I love classic styles of workboats and fishing vessels. This is but one example. The hardy work vessel is functional and open. The graceful lines lend to its function.

A powerful stem juts above the high bow. The level of the bow is perfect for splitting open waves and throwing them aside. This keeps the operator safe and dry.

The sheerline comes from the need to have a lower middle and stern for working and hauling. In this case, a winch rigged on the console says that they are hauling traps with this boat.

This boat carries its width to its stern and transom. This gives it "wide shoulders" and support as items come up over the size in working. This allows work to occur without the vessel tipping a great deal.

Stern View Above From Shore

SternViewAboveFromShore_20200118_850_3937Stern View Above From ShoreStern view of a working boat cabled out in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Stern View Cabled

SternViewCabled_20200118_850_3923Stern View CabledStern view of a working boat cabled out in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Stern View Lines
SternViewLines_20200118_850_3928Stern View LinesStern view of a working boat cabled out in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

This is why the engineering term for designing vessels is "Naval Architecture". This fishing boat, workboat, shows how the form and the function do not follow, but build on one another.

Add in a windy, cloudy day with an outbound (ebbing) tide. Combine this with a workboat cabled in Dutch Harbor. It is a wonderful Rhode Island scene (or a maritime scene welcome anywhere). Workboats that enhance the scenic environment.

Workboat Profile View Against Sky

ProfileViewAgainstSky_20200118_850_3963Workboat Profile View Against SkyProfile view of a workboat in the sun and wind and tide in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Workboat Profile View

ProfileView_20200118_850_3955Workboat Profile ViewProfile view of a workboat in the sun and wind and tide in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, Rhode Island

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Lobster Trap On Wintry Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/lobster-trap-on-wintry-beach Walking on the beach in winter is a different experience than in the summer. In the summer, they drag and clean the beach daily. In the winter, the gull's natural "raw bar" leaves fascinating shells all over. And then there are the remains of fishing and items such as lobster traps washed ashore.

The lobster traps are usually beaten up as they have been turning about on the bottom. They have hung up on rocks and pounded in the surf. They are a mess of vinyl-coated mal-formed and bent wire by the time they come ashore.

In this case, someone dragged the trap up to the dunes. The wind has started showing patterns in the sand as the dune grass bends. Even without snow, this is winter on the beach, and it is fascinating to see. We will join in the cleanups come spring.

Lobster Trap On Wintry Beach

LobsterTrapOnWintryBeach_850_5263Lobster Trap On Wintry BeachA lobster trap washed up on East Matunuck State Beach and then placed by the dunes. Footprints pass through the dunes and windswept patterns form in the sand.

A lobster trap washed up on East Matunuck State Beach and then placed by the dunes. Footprints pass through the dunes and windswept patterns form in the sand.

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Gull In Wind by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/gull-in-wind-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” ~ Mark Twain

The gull wings its way into uncertain January winds in an almost confused state. "This is not the 'normal' direction of wind and wave at East Matunuck," the gull muses, "at least not for this time of year".

As the ruffled feathered fowl continues on their course, the consternation mounts. "In January, the ferry from the Block usually headwinds and seas". "The ferry would angle toward Charlestown and 'tack' back to Galilee!"

Then our feathered friend reconsiders their concerns. It is sunny if a windy day. "Our friend Mark may be right". "If I wait a few minutes, this weather may change".

Whether the weather changes or not, our gull wings on into the mists beaten by the wind-driven surf. Tomorrow, the January sun will turn to snow.

 

Gull In Wind - Above Waves

GullInWind_AboveWaves_20210118_850_5206Gull In Wind - Above WavesA gull in flight above the January waves at East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Gull In Wind - In Flight

GullInWind_InFlight_20210118_850_5207Gull In Wind - In FlightA gull in flight above the January waves at East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Gull In Wind - On The Way

GullInWind_OnTheWay_20210118_850_5208Gull In Wind - On The WayA gull in flight above the January waves at East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A gull in flight above the January waves at East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Lighthouse Framed Out By Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/lighthouse-framed-out-by-rocks-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery There are moments that I happy to find a common sight (for me) in a different manner. On a sunny winter day, I found one such occurrence. I have passed Dutch Island Lighthouse countless times on ships and boats. It's a common sight on the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. At one time, I even walked to the lighthouse after bow-landing a small ship there.

Never though have I seen the lighthouse in Dutch Harbor in this manner. Crawling and climbing on the rocks of the Jamestown shore, this sight came upon me. Viewing Dutch Island Lighthouse framed out by the rocks.

Lighthouse Through Rock Overhang

LighthouseThroughRockOverhang_20210117_850_4675Lighthouse Through Rock OverhangDutch Island and Dutch Island Lighthouse viewed through the rocks of the Jamestown (Conanicut Island) shore.

Lighthouse Viewed Through Rocks

LighthouseSeenThroughRocks_20210117_850_4682Lighthouse Viewed Through RocksDutch Island and Dutch Island Lighthouse viewed through the rocks of the Jamestown (Conanicut Island) shore.

Dutch Island and Dutch Island Lighthouse viewed through the rocks of the Jamestown (Conanicut Island) shore.

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More Than A Lure Found by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/more-than-a-lure-found-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Lures tug at fish, the mind, and the heart. Fishing lures endure in memories if not on the line.

I stumbled on a seaweed entangled lure along the shores of Jamestown. In an instant, I was a carefree youngster again. I was on a boat in the middle of Narragansett Bay, a Sturdee or a succession of various length Hawklines. I was on the neighbor's Mackenzie Cuttyhunk. I was in my own quahog skiff. I was with friends casting into the feeding frenzy on the backside of Nantucket. I was on an eponymously named dock with Larry, Jimmy, and Bruce at the mouth of Warwick Cove. I was catching stripers, blues and flats. I was walking into the store to pick up a popper for the next expedition.

Like this, I have lost more than a few lures. I have caught more than my fair share of fish. And the fond young memories remain ensconced forever.

Lure Found

LureFound_20210117_850_4207Lure FoundFishing lure found on the shoreline rocks, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Lure On Rocks

LureOnRocks_20210117_850_4197Lure On RocksFishing lure found on the shoreline rocks, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Lure And Seaweed

LureSeaweed_20210117_850_4203Lure And SeaweedFishing lure found on the shoreline rocks, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Lure And Broken Leader

LureLeader_20210117_850_4191Lure And Broken LeaderFishing lure found on the shoreline rocks, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Fishing lure found on the shoreline rocks, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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Fungi Growth On The Trail by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/fungi-growth-on-the-trail-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Weekends often mean a family hike. On this beautiful winter day, we found ourselves on the Kit Wright Nature Trail at Fort Getty.

Passing a tree, we found an astounding array of fungi at the base of a tree trunk. This is usually significant. Under most circumstances, fungi means that there is internal decay in a tree. This is the moment when I will look up and make certain that a branch fall on me.

Having made certain that nothing would fall on us, we became intrigued by the woodsy colors. The little scene was unusual for being alongside a salt marsh. We love finding things that one might not expect on Conanicut Island. One of our surprises from Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Fungi Growth

FungiGrowth_20210117_850_3894Fungi GrowthFungi growing at the base of a tree trunk on the Kit Wright Nature Trail, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Mushroom Growth

MushroomGrowth_20210117_850_3892Mushroom GrowthFungi growing at the base of a tree trunk on the Kit Wright Nature Trail, Jamestown, Rhode Island

Fungi growing at the base of a tree trunk on the Kit Wright Nature Trail, Jamestown, Rhode Island

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Rolling To Shore by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/rolling-to-shore-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery "A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with as many other waves as there are uneven places in the object where the said wave is produced." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Every wave is a study in contrasts. Powerful yet peaceful. Singular but of many. Rushing but receding. Building and eroding. This is why we come to the beach at sunset; to be a part of it all.

Rolling To Shore 1

RollingToShore_1_20201230_850_3220Rolling To Shore 1Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

Rolling To Shore 2

RollingToShore_2_20201230_850_3221Rolling To Shore 2Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

 

Rolling To Shore 3

RollingToShore_3_20201230_850_3222Rolling To Shore 3Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

Rolling To Shore 4

RollingToShore_4_20201230_850_3223Rolling To Shore 4Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

Rolling To Shore 5

RollingToShore_5_20201230_850_3224Rolling To Shore 5Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

Sunset waves rolling of Rhode Island Sound upon the Matunuck Beach shore.

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Beavertail Lighthouse - Evening Clouds by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/beavertail-lighthouse---evening-clouds-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” – Gustave Flaubert

The one amazing thing that makes Beavertail Lighthouse distinct is its orientation. One can climb down and view the lighthouse from below, much like a boat. The view is often awe-inspiring. The cloud trail points northward with the lighthouse pointing to the sky. A lighthouse that gives direction in all ways.

Beavertail Lighthouse - Evening Clouds

BeavertailLighthouse_EveningClouds_2021228_850_2365Beavertail Lighthouse - Evening CloudsBeavertail Lighthouse pointing to the clouds of an evening sky.

Beavertail Lighthouse pointing to the clouds of an evening sky.

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Patterns In The Waves by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/patterns-in-the-waves-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea." ~ Isak Dinesen

There are different types of waves that meet the shore. This is the finish of a surging wave as it rolls up on the shore. The previous wave draws back underneath creating a curl rather than a crest. The effect can transfix on as the wave comes upon the shore and then recedes. Personally, I like to look and listen rather than analyze. 

Patterns In The Waves

PatternsInTheWaves_20201230_850_3226Patterns In The WavesA surging wave creating its own patterns on the shore as the wave breaks and draws back.

A surging wave creating its own patterns on the shore as the wave breaks and draws back.

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Rocky Point Golden Tide by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/rocky-point-golden-tide-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Have you ever sat and watched the tide come in? It is a very relaxing experience in the 41-degree latitude. I have been to the Bay of Fundy where the inbound tide arrives in a rush and a crash. Here in Rhode Island, the incoming tide is relaxing slow yet quick enough to observe.

In this case, we were standing at the beach at Rocky Point in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island. There are unique conditions here where Narragansett Bay's east and west passages meet. Stir in the setting sun and we see flowing liquid gold.

The quiet view of golden flowing water produces a sense of calm.

Rocky Point Golden Tide 1

RockyPointGoldenTide_1_20210109_850_3851Rocky Point Golden Tide 1The tide slowly comes in at sunset on Rocky Point Beach, Warwick Neck, Warwick, Rhode Island

Rocky Point Golden Tide 2

RockyPointGoldenTide_2_20210109_850_3859Rocky Point Golden Tide 2The tide slowly comes in at sunset on Rocky Point Beach, Warwick Neck, Warwick, Rhode Island

Rocky Point Golden Tide 3

RockyPointGoldenTide_3_20210109_850_3862Rocky Point Golden Tide 3The tide slowly comes in at sunset on Rocky Point Beach, Warwick Neck, Warwick, Rhode Island

Rocky Point Golden Tide 4

RockyPointGoldenTide_4_20210109_850_3864Rocky Point Golden Tide 4The tide slowly comes in at sunset on Rocky Point Beach, Warwick Neck, Warwick, Rhode Island

The tide slowly comes in at sunset on Rocky Point Beach, Warwick Neck, Warwick, Rhode Island

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Reaching For The Sky by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/reaching-for-the-sky-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery "The loftiest towers rise from the ground". ~ Chinese Proverb

Walking the grounds of Beavertail Point, one will happen upon multiples of structures. Towers are among these, and I remember when there were more of them.

At one point there were many radio and radar towers in the area. There has been repurposing and dismantling. I remember a one-time LORAN installation talked about.

And Spraycliff Observatory is at Beavertail. That installation is still shrouded in mystery despite its World War II service.

This tower has some weather and telemetry instrumentation and telemetry upon it. It is less mysterious but makes a wonderful pointer into the early evening sky.

Reaching For The Sky

ReachingForTheSky_20201228_850_2506Reaching For The SkyOne of the many towers at Beavertail Point stabbing into the sky. Used for a variety of communications and instrumentation over the years, they remain and are still in use.

One of the many towers at Beavertail Point stabbing into the sky. Used for a variety of communications and instrumentation over the years, they remain and are still in use.

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Wickford Steeple by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/wickford-steeple-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Wickford is a village that one experiences by walking. In perambulating the area, one item is obvious no matter where one roams. A steeple that rises above all.

The steeple in question is the architectural element of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. It is on Main Street and has stood there for centuries. More about the building is available at their website, here: Our History - St. Paul's Website (stpaulswickford.org)

Wickford Steeple

WickfordSteeple_20210101_850_3531Wickford SteepleFocused above at the steeple of historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the village of Wickford, Rhode Island.

Focused above at the steeple of historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the village of Wickford, Rhode Island.

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Dock Of The Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/dock-of-the-bay-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Rocky Point has always been my refuge. Through junior high school and high school, I found myself wandering here. I grew up about half a mile from here, so it was a natural walk for me. I brought myself here to think, to sort things out, to stare out on the bay. A place to gain perspective.

This was a place to remove me from distractions. The park closed in the offseason, I would watch ships pass and look at my favorite quahog spot. It was quiet. Me, the occasional gull, and the tide.

Of course, I am speaking about a predecessor pier at Rocky Point. In season, people would fish here and ferries and excursion boats landed. I would catch the lines for the "Bay Queen" here as I became a part of the crew.

But today was a time to visit and reminisce with my family. And to think. To sort things out.

Dock Of The Bay

DockOfTheBay_20210110_850_3634Dock Of The BayWalking down Rocky Point Pier on Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Walking down Rocky Point Pier on Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

 

Welcome At The Dock Of The Bay

DockOfTheBayWelcome_20210110_850_3642Dock Of The Bay WelcomeAlways welcome at Rocky Point Pier on Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Always welcome at Rocky Point Pier on Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

 

Dock Of The Bay Perspective

DockOfTheBayPerspective_20210110_850_3637Dock Of The Bay PerspectivePerspective in sun and shadow on Rocky Point Pier, Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Perspective in sun and shadow on Rocky Point Pier, Narragansett Bay, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

 

Dock Of The Bay Covered

DockOfTheBayCovered_20210110_850_3666Dock Of The Bay CoveredCovering and cupola on Rocky Point Pier. Warwick Neck, Rhode Island.

Covering and cupola on Rocky Point Pier. Warwick Neck, Rhode Island.

 

Warwick Neck Over Dock

WarwickNeckUnderOverDock20210110_850_3696Warwick Neck Over DockWarwick Neck in view at the Rocky Point Pier, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island.

Warwick Neck in view at the Rocky Point Pier, Warwick Neck, Rhode Island.

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View To Sea At Beavertail Lighthouse by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/view-to-sea-at-beavertail-lighthouse-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Beavertail Lighthouse and the area surrounding tends to fascinate. This is an area where the natural land meets historic architecture. It's where the Atlantic Ocean yields its power to the serenity of Narragansett Bay.

The change is visible as the waves crash upon rocks. The gound swells advance their charge upon the rocks and retreat with calm. The sky reflects this action above as evening falls.

The patterns of the rocks, the movement of the water, and the sky reaching in the distance. Altogether, one thinks the designed creation is a gift there to fascinate. And the scene does enthrall, which is why people visit.

View To Sea - Beavertail Lighthouse

ViewToSea_BeavertailLighthouse_20201228_850_2569View To Sea - Beavertail LighthouseEarly evening at Beavertail Lighthouse. Clouds and fog are offshore as the sun begins its descent. The beacon has been activated.

View To Sea - Early Evening

ViewToSea_EarlyEvening_20201228_850_2563View To Sea - Early EveningEarly evening at Beavertail Lighthouse. Clouds and fog are offshore as the sun begins its descent. The beacon has been activated.

View To Sea - Onrushing Waters

ViewToSea_OnrushingWaters_20201228_850_2587View To Sea - Onrushing WatersEarly evening at Beavertail Lighthouse. Clouds and fog are offshore as the sun begins its descent. The beacon has been activated.

View To Sea - Evening Sky

ViewToSea_EveningSky_20201228_850_2589View To Sea - Evening SkyEarly evening at Beavertail Lighthouse. Clouds and fog are offshore as the sun begins its descent. The beacon has been activated.

Early evening at Beavertail Lighthouse. Clouds and fog are offshore as the sun begins its descent. The beacon has been activated.

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Ancient Structures At Beavertail by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/ancient-beavertail-at-beavertail-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Walking the grounds of a lighthouse, there are often many outbuildings. There are also the remnants thereof. Lighthouse keeper's residences, oil rooms, and maintenance shacks are among these. Artist and lithographer, Philadelphia's James Fuller Queen (1820-1866) worked on this subject.

At Beavertail Point (Conanicut Island), there are more interesting items found. Bunkers. World War II gun mounts. Radio towers. Radar towers. Some abandoned, declared secret and others repurposed.

On this evening, the Moon appeared over one such abandoned outbuilding. It makes for an interesting view as the surrounding fields roll down to Narragansett Bay.

Through The Ancient Door

ThroughTheAncientDoor_20201228_850_2503Through The Ancient DoorViewing the evening sky, the rising moon, and the east passage of Narragansett Bay through the decrepit wooden door of an abandoned outbuilding at Beavertail Point

Viewing the evening sky, the rising moon, and the east passage of Narragansett Bay through the decrepit wooden door of an abandoned outbuilding at Beavertail Point

Structure Under Moon

StructureUnderMoon_20201228_850_2498Structure Under MoonThe Moon rises in the evening sky over an abandoned and decrepit outbuilding at Beavertail Point.

Structure At Beavertail

StructureAtBeavertail_20201228_850_2517Structure At BeavertailThe Moon rises in the evening sky over an abandoned and decrepit outbuilding at Beavertail Point.

The Moon rises in the evening sky over an abandoned and decrepit outbuilding at Beavertail Point.

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Screened Candle by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/screened-candle-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery I am writing this on January 7. 2021. The photo seen taken a few weeks prior, but seems appropriate at this moment. A moment in history. A moment where we have seen things that we never thought we would see.

There is still light before us. We need to root it out. There is filtering. There is something obscuring the light. It is eerie and appears as guttering. Still, the light is steadfast and true for those who resolutely choose to seek it.

Screened Candle

ScreenedCandle_20201228_850_2491Screened CandleA candle shining but filtered through a screened window gives off an eerie but resilient light.

A candle shining but filtered through a screened window gives off an eerie but resilient light.

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Sunset Waves by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/sunset-waves-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Waves rolling against the rocky shoreline at sunset. There are few things that draw one in. The movement of the waves is mesmerizing. Combined with the sunset as the reward for the completion of a successful day, it is a special scene.

Here we stand at the point where Narragansett Bay opens on to Rhode Island Sound at this colorful event. It needs very little elaboration as it is an exquisite scene in its own naturalness.

Sunset Waves

SunsetWaves_202021228_850_2354Sunset WavesWaves meeting Conanicut Island's Beavertail Point at sunset. Small birds are dodging the rollers as they meet the rocks at the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

Waves meeting Conanicut Island's Beavertail Point at sunset. Small birds are dodging the rollers as they meet the rocks at the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

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Water And Shell As Metaphor by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/water-and-shell-as-metaphor-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery I don't indulge in giving voice to metaphorical expression often. I will make an exception in this case. The image of a shell and an onrushing wave are a vernacular symbolic representation.

The shell stands in perfect stillness. The wave rushes in and surrounds it. It's like life rushing around us as we wait for life to start again. If a stronger wave comes in, the shell will become mobile. Pushed by the blurred rush of the surrounding water.

My belief is that many people feel like this shell.

Rushed Shell

RushedShell_20201229_850_2766Rushed ShellWater rushes in to engulf a clamshell sitting on the beach in the light of the setting sun. Stillness mixed with motion.

Engulfed Shell

EngulfedShell_20201229_850_2767Engulfed ShellWater rushes in to engulf a clamshell sitting on the beach in the light of the setting sun. Stillness mixed with motion.

Water rushes in to engulf a clamshell sitting on the beach in the light of the setting sun. Stillness mixed with motion.

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Outbound Bay Shipping by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/outbound-bay-shipping-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery When I was a lad, there was a feature that was in the newspaper called, "Bay Shipping". I checked it after turning to the inside back page of the "Evening Bulletin" to read the comics. The object of the feature was to see the shipping coming in and departing Narragansett Bay.

The subject of "Bay Shipping" was important to my family. My father was either interacting with one of the ships aboard another vessel or was piloting on a vessel. As I grew, I found myself aboard vessels.

As I was taking graduate courses in Marine Affairs in Newport among Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and NOAA Corps officers, I continued this practice. I would slip out of class to spot a ship or two. I continued the habit online when I lived overseas as I wanted to know the movements at home. It was a way of knowing what friends and family were up to.

Alas, all good things come to an end, including the "Bay Shipping" feature. Sometime after the fateful day of 9/11, the feature became a "security issue". My father has also passed, so I no longer watch for him. Even so, I find myself sitting on the rocks from time to time and watch a ship or two on Narragansett Bay.

Outbound Under The Moon

OutboundUnderTheMoon_20201228_850_2394Outbound Under The MoonOutbound ship heading south on the east passage of Narraganset Bay departing in the early evening as the moon is on the rise.

Southward Bound Under The Moon

SoutwardBoundUnderTheMoon_20201228_850_2387Southward Bound Under The MoonOutbound ship heading south on the east passage of Narraganset Bay departing in the early evening as the moon is on the rise.

Outbound ship heading south on the east passage of Narraganset Bay departing in the early evening as the moon is on the rise.

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Good Advice In Wickford by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/good-advice-in-wickford-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery In the back streets of the village of Wickford, we happened upon a historic cemetery. This one is at the Old Narragansett Church. I have found that old cemeteries are places to read. This is where people leave their final legacies. Often there is wisdom found from their final benefactions.

On the first day of 2021, this is the legacy left from Mark 12:31 (from the King James version). Half of the Great Commandment. "Love thy neighbor as thyself". Good advice to start the year.

Good Advice In Wickford

GoodAdviceInWickford_20210101_850_3596Good Advice In WickfordGood advice found on the grounds of the Old Narragansett Church in the village of Wickford, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Good advice found on the grounds of the Old Narragansett Church in the village of Wickford, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Beached by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/1/beached-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery As we walk along the beachfront homes in Narragansett, we come upon two beached sailboats. The evening is calm and pastels form in the sky as the sun sets. The scene is calm. But these two thoroughbreds seem ready to run even as they rest in this serenity. When the sun comes up and warms the sands, we are certain that they will set sail and smartly run before the wind.

Beached

Beached_20201229_850_3151BeachedTwo dinghy class sailboats beached in the evening in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Two dinghy class sailboats beached in the evening in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Hope On The Horizon by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/hope-on-the-horizon-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The year 2020 is coming to an end. Today is December 31st and it is raining. Last evening, we went to the beach to catch what is most likely the last colorful sunset of the year. Our little family walked against the wind and in awe of the spectacles engulfing us.

It's going to rain. We have known that for more than a day. Block Island was standing above the horizon last evening. We know that means that rain will be here soon. That is weather lore that has never failed us.

We are walking into the wind on the beach as clouds gather. We want to get to the other end, so we keep going. The clouds are rolling in and the wave's surge increases. The clouds are billowing over the sound.

But beyond the clouds, the sun pierces through. Pastels and beautiful, bright colors form against the gray sky with the setting sun. And when it seems that the view cannot be any better, the sun asserts itself and it paints yet a better sky.

So we close 2020 with the opening verse of the very Job-like words of a hymn by Horatio Spafford (1828-1888), "It Is Well With My Soul". The words come to mind as we walk in the coming storm and seeing the state motto, "Hope", asserted by the sun in the distance:

"When peace like a river attendeth my way

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot,

Thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well with my soul"

Onrushing Waves

OnrushingWaves_20201230_850_3344Onrushing WavesWaves rush in ahead of a storm at Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Waves rush in ahead of a storm at Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

 

Sunset Reflection At Matunuck

SunsetReflectionAtMatunuck20201230_850_3437Sunset Reflection At MatunuckAs the sun sets at Matunuck Beach, reflections form along the water's edge. In South Kingstown, Rhode Island

As the sun sets at Matunuck Beach, reflections form along the water's edge. In South Kingstown, Rhode Island

 

The Assertive Sun

TheAssertiveSun_20201230_850_3458The Assertive SunThe sun asserts itself against the clouds at sunset. At Matunuck, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The sun asserts itself against the clouds at sunset. At Matunuck, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

 

Sunset at Matunuck

SunsetAtMatunuck_20201230_850_3484Sunset At MatunuckThe sun sets at Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

The sun sets at Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Anna C - Sunset by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/anna-c---sunset-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Sunsets along the Rhode Island shore are always spectacular. Add in the measure of the Block Island Ferry on an evening run from Galilee to Block Island. Now, consider viewing a sunset through the Block Island Ferry as it passes. This is what this series of photos portray. Sunset descends beyond the passing M/V Anna C.

Where else does one find a ferry passing creating a unique maritime seascape during a sunset?

Anna C - Sunset Forward

AnnaC_SunsetForward_20201229_850_2838Anna C - Sunset ForwardSunset shot through the Block Island Ferry M/V Anna C passing on the evening run.

Anna C - Sunset Amidships

AnnaC_SunsetAmidships_20201229_850_2842Anna C - Sunset AmidshipsSunset shot through the Block Island Ferry M/V Anna C passing on the evening run.

Anna C - Sunset Aft

AnnaC_SunsetAft_20201229_850_2845Anna C - Sunset AftSunset shot through the Block Island Ferry M/V Anna C passing on the evening run.

Sunset shot through the Block Island Ferry M/V Anna C passing on the evening run.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Ships" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

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Full Moon of December 29, 2020 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/full-moon-of-december-29-2020-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The last Full Moon of 2020. The Moon is steady and useful in marking time. It seems that saying the last of a year and a decade is significant. That is the epitome of marking time.

The Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States named this the Wolf Moon. This is from the packs of wolves that howled at the Moon in hunger. Another name is the Ice Moon. By month the December Full Moon is the Cold Moon.

Europeans called this the Moon after Yule. This is for the 3-day winter solstice festival in pre-Christian Europe. King Haakon I, associated Yule with Christmas in the 10th Century Christianization of Norway. Another English name for this Moon is the Old Moon.

No matter how we name this Full Moon, it closes a tumultuous year with clarity. The marking of time notates an end and a beginning.

Full Moon - Wolf Moon - December 29, 2020

FullMoon_WolfMoon_20201229_DSCN1151Full Moon - Wolf Moon - December 29, 2020Phase: Full Moon Illumination: 100% Moon Age: 15.10 days Moon Angle: 0.51 Moon Distance: 392,180.83 km Sun Angle: 0.54 Sun Distance: 147,101,548.66 km

Full Moon - Cold Moon - December 29, 2020

FullMoon_ColdMoon_20201229_DSCN1143Full Moon - Cold Moon - December 29, 2020Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.10 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 392,180.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,101,548.66 km

Full Moon - Old Moon - December 29, 2020

FullMoon_OldMoon_20201229_DSCN1145Full Moon - Old Moon - December 29, 2020Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.10 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 392,180.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,101,548.66 km

Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.10 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 392,180.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,101,548.66 km

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Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/beavertail-clouds-of-sunset-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery In 2020, sunsets have taken on special meaning. There is a wave of unexpressed contemplation and internalized philosophy taking place. Nowhere is this more evident than at Beavertail Point on Conanicut Island.

As sunset approaches, we watch people start to congregate. One by one the cars drive in and park in quiet nearing reverence. They come to see something special, constant yet changing, and reassuring. They come to reflect. To share. To form a silent, if distanced, community.

The people sit and watch out their car windshields. Sunroofs open and heads pop out. People step out and eyes connect across a respectful space without words. They all know that something miraculous is happening.

This evening's sunset is set among the clouds of the day. The clouds give the sunset purchase, something to grab on to. The colors coalesce into oranges, yellows, and reds. This is one of the closing sunsets of 2020, and we need to share that there is something as steadfast as the setting sun... and that miracles still happen.

Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 1

BeavertailCloudsOfSunset1_20201228_850_2612Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 1The setting sun among the clouds over the lower west passage of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith seen from Beavertail Point. A crescendo of color, waves, and reflections.

Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 2

BeavertailCloudsOfSunset2_20201228_850_2613Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 2The setting sun among the clouds over the lower west passage of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith seen from Beavertail Point. A crescendo of color, waves, and reflections.

Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 3

BeavertailCloudsOfSunset3_20201228_850_2615Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 3The setting sun among the clouds over the lower west passage of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith seen from Beavertail Point. A crescendo of color, waves, and reflections.

Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 4

BeavertailCloudsOfSunset4_20201228_850_2618Beavertail Clouds Of Sunset 4The setting sun among the clouds over the lower west passage of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith seen from Beavertail Point. A crescendo of color, waves, and reflections.

The setting sun among the clouds over the lower west passage of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith seen from Beavertail Point. A crescendo of color, waves, and reflections.

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Patchy Fog Lifted From Offshore by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/patchy-fog-lifted-from-offshore-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Patchy fog is not the mariner's favorite type of weather condition. It is thick in some areas and not in others. It can shut down and then lift in an instant. It leaves the navigator on the bridge taking constant bearings. The bow watch is always looking and listening for something in case they see nothing.

Here we see patchy fog in a spectacular display from aboard a ship. We are about a nautical mile offshore. As we look east from Rhode Island Sound and can actually see well into Vineyard Sound. The fog has lifted and a break allows the sunlight to highlight a spot on the water. We enjoy the view as it will not last long.

Patchy Fog Lifted

PatchyFogLifted_20200926_850_3381Patchy Fog LiftedPatchy fog over Rhode Island viewing East. The fog lifts and allows a patch of sunlight through.

Patchy fog over Rhode Island viewing East. The fog lifts and allows a patch of sunlight through.

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Lobster Buoy On The Fence by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/lobster-buoy-on-the-fence-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The lobster buoy, the real thing as photographed, represents a livelihood. A family legacy. Hard work in an ancient, respectable profession. It has a license number. It is illegal for someone not holding a license to touch when employed for its intended purpose.

Where does that shape come from? A lobsterman would venture into the wood with their hatchet. They would find a small spruce tree and form the buoy. Later, lathes came to the fore to shape the buoy. Now, lobster buoys are made from formed styrofoam.

Lobster buoys colors are the choice of the license holder. Often states register these chosen color schemes.

Hanging a lobster buoy in this manner is no mere decoration. It is a declaration of an honorable life. We show it appropriate respect.

Lobster Buoy On The Fence

LobsterBuoyOnTheFence_20200725_850_2710Lobster Buoy On The FenceA single lobster buoy hanging on a fence in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A single lobster buoy hanging on a fence in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Segment Of Line by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/segment-of-line-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery "Line", not "rope". Ropes on a ship are rarely called "ropes" unless they are stays holding up masts. They call them "lines" on a ship lest they call you a "lubber". "Lines" follow names such as "halyards" for hoisting (as in "haul yard"). "Sheets" for adjusting. "Down hauls", "cunninghams" and "kickers" for trimming.

This heavy line shows wear as if it has spent time coming up through the hawsepipe (much like myself).

Segment Of Line

SegmentOfLine_20200927_850_5089Segment Of LineA close up of a heavy segment of line from the waterfront. At one time, from the wear, this was used for anchoring or towing.

A close up of a heavy segment of line from the waterfront. At one time, from the wear, this was used for anchoring or towing.

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K and M In Galilee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/k-and-m-in-galilee-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Here I approach a subject in opening a new section of the Made From RI Gallery portfolios. "Fishing Vessels". Fishing vessels represent both a type of vessel and a way of life. These are families who take a profession that feeds those of us ashore. It is a subject that deserves its own category.

In this particular series, patchy fog dominates the photographs. At this moment, the fog has lifted. The milky morning sunlight is glinting off the stern dragger's doors.

By the by, I often shoot vessels in series. It's a habit I developed at the age of ten with a ferry on Cape Cod (the first photos of mine displayed).

K and M In Galilee 1

KandMInGalilee1_20200926_850_3101K and M In Galilee 1A stern dragger arrives in the Port of Galilee. The morning shows patchy (seen over the opposite shore in Jerusalem). At this moment, the fog has partially lifted, the morning sun glinting on the doors of the vessel.

K and M In Galilee 2

KandMInGalilee2_20200926_850_3102K and M In Galilee 2A stern dragger arrives in the Port of Galilee. The morning shows patchy (seen over the opposite shore in Jerusalem). At this moment, the fog has partially lifted, the morning sun glinting on the doors of the vessel.

K and M In Galilee 3

KandMInGalilee3_20200926_850_3103K and M In Galilee 3A stern dragger arrives in the Port of Galilee. The morning shows patchy (seen over the opposite shore in Jerusalem). At this moment, the fog has partially lifted, the morning sun glinting on the doors of the vessel.

K and M In Galilee 4

KandMInGalilee4_20200926_850_3104K and M In Galilee 4A stern dragger arrives in the Port of Galilee. The morning shows patchy (seen over the opposite shore in Jerusalem). At this moment, the fog has partially lifted, the morning sun glinting on the doors of the vessel.

A stern dragger arrives in the Port of Galilee. The morning shows patchy (seen over the opposite shore in Jerusalem). At this moment, the fog has partially lifted, the morning sun glinting on the doors of the vessel.

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Pawtuxet Post by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/pawtuxet-post-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery In the village of Pawtuxet, a post with the remains of multiple bills announcing so many events. Parades. Events in the park. Yard sales. Birthdays. Announcements of all types. Continuing traditions that stretch back to the Sons of Liberty in the 1700s... the nailing of bills to a post in the village of Pawtuxet. 

Pawtuxet Post

PawtuxetPost_20200927_850_4988Pawtuxet PostThe remaining nails from multitudes of bills nailed to a post in the Warwick, Rhode Island village of Pawtuxet.

The remaining nails from multitudes of bills nailed to a post in the Warwick, Rhode Island village of Pawtuxet.

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Pastels Of Winter by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/pastels-of-winter-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery In New England, the light paints summer scenes in broad, bold brush strokes. Winter scenes find themselves blended and feathered in subtle pastels.

There are a variety of reasons for this pastel effect. A lower angle to the sun. Ice crystals in the air. Reasons for this are found in meteorology, physics, and chemistry. What is important at this point is to appreciate their fleeting beauty as the season changes.

Softest Winter Lake Light: Descending Sun

SoftestWinterLakeLight_DescendingSun_20201217_850_2026Softest Winter Lake Light: Descending SunWinter sunset light on display amidst snow and ice deposited by a receding storm on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Softest Winter Lake Light: Pastel

SoftestWinterLakeLight_Pastel_20201217_850_2028Softest Winter Lake Light: PastelWinter sunset light on display amidst snow and ice deposited by a receding storm on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Softest Winter Lake Light: Ice

SoftestWinterLakeLight_Ice_20201217_850_2059Softest Winter Lake Light: IceWinter sunset light on display amidst snow and ice deposited by a receding storm on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Winter sunset light on display amidst snow and ice deposited by a receding storm

...on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Storybook Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/storybook-snow-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The yarn starts with big snow in the night. As the sun sets and the storm retreats the following day, a pristine carpet of white surrounds the log cabin. The sky's color becomes soft and over the lake. The snow frames a story that harkens back to youth and you feel young and hopeful again. The story continues...

Storybook Snow

StorybookSnow_20201217_850_2046Storybook SnowA storybook scene of a log cabin on Indian Lake in snow. South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A storybook scene of a log cabin on Indian Lake in snow.

South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Lakeside Frozen Stillness by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/lakeside-frozen-stillness-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Temperatures drop at the end of a windy, snowy day. The water upon the lake that is splashing in frenetic movement stills as the ice forms.

Lake Icicles

LakeIcicles_20201217_850_2065Lake IciclesEnd-of-day icicles form on the edges of Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Lakeside Ice

LakesideIce_20201217_850_2073Lakeside IceEnd of day icicles forms on the edges of Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

End-of-day icicles form on the edges of Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Snowy Message by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/snowy-message-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery I love the time after a fresh unsullied snowfall. Time takes a moment to stand still as if frozen. The insulation of the snow on the ground makes everything around quiet and calm. Sometimes, we receive an empyrean message in the mail. "Take some time, take a breath of the fresh air, and enjoy a beautiful moment."

Snowy Message

SnowyMessage_20201216_850_2038Snow MessageSnow on a rural mailbox after a storm.

Snow on a rural mailbox after a storm.

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End Of Snow Day by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/end-of-snow-day-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Was it a snow day? Our boys had a school "asynchronous learning" on the day. Is that a snow day? They learned, they helped me to shovel out, we helped out a neighbor shovel, they made snowmen. They had a laughing, giggling snowball fight. It was a snow day.

At the end of the day, I walked down to Indian Lake from our home. In the receding wintry light, the storm was in retreat against the diminishing sun. The light softened against the clouds, laying a blanket of pale pastel on the snow-covered ground. Footsteps were growing crunchy in the cold. It was a snow day. How could there be any question?

End Of Snow Day

EndOfSnowDay_20201217_850_2014End Of Snow DayAt the end of a snow day on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Seat At End Of Snow Day
SeatAtEndOfSnowDay_20201217_850_2030Seat At End Of Snow DayAt the end of a snow day on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

At the end of a snow day on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Winter Pathway by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/winter-pathway-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” 

—Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911), minister, author, soldier
 

Winter Pathway

WinterPathway_20201217_850_2006Winter PathwayA neighborhood path made more beautiful and entrancing by the first real snow of winter. At Indian Lake Shores in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A neighborhood path made more beautiful and entrancing by the first real snow of winter. At Indian Lake Shores in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Usquepaug At The Falls by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/usquepaug-at-the-falls-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery There is pride in the many indigenous names preserved in Rhode Island. These are the names that preserve history and confound spell-checkers. In this case in the historic area of Usquepaug, we understand that the meaning was actually an indigenous name borrowed from the Scots-Gaelic word for "whiskey" (Uisge Baugh, meaning water of life or whiskey).

On this day the water runs freely over the falls. And it is lively. 

Falls At Glen Rock Reservoir

FallsAtGlenRockReservoir_20201215_850_1985Falls At Glen Rock ReservoirAs winter approaches, the falls at Glen Rock Reservoir feeds into the Usquepaug River after being filled during a recent rain.

Usquepaugh - The Falls

UsquepaughTheFalls_20201215_850_1990Usquepaugh - The FallsAs winter approaches, the falls at Glen Rock Reservoir feeds into the Usquepaug River after being filled during a recent rain.

As winter approaches, the falls at Glen Rock Reservoir feeds into the Usquepaug River after being filled during a recent rain.

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Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Light And Conclusion by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-light-and-conclusion-by-keith-r-wahl In this, we conclude our series of Narragansett Avant la Tempête... Narragansett Before The Storm. I do so on the day of another storm coming up the coast. And that is part of our conclusion. Inasmuch as Narragansett and its coast are famous for beautiful sunny days, it is equally known for its storms. The storms vary in intensity and danger, but they bring with them something to learn. And the possibility of learning something brings forth our fascination. 

When I started speaking of this series in Narragansett Avant la Tempête, I spoke of meeting someone who learned something new about the coastal area and its geology. There is so much to learn here. In these concluding photos, we play with Physics and Optics, Oceanography, Geology, and Meteorology. And in all of it, like the excited Geologist that I spoke of in the first post, there is marvel and wonder at the ever changing color and light. That is the real beauty in this place. 
 

Pre-StormLight - Garnets

PreStormLight_Garnets_2020_1204_850_1397Pre-StormLight - GarnetsThe light of the sun filtering through clouds is in the character of the Narragansett coastline. As beautiful in the sun as it is in the storm or the time leading up to the storm.

Pre-Storm Light - Highlights

PreStormLight_Highlights_2020_1204_850_1399Pre-Storm Light - HighlightsThe light of the sun filtering through clouds is in the character of the Narragansett coastline. As beautiful in the sun as it is in the storm or the time leading up to the storm.

Pre-Storm Light - Rays

PreStormLight_Rays_2020_1204_850_1411Pre-Storm Light - RaysThe light of the sun filtering through clouds is in the character of the Narragansett coastline. As beautiful in the sun as it is in the storm or the time leading up to the storm.

Pre-Storm Light - Colors Of Narragansett

PreStormLight_ColorsOfNarragansett_2020_1204_850_1474Pre-Storm Light - Colors Of NarragansettThe light of the sun filtering through clouds is in the character of the Narragansett coastline. As beautiful in the sun as it is in the storm or the time leading up to the storm.

The light of the sun filtering through clouds is in the character of the Narragansett coastline. As beautiful in the sun as it is in the storm or the time leading up to the storm.

See more views from Narragansett Avant la TempêteNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead of the StormNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Water ColorsNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Tidepool Reflections, and Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Scudding Clouds

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Penguin Joy by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-penguin-joy-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Why a penguin on the tree? On a Christmas tree? At the Holidays? What does a penguin have to with the Holidays? Penguins are South Pole denizens, not from the North Pole! 

So why? Because who doesn't love a penguin? Because penguins are cute and joyful, and we all need a little cuteness and joy. 

Penguin Joy

PenguinJoy_20201209_850_1793Penguin JoyA Penguin decorating a tree at the Holidays.

A Penguin decorating a tree at the Holidays.

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Decorated From The Heart by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-decorated-from-the-heart-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery As seen at night in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, this is the "Heart" or "Lamp Shaped" ornament.

One must wonder what was going through the original makers' minds as they first made this shape. Were they thinking of one holiday or two? Were they thinking of the time of the Chanukah story as well as Christmas?

In the Torah, the lamp symbolizes lighting the way of the righteous and the wise. It is symbolic of love and positive values.

Jesus in turn used the symbolism of lamps and light throughout the New Testament in parables. These parables reflected the values of the Torah. To this day, the Eastern Orthodox tradition uses the light of the lamp in its symbolism and ritual.

Whatever the thought of the maker, it is a beautiful shape to hand on the tree in the season. Knowing the traditional meaning adds spice to the beauty.

Decorated From The Heart

DecoratedFromTheHeart_20201209_850_1772Decorated From The HeartThis is the "heart" or "lamp" shaped ornament, modeled after the oil lamps of old. On display at night at the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

This is the "heart" or "lamp" shaped ornament, modeled after the oil lamps of old.

On display at night at the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Narragansett Holiday by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-holiday-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Personally, I love the Narragansett Towers. As a couple, Jen and I have many memories there. In a sense, we began our lives together at the Narragansett Towers (we had our wedding reception there).

At the Holiday or Christmas season, however, it is an era that we have to visit. There is always a spectacularly decorated tree. Then there is the sense of the Victorian and even Dickensian that the structure of the Towers denotes. If one has left this area and returned, the thought from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" comes forth, "Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it more by traveling."  

However, travel has not been on the docket for 2020. So we might recommend another thought from this seasonal tome of Dickens, "Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." And we should close with a thought from Tiny Tim, "God bless us every one!"

Narragansett Holiday

NarragansettHolidayNight_20201213_850_1949Narragansett HolidayThe tree on Memorial Square and The Towers at Narragansett lighted for the Holidays.

The tree on Memorial Square and The Towers at Narragansett lighted for the Holidays.

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Point Judith Light Shining by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/point-judith-light-shining-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery “To love beauty is to see light.” Victor Hugo  

Point Judith Light Shining

PointJudithLightShining_20201213_850_1930Point Judith Light Shining

As the day wanes and the sun sets, Point Judith Lighthouse comes to life and shines.

 

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Gold by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-gold-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Gold is the color of sun and light, which is warm and uplifting in the darker months of the year. Gold is also a representation of the gifts brought to the newborn Jesus as well as the color of the Star of Bethlehem that the wise men followed.

Gold

Gold_20201209_850_1809GoldThe color of gold on a Christmas ornament in the evening at the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island

The color of gold on a Christmas ornament in the evening at the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: What Is The Color Of Christmas? by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-what-is-the-color-of-christmas “What is the colour of Christmas?
Red?
The red of the toyshops on a dark winter’s afternoon,
Of Father Christmas and the robin’s breast?
Or green?
Green of holly and spruce and mistletoe in the house,
dark shadow of summer in leafless winter?
One might plainly add a romance of white,
fields of frost and snow;
thus white, green, red- reducing the event to the level of a Chianti bottle.
But many will say that the significant colour is gold,
gold of fire and treasure, of light in the winter dark; and this gets closer,
For the true colour of Christmas is Black.
Black of winter, black of night, black of frost and of the east wind,
black of dangerous shadows beyond the firelight.
~ by William Sansom in "A Book of Christmas", 1968

The Color Of Christmas
ColorOfChristmas_20201209_850_1812The Color Of ChristmasIf red be the color of Christmas, it is displayed in splendor on this tree on the village gree in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

If red be the color of Christmas, it is displayed in splendor on this tree on the village gree in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

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Moon Gull by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/moon-gull-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Sea-Birds: A poem by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

O lonesome sea-gull, floating far
Over the ocean's icy waste,
Aimless and wide thy wanderings are,
Forever vainly seeking rest:—
Where is thy mate, and where thy nest?

'Twixt wintry sea and wintry sky,
Cleaving the keen air with thy breast,
Thou sailest slowly, solemnly;
No fetter on thy wing is pressed:—
Where is thy mate, and where thy nest?

O restless, homeless human soul,
Following for aye thy nameless quest,
The gulls float, and the billows roll;
Thou watchest still, and questionest:—
Where is thy mate, and where thy nest?

Moon Gull

MoonGull_20201210_850_1890Moon GullAn early morning gull flies by the moon in over the West Passage of Narragansett Bay in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

An early morning gull flies by the moon in over the West Passage of Narragansett Bay in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Thank You, Janet, by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-thank-you-janet-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery My oldest son was with me as we were taking photos of these trees. He walked over to a sign about reading with a Holiday themed story and said, "Dad, look!" with an emotional voice.

The sign indicated, "Janet Gould". Janet and Walt were our neighbors and have since passed. Janet was also the only "grandmother" type that our boys ever knew... and she loved our boys. There was not a single time we appeared where she did not make a bee-line to visit and hug them. Our own moms had passed on before their birth.

The Holiday season is all about family, related, and those who adopted us. Thanks for the visit, Janet.

Thank You, Janet

ThankYouJanet_20201209_850_1785Thank You JanetAmong these trees is a story and dedication to Janet Gould. Thank you, Janet. On the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

Among these trees is a story and dedication to Janet Gould. Thank you, Janet. On the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

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Night At The Guild Bridge by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/night-at-the-guild-bridge-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery There is a bridge crossing a small section of the Saugatucket River between the Neighborhood Guild and the Village Green in the village of Peace Dale in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. This is an area that ties together the one-time mills that produced the Guild for the families working the mills. Historically, all of these ties to the Hazard family who ran the mills. Here, we see this area at night as the river flows. 

Night At The Guild Bridge

NightAtTheGuildBridge_20201209_850_1830Night At The Guild BridgeA night view of the bridge between the village green and neighborhood guild in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

A night view of the bridge between the village green and neighborhood guild in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Do You Hear What I Hear? by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-do-you-hear-what-i-hear-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Drizzle On A Bell

DrizzleOnABell_20201209_850_1780Drizzle On A BellProving that this is outside on the green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, there is a drizzle falling and resting on a tree's bell decoration.

Proving that this is outside on the green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, there is a drizzle falling and resting on a tree's bell decoration.

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Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Scudding Clouds by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-scudding-clouds-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery When I was a young adult... who am I kidding? When I was a teenager, I had a Beetle Cat sailboat. I bought it in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts when I was fourteen. I earned the money quahogging.

I spent that summer refurbishing the clear cedar-planked, oak framed, fir sparred boat. When I put the boat in the water and sailed it for the first time, it was marvelous running before the wind. I named it "Scud". For the next four years, it was the only Beetle Cat in Warwick Cove.

Why "Scud"? One might ask. Mind you, this was long before the Persian Gulf situation, so the missile was not even a glimmer of a thought.

"Scud" or "Scudding" or "Scudding Clouds" are the vapory clouds we see ahead of a storm as we see in these photos. These are the fast clouds driven in a straight line ahead of the storm. Ahead of the wind. Running before the wind. They are spectacular and hypnotic in their speed. As was my Beetle Cat running afore the wind.

Pre-Storm Blue Sky: Lone Tree

PreStormBlueSky_LoneTree_2020_1204_850_1725Pre-Storm Blue Sky: Lone TreeScudding clouds on the north side of a front as a storm moves in upon Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Pre-Storm Blue Sky: North Shore View

PreStormBlueSky_NorthShoreView_2020_1204_850_1739Pre-Storm Blue Sky: North Shore ViewScudding clouds on the north side of a front as a storm moves in upon Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Scudding clouds on the north side of a front as a storm moves in upon Narragansett, Rhode Island.

See more views from Narragansett Avant la TempêteNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead of the StormNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Water Colors, and Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Tidepool Reflections.

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Comfort And Joy In 2020: Hope by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/comfort-and-joy-in-2020-hope-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery The anchor, the symbol of Hope. A handmade ornament on display on the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The anchor, the symbol of Hope.
 

Anchor of Hope

AnchorOfHope_20201209_850_1817Anchor Of HopeThe anchor, the symbol of Hope. A handmade ornament on display on the village green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The anchor, the symbol of Hope.

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Legend Of The Sand Dollar

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A Sand Dollar in the Village Green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

The Sand Dollar Legend:


On the top of the shell is a symbol that looks like a star, a reminder of the Star of Bethlehem that led wise men to the Christ Child. Around the star is an outline of an Easter lily, a reminder of the Lord’s resurrection.


There are five holes in a sand dollar – four around the ends of the star and one in the center. According to the religious legend, the four holes represent the four wounds of Christ when his hands and feet were nailed to the cross. The center hole represents the wound made from a soldier’s spear.


When you turn over the sand dollar, you see the outline of a poinsettia, the Christmas flower. And if you break open a sand dollar, five dove-shaped pieces emerge. Doves are often used in art and literature as a symbol of peace and goodwill.

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Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Tidepool Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-tidepool-reflections Walking among the rocks in the Hazard Rock area of Narragansett, the tidepools give a reflection of the interesting pre-storm light above. This is where one cannot become too enamored with the reflections because those black spots are slick with algae and slime; one might find themselves in an unfortunate position. 

Rocks And Light: Reflection Tidepool Reflection

RocksAndLight_ReflectionTidePool_2020_1204_850_1700Rocks And Light: Reflection Tidepool ReflectionRocks laced with granite and pre-storm light upon tidepools in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Rocks And Light: Reflection Below

RocksAndLight_ReflectionBelow_2020_1204_850_1390Rocks And Light: Reflection BelowRocks laced with granite and pre-storm light upon tidepools in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Rocks laced with granite and pre-storm light upon tidepools in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

 

See more views from Narragansett Avant la TempêteNarragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead of the Storm, and Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Water Colors.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Seascapes/Shoreline" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 

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(Made From RI Gallery) clouds coastline hazard rock Keith R Wahl landscape light Made From RI Gallery narragansett Nature Photography rhode island rhode island sound seascape shoreline tidepool water weather https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-tidepool-reflections Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:17:18 GMT
Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Water Colors by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-water-colors-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Before a storm comes ashore, the water changes. The metamorphosis is subtle but there nonetheless. The sunlight changes, so the color of the water changes. Adding to the color is the highlighted algae that are often beaten up and moved nearer to the surface.

Most of all, in a slow but inexorable fashion, the current of the water changes. The pushing of the swells becomes greater, little by little. The speed of the swells increases. We see one wave smashing into the rocks even as the remnants of another sloughs off. The undertow becomes greater, yielding hollowed out eddies around the rocks.

The tempest is coming. It is dangerous (especially among these rocks). It is also awe-inspiring, hypnotic in its fascination, and beautiful.

Colors Of Waves Pre-Storm

ColorsOfWavesPreStorm_2020_1204_850_1563Colors Of Waves Pre-StormThe color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Colors Of Water Pre-Storm

ColorsOfWaterPreStorm_2020_1204_850_1527Colors Of Water Pre-StormThe color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

See more views from Narragansett Avant la Tempête and Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead of the Storm.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Seascapes/Shoreline" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 

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(Made From RI Gallery) coastline hazard rock Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett Nature Photography rhode island rocks seascape shoreline waves weather https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-water-colors-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Mon, 07 Dec 2020 21:53:24 GMT
Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead Of The Front by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-ahead-of-the-front-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Being on the edge, the front, of an incoming storm is awe-inspiring. The most amazing action is to turn around. It is a completely different world. The sky is stark blue, dotted with clouds. The sun shines bright. The water shows friendly blues and greens.

The water rushes into crags and inlets with gentle swells as they build to a crescendo. Tide pools glitter in reflection. The water is clear, and about to become dark. You know that you are standing in a special place and time.

Pre Storm Blue Sky: Eastward

PreStormBlueSky_Eastward_2020_1204_850_1452Pre Storm Blue Sky: EastwardOpposite from an incoming storm front, the sky remains blue and the waters show friendly and clear. Viewing to the north and east into Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The water of swells rushes into a small craggy inlet.

Pre Storm Blue Sky: Northeast

PreStormBlueSky_Northeast_2020_1204_850_1692Pre Storm Blue Sky: NortheastOpposite from an incoming storm front, the sky remains blue and the waters show friendly and clear. Viewing to the north and east into Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The tide pool seemingly points to the mouth of the bay.

Pre Storm Blue Sky: Mouth Of The Bay

PreStormBlueSky_MouthOfTheBay_2020_1204_850_1392Pre Storm Blue Sky: Mouth Of The BayOpposite from an incoming storm front, the sky remains blue and the waters show friendly and clear. Viewing to the north and east into Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Opposite from an incoming storm front, the sky remains blue and the waters show friendly and clear. Viewing to the north and east into Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

 

See more views from Narragansett Avant la Tempête here: https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Seascapes/Shoreline" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 

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(Made From RI Gallery) coastal hazard rock Keith R Wahl landscape Made From RI Gallery narragansett narragansett bay Nature Photography reflection rhode island rhode island sound rocks seascape shoreline sky water weather https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-ahead-of-the-front-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Sun, 06 Dec 2020 13:51:40 GMT
Narragansett Avant la Tempête by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2020/12/narragansett-avant-la-temp-te-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Arriving at Hazard Avenue in Narragansett, there was one car present. I prepared my gear and stepped down along the rocks.

Greeting me with a pleasant, "Hi there!", the other gentleman looked and smiled. His eyes changed and smile lines appeared. He is a geologist I learned, he expressed excitement with a find. He had found veins of garnet as he pointed with glee.

We exchanged some information. He informed me of the colors in the rock. I imparted local knowledge and line of sight navigation to enhance his GPS notes.

Then I started photographing the unique conditions before an incoming storm. The light reflected the unique color in the rocks that my new acquaintance described. The hue of the waves coming from the skies. The crepuscular rays showed down through the clouds. A pleasant dramatic photographic view.

Rocks And Light Perspective: Cracks

RocksAndLight_Perspective_Cracks_2020_1204_850_1581Rocks And Light Perspective: CracksIn the area of Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. As a December, storm comes up the coast, the clouded light plays offshore and on the rocks locally.

Rocks And Light Perspective: Sun Dog

RocksAndLight_Perspective_SunDog_2020_1204_850_1514Rocks And Light Perspective: Sun DogIn the area of Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. As a December, storm comes up the coast, the clouded light plays offshore and on the rocks locally.

Rocks And Light Perspective: Pointing Southeast

RocksAndLight_Perspective_PointingSoutheast_2020_1204_850_1678Rocks And Light Perspective: Pointing SoutheastIn the area of Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. As a December, storm comes up the coast, the clouded light plays offshore and on the rocks locally.

In the area of Hazard Rock in Narragansett, Rhode Island. As a December, storm comes up the coast, the clouded light plays offshore and on the rocks locally.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Seascapes/Shoreline" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 

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