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Inflatable Ready To Go_20210628_850_5812Inflatable Ready To GoAn inflatable tender ready and waiting in the early morning

There is something about an inflatable boat that legitimizes the term "maritime adventure". It may be that we all saw Jacques Cousteau using this type of vessel for years in books and on television.

There is something to the thought of adventure, exploration, and the inflatable tender. They are a new type of thoroughbred. They always look as if they are ready to go, even in the paddock. They are our chariots to expanding our world. In this case, they lead to adventures on Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island Sound, and beyond.

Painting The Dinghy Dock

Painting The Dinghy Dock_20210628_850_5773Painting The Dinghy DockEarly morning light paints the dinghy dock at Point Judith Pond

Thoroughbred Tender

Thoroughbred Tender_20210628_850_5826Thoroughbred TenderLike a thoroughbred in the paddock, this inflatable tender is ready to go early in the day

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Classic Mixed With Modern by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/classic-mixed-with-modern Classic Mixed With Modern

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Classic Mixed With Modern_20210712_850_7743Classic Mixed With ModernClassic and modern lines mix at the docks in Apponaug Cove

My background consists of a lifetime on the water and an engineer's education. Those two are not opposed. As a matter of fact, they have often complemented one another.

Walking among the boats in Apponaug, one sees where maritime and engineering collide. There is a bevy of designs made manifest. There are the classics with graceful lines. There are sharp-featured purpose-built modern boats. There are burly working boats. There are boats built for leisure.

This is where culture meets science and design. It is all elegant and in its own way, serene.

Every Slip Used

Every Slip Used_20210712_850_7701Every Slip UsedMarina view under cloudy summer skies in Apponaug Cove.

Summer Clouds Over Apponaug Cove

Summer Clouds Over Apponaug Cove_20210712_850_7687Summer Clouds Over Apponaug CoveSummer clouds over Apponaug ove

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Quiet Marina Morning by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/quiet-marina-morning Quiet Marina Morning

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Quiet Marina Morning_20210628_850_5821Quiet Marina MorningA quiet, peaceful morning at the marina on Point Judith Pond

There is nothing like the early morning at a marina. The dew starts rising as mist in the kiss of the morning sunshine. The illumination of the boats achieves a unique glow. This is the quiet, contemplative moment before the maritime adventures begin.

Classic Boats And Marine Scene

Classic Boats And Marine Scene_20210628_850_5811Classic Boats And Marine SceneA variety of textures, shadow, light, and curves among two classic dories at the docks early in the day

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Lakeside Peace At Sunset by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/lakeside-peace-at-sunset

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” ~William Wordsworth

Lakeside Peace At Sunset

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Lakeside Peace At Sunset_20210711_850_7588Lakeside Peace At SunsetAs the summer sun makes its descent, peace falls on the lake

A summer evening at the lake melts into sunshine and clouds. The bright light dissolves into reflections and silhouettes. And as the light recesses in the distant clouds, the entire body relaxes.

Illuminated Clouds At Sunset

Illuminated Clouds At Sunset_20210711_850_7597Illuminated Clouds At SunsetClouds are moving in and are illuminated in the summer sunset at Indian Lake

The Colors Of Summer In A Lake Sunset

The Colors Of Summer In A Lake Sunset_20210711_850_7591The Colors Of Summer In A Lake SunsetAbundant colors arrive as the summer sun sets on Indian Lake

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Peace Dale Duck by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/peace-dale-duck Peace Dale Duck

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Peace Dale Duck_20220722_850_8143Peace Dale DuckA duck padding in the steam by the Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale, Rhode Island

When I see a duck, I cannot help myself. I must go see it.

Picking our children up from Summer Strings in Peace Dale, there is a stream with a little bridge on the green. The stream was once a feeder to a mill across the street. But now, by the stone guild, ducks swim and find sustenance.

The ducks swim in the moving stream. They quack in soft voices in the diminishing late daylight. I snap a few shots and then give them their privacy to retire to their hidden nest.

Floating Peace Dale Duck

Floating Peace Dale Duck_20210722_850_8148Floating Peace Dale DuckA duck padding in the steam by the Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale, Rhode Island

Paddling Peace Dale Duck

Paddling Peace Dale Duck_20210722_850_8146Paddling Peace Dale DuckA duck padding in the steam by the Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale, Rhode Island

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Take A Bow In Wickford Cove by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/take-a-bow Evening Bow View In Wickford Cove

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Evening Bow View In Wickford Cove_20210720_850_8039Evening Bow View In Wickford CoveTied up bow view on a summer evening in Wickford Cove

In Southern New England, the term "Bass Boat" takes on a different meaning. In much of the country, they are low, squat, and have big outboard engines. In Southern New England, they are classics chasing down "Stripers", Striped Bass. These are sea boats. The Striped Bass is also the Rhode Island State Fish, so the meaning goes even deeper here.

The classic bass boats of the past have been the "Crosby Striper". and the MacKenzie Cuttyhunk". Stur-dee Boat made their share. They all started off as lapstrake built wooden boats, but some evolved to fiberglass. Boats like the "Hawkline" (actually produced by Corson in Maine) came to the fore over the years.

"Bass Boats" have a few things in common. They have exquisite lines. They look good sitting at the dock. On the water, they run like a scared rabbit. And, they are great handling boats made for sport fishing.

So on an evening in Wickford Cove, we found an excellent homage to this type of craft. Beautiful lines, sleek, and a bit of varnished brightwork doffing a hat to the wooden boat past. Now, where are the fish?

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It's Time To Head Home by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/its-time-to-head-home It's Time To Head Home

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It's Time To Head Home_20210722_850_8145It's Time To Head HomeA summer night in town as the sun recedes and the lights come on

It's a summer night and the sun is starting to go down. The lights are starting to come on in Peace Dale. The day of play is over and it is time to go home. Say goodbye to your friends. You'll see them tomorrow. Get running along before Mom calls!

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Chapel In the Pines by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/chapel-in-the-pines Chapel In the Pines

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Chapel In the Pines_20210616_850_4941Chapel In the PinesChapel In The Pines at the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park in North Kingstown, RI

Minister friends have told me that church architecture has meaning. Architects have verified this as well. If this is the case, which it appears to be, then the Chapel In The Pines is fraught with meaning.

Built by Seabees in the early 1960s of a slab concrete roof. The building is at the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The Chapel In The Pines is one of the most unusual buildings in the world.

In the early morning, the light streams through this structure. The stained-glass illuminated, one does indeed find meaning.

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Be Aware Of Drunken Beach Rabbits by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/harvesting-bunny Harvesting Bunny

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Harvesting Bunny_20210722_850_8117Harvesting BunnyA bunny harvesting rose hips at Scarborough State Beach

A couple of years ago, my son and I took an evening beach walk together. As we were leaving, we happened across some rabbits at play. They were running around, falling over, and stumbling. It was the oddest rabbit behavior that I had ever seen.

We observed these rabbits for a little while. They were running over to the beach rose bushes and eating the rose hips. They were gravitating to the very ripe rose hips in particular.

The rose hips were the realization of what was happening to these rabbits. I took a hip in my hand, broke it open, and smelled it. A distinct tang came forth Sitting in the sun all day, the ripe rose hips had fermented. These rabbits were drunk.

So if you see rabbits by the beach acting in an odd manner in the midst of summer, observe what they are eating. If they are in the rose hips, tell them that it is time to go home. They are drunk.

Indulgent Bunny

Indulgent Bunny_20210722_850_8119Indulgent BunnyA bunny harvesting rose hips at Scarborough State Beach

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Early Evening At Chair 5 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/early-evening-at-chair-5 Early Evening At Chair 5

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Early Evening At Chair 5_20210722_850_8064Early Evening At Chair 5After the crowd leaves at Scarborough State Beach. The waves come it, the clouds appear, and the gulls take a walk

The evening is when the locals come out. The crowds have left and the summer evening allows the locals to stop by. We take a quick walk going to or returning from dinner. We stop by while running errands. 

The beach is on the way, so we stop off to take in the salt air and the colors of evening. We need to hear the sound of the waves rolling in. We desire to have a moment of feeling the sand between our toes. With our minds rested, we go home to dream in the colors and sounds of the beach.

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Moon And Wildfire Smoke by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/moon-and-wildfire-smoke Moon And Wildfire Smoke of June 20, 2021

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Moon And Wildfire SmokeMoon And Wildfire SmokeJuly 20, 2021, with wildfire smoke in the air catching the nautical twilight Phase: Waxing Gibbous Illumination: 83% Moon Age: 10.74 days Moon Angle: 0.55 Moon Distance: 363,549.68 km Sun Angle: 0.52 Sun Distance: 152,006,872.74 km

Photography is an art form that oftentimes converges and commingles with documentation. Documentation is something that we do for both mundane and unusual events.

On the evening of July 20, 2021, a mundane event, the rising of the Moon, crossed with the unusual. The unusual event was Canadian wildfire smoke sweeping down into New England. At Nautical Twilight, the rays of the setting sun illuminated the atmospheric smoke. The result was the atmosphere acting as a giant filter over the waxing gibbous Moon, giving a red effect.

July 20, 2021, with wildfire smoke in the air catching the nautical twilight
Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 83%
Moon Age: 10.74 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,549.68 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,006,872.74 km

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Figure Eight, Half Hitch, And Flemished by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/figure-eight-half-hitch-and-flemished Figure Eight, Half Hitch, And Flemished

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Figure Eight, Half Hitch, And Flemished_20210720_850_7908Figure Eight, Half Hitch, And Flemished Tied off at a floating dock with a figure eight, half hitch, and flemished.

Line handling is an active part of being aboard a boat. It is an art form necessary to create a stable marine environment. That means that a tied-up vessel stays put. There are dynamics, which is why we have spring lines (acting as their name implies), but staying tied up is the main idea.

For those of us who have practiced line handling, there is pride in this functional nautical art. We see it displayed here. The person tying off this three-strand bowline has taken a couple of figure-eight wraps around the cleat. They then flemished (coiled) the excess line. This secures the boat and makes certain that nobody trips over the line. And when needed, we know that the line will be free and ready for running.

All in all, a bit of work that is shipshape and Bristol fashion.

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Classic Tenders At Rest by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/classic-tenders-at-rest Classic Tender

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Classic Tender_20210628_850_5815Classic TenderA tender or dinghy with classic lines sits on the dock in morning light at Point Judith Pond

The term "dinghy" means a small boat or tender for a "yacht". And there we have broached two maritime words from two languages.

The term "yacht" derives from the Dutch word 'jachten" which means "hunt". The concept comes from fast sailing Dutch naval vessels once used to hunt pirates. At some point, the concept of taking such vessels and racing them seemed like fun and a sport was born.

Now, "dinghy" has a different origin. It first appears in English in the early nineteenth century. The word itself comes from the Bengali, Urdu, and Hindi languages. The original meaning was that of a rowboat or small sailing vessel. These small vessels would carry passengers or lighter cargo from larger ships. This term seemed perfect for the other smaller boats used by ships and yachts as tenders.

So in this morning light, we see dinghies of classic lines waiting tenderly in the morning light. Soon, their owners will show up to lighter themselves to hunt down their yachts for a day's sail.

Morning Sun Brushes The Dinghy Dock

Morning Sun Brushes The Dinghy Dock_20210628_850_5777Morning Sun Brushes The Dinghy DockEarly morning light filtered through light fog brushes over the dinghy docks on Point Judith Pond

Dinghy At Rest In The Morning

Dinghy At Rest In The Morning_20210628_850_5807Dinghy At Rest In The MorningA dinghy rests on the dock in the morning light

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Boatyard Morning by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/boatyard-morning Boatyard Morning At The Waterline

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Boatyard Morning At The Waterline_20210628_850_5740Boatyard Morning At The WaterlineAn early summer morning in the boatyard. As the sun rises, quiet before activity occurs.

On a hazy early Monday summer morning, a workboat rests. It is the only rest that the little craft will see this week. Soon, it will be buzzing about to move boats, repair docks, and tend to the myriad of boatyard tasks of the day.

These little work skiffs ask for no appreciation, but their silence calls for respect. Crafted for care with gunwale cushions, they have the trust of finely appointed yachts. Rugged and capable, their brawn hauls marine equipment with ease.

Like the people that operate them, these boats are almost invisible. The problems of the boatyard are solved before they happen. The right people with the right equipment often work this way. They are rarely seen because they are good at their jobs. We should appreciate and praise them all the more.

Morning Sunlight And A Workboat

Morning Sunlight And A Workboat_20210628_850_5737Morning Sunlight And A WorkboatMorning Sunlight And A Workboat

Hazy Boatyard Morning

Hazy Boatyard Morning_20210628_850_5828Hazy Boatyard MorningThe sun peeks around hazy corners in a morning boatyard view on Point Judith Pond

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Lotus At Sunset - Where East Meets West by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/lotus-at-sunset Lotus At Sunset

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Lotus At SunsetLotus At SunsetA Lotus illuminated by the late afternoon sun in the village of Hamilton, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

When the setting sunlight in the west finds flowers to the east. When the flower of the eastern world finds itself in the western world. This is a cultural, botanical, and physical meeting of worlds. And it all is happening in the village of Hamilton, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Lotus In Light Of The Setting Sun

Lotus In Light Of The Setting SunLotus In Light Of The Setting SunA Lotus illuminated by the late afternoon sun in the village of Hamilton, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Boats And Subtle Highlights by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/boats-and-subtle-highlights Transom Highlights

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There is a reason why boats and the shore are the subjects of metaphor throughout the arts. Boats are full of subtlety of light, curve, and texture.

In this case, we are looking at the boats of the URI Sailing Program at dawn on Point Judith Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. We are looking to the west as the sun rises in the east. Every curve of the vessels catches the light and casts a shadow. The deck canvas shows every slight fold. And the repetition is a natural representation of sequences and series.

And there is peace of scene early in the morning. This is the time to examine boats at rest, before the activity of the day. This is a lesson I learned as a marine surveyor and when I learned to appreciate boats for their shape and form.

Boats early in the day are the art that surrounds us.

Subtle Morning Light On Racing Sailboats

Subtle Morning Light On Racing Sailboats_20210628_850_5729Subtle Morning Light On Racing SailboatsThe early morning sun is peeking over the horizon and casting a subtle light over racing sailboats on Point Judith Pond

Light Playing On Canvas

Light Playing On Canvas_20210628_850_5734Light Playing On CanvasEarly morning light plays on the canvas cockpit covers of racing sailboats.

Illuminated And Reflected At Rest

Illuminated And Reflected At Rest_20210628_850_5731Illuminated And Reflected At RestEarly morning sunlight illuminates and reflects among the resting racing sailboats on Point Judith Pond

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Tumblehome Transom Lobster Yacht by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/tumblehome-transom-lobster-yacht Tumblehome Transom Lobster Yacht

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Tumblehome Transom  Lobster Yacht_20210712_850_7699Tumblehome Transom Lobster YachtA classic set of lines sets the tone under summer clouds in Apponaug Cove

A "Lobster Yacht" is a reference to a boat based on the design lines of a traditional lobster boat. In some cases, these boats are old lobster boats, but they are more than likely built for this purpose. There is also a "Picnic Boat" reference. Either way, we are talking about a pleasure boat with a working heritage.

If one finds a lobster yacht that is wood, then we have found a classic. If we find a lobster yacht in wood with a tumblehome transom, then we have found functional art. And such is the case in Apponaug Cove in Warwick, Rhode Island. Art.

Classic Lines At The Dock

Classic Lines At The Dock_20210712_850_7695Classic Lines At The DockA classic set of lines sets the tone under summer clouds in Apponaug Cove

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Morning Marina Perch by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/morning-marina-perch Morning Marina Perch

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Morning Marina Perch_20210628_850_5767Morning Marina PerchEarly morning serenity while perched atop the marina porch looking at the morning scene on Point Judith Pond

One piece of advice I have given to junior shipboard officers over the years is to never miss a sunrise or a sunset. It's a time to appreciate where you are. It's a moment to gather your thoughts. It is generally a quiet time with few others around.

I convey the same advice to people attending boatyards and those who have boats in marinas. Don't forget the sunrises and sunsets before and after the maritime adventure. Those are the best times to bookmark your days. 

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Clouds In The Lake by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/clouds-in-the-lake Clouds In The Lake

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Clouds In The Lake_20210711_850_7586Clouds In The LakeEvening summer reflections on Indian Lake, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Someone (of an unknown attribution) once said, "On a quiet night at the lake, you can almost hear the fish laughing." It may be that they were speaking about fishing ability. There is a truth in this though.

On summer evenings, the lake is quiet. Peaceful. A place to walk to. A place to think and contemplate. The surface itself is reflective, provoking thought.

And as tiny bugs dance on the mirrorlike surface, you can hear a fish's muted giggling.

Evening Clouds In Reflection

Evening Clouds In Reflection_20210711_850_7584Evening Clouds In ReflectionEvening summer reflections on Indian Lake, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Evening Reflections On The Lake

Evening Reflections On The Lake_20210711_850_7582Evening Reflections On The LakeEvening summer reflections on Indian Lake, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Bridge On The Trail by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/bridge-on-the-trail

"Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow."

~ Henry David Thoreau

Bridge On The Trail

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Bridge On The Trail_20210710_850_7503Bridge On The TrailA wooden foot bridge on a trail shared for hiking and disc golf in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Hiking is always an awesome experience. In this case, we were also intersecting with a well-known South Kingstown, RI Disc Golf Course which made us look twice.

The bridge on this trail is unique, and its crossing causes you to consider metaphors of change. Shortly after crossing, one encounters a hill of deceptive incline. You know that a transition has occurred.

A Bridge To Cross

A Bridge To Cross_20210710_850_7501A Bridge To CrossA bridge on a trail shared for hiking and disc golf in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Backed In At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/backed-in-at-the-pier Backed In At The Pier

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Backed In At The Pier_20210613_850_4679Backed In At The PierF/V Prudence backed in at the pier in the Port of Galilee, Narragansett, Rhode Island

The allure of a fishing boat backed in at a pier is elusive in explanation. The fact is that this is when the stern of the vessel is in its safest position.

When a fishing boat such as this is at work, at sea, the danger of the stern is immense. Catching feet in a net is always in mind. The thought that a wave coming over the bow, sweeping one over the stern is a fear.

And, of course, when we see a vessel backed in, we know that the bow points outward. And that position of the bow means that it will be leaving again.

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Osprey Wheeling In Flight by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/wheeling-flight Wheeling Flight First Turn

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Wheeling Flight First Turn_20210628_850_5796Wheeling Flight First TurnA male Osprey wheeling overhead in the early morning summer sunlight at Point Judith Pond

I always find a certain delight in finding an Osprey in flight. We did not have Osprey around in the Rhode Island area when I was young. At least they were not as prominent as they are in 2021.

Somewhere in the latter 1980s, I was eating with some friends at a clam shack and they pointed out a platform. It was set up for Ospreys, they said. It was news, a point of conversation at the time.

Today, we don't have to converse about the Osprey. We can see the platforms all around the shore. And even my children have learned their call. This is a change for the better.

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Elsa's Flowers by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/elsas-flowers Elsa's Rain Results

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Elsa's Rain Results_20210709_850_7472Elsa's Rain ResultsThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Storm Elsa made a summer visit today. The tropical air caused the Hosta flowers to open. And then the rains fell and accumulated on the bell openings, nourishing them. When the storm clears, we are certain that the bees will come to visit for their harvest of pollen.
 

Elsa's Opening Flower

Elsa's Opening Flower_20210709_850_7473Elsa's Opening FlowerThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Elsa's Bell Shape

Elsa's Bell Shape_20210709_850_7470Elsa's Bell ShapeThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Elsa's Buds

Elsa's Buds_20210709_850_7463Elsa's BudsThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Drops Of Elsa

Drops Of Elsa_20210709_850_7465Drops Of ElsaThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Elsa's Rain

Elsa's Rain_20210709_850_7466Elsa's RainThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

Elsa's Trio

Elsa's Trio_20210709_850_7461Elsa's TrioThe remains of storm Elsa as Hosta flowers open

 

 

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Hosta Avant la Floraison by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/hosta-avant-la-floraison Hosta Avant la Floraison

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Hosta Avant la Floraison_20210629_850_5890Hosta Avant la FloraisonHosta flowers preparing to bloom

Hosta is an unusual plant. It can be "trained" in that we can set a border and it will not grow beyond it. It is an herbaceous perennial of the asparagus family (Asparagaveae). The native origin point of the plant is eastern Asia, but we know that Hosta grows almost anywhere.
 

Hosta Voor de Bloei

Hosta Voor de Bloei_20210629_850_5892Hosta Voor de BloeiHosta before the flowers bloom

Hosta Before Bloom

Hosta Before Bloom_20210629_850_5893Hosta Before BloomHosta flowers preparing to bloom

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Meeting The Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/meeting-the-rocks Meeting The Rocks

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Meeting The Rocks_20210620_850_5308Meeting The RocksWaves breaking against rocks at Point Judith

One of the most deceptive things about the waters off of Point Judith is the power of the swells. A few yards from the rocks, these waves (swells) seem gentle. When that kinetic energy disperses on the rocks, there is a display of immense power.

Breaking On The Rocks

Breaking On The Rocks_20210620_850_5309Breaking On The RocksWaves breaking against rocks at Point Judith

Splashing On The Rocks

Splashing On The Rocks_20210620_850_5310Splashing On The RocksWaves breaking against rocks at Point Judith

Spectacular Splashing

Spectacular Splashing_20210620_850_5311Spectacular SplashingWaves breaking against rocks at Point Judith

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From Kayak To Bridge by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/from-kayak-to-bridge From Kayak To Bridge

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From Kayak To Bridge_20210704_850_6779From Kayak To BridgeA kayak on the beach under clouds at the Jamestown, Rhode Island waterfront looking out over moored boats and the Newport Bridge

It's one of those summer days where the cloud-covered ceiling drops and the bay flattens out. Everything in this scene seems to point from Jamestown to Newport. The kayak and the clouds are pointing in that direction. Waiting for a clearing before paddling might be wise.

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What's Left Behind by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/whats-left-behind What's Left Behind

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What's Left Behind57_20210705_850_7092What's Left BehindGarbage Left Behind at Black Point, Narragansett, RI by Keith R Wahl

When I go to the shore, I frequently walk out with someone else's trash. I am often mystified because this has to be lighter going out than it was full going in. This is what was found at Black Point, Narragansett, RI a jewel of a spot, on July 5, 2021. 

So, I am making this photo free. Just click it and download it. It is optimized for a 5"X7" print Use it to ask others to please clean up after themselves. It takes no more effort than it did hauling out to the location. And it allows us all to share the shore with respect for one another. All I ask is that you credit me for the photo. Please use it well. 

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Painted Sunrise At The Pond by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/painted-sunrise-at-the-pond Painted Sunrise At The Pond

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Painted Sunrise At The Pond_20210628_850_5722Painted Sunrise At The PondEarly in the morning at the marinas at the head of Point Judith Pond (aka Stone Water Fence Cove)

As a youngster, a frequent vacation getaway was to take our boat to Ram Point Marina to stay for a few days. We would venture out of Warwick Cove and down the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. The swells would increase as we entered Rhode Island Sound and then bear to the west as we cleared Point Judith. Then into the eastern side of the Harbor of Refuge and north through the Port of Galilee and Point Judith Pond. Ram Point was the base of operations for the next few days.

This was convenient for us because the marina has facilities. Our boat was not huge and was workboat styled, so the availability of basic amenities was a necessity. Over the next days, there were trips to Block Island and around Point Judith Pond. When your father is a marine surveyor in that community, one cannot go somewhere on the water without visiting clientele (even on ferries, marinas, and fishing boats). 

But of all the memories of that time, beyond the day trips we took, I remember the summer mornings. I enjoyed getting up early and watching the sunrise in exactly this view. The boats have changed, a few houses have popped up, but the view is still as stunning. And knowing that I am alone when taking photos, most people miss this view... but I share it with our sons. 

Sunrise At The Pond

Sunrise At The Pond_20210628_850_5724Sunrise At The PondEarly in the morning at the marinas at the head of Point Judith Pond (aka Stone Water Fence Cove)

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Cloudy Skies Above Flags by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/cloudy-skies-above-flags Cloudy Skies Above Flags

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Cloudy Skies Above Flags_20210704_850_6731Cloudy Skies Above FlagsA cloudy day among the flags in Veterans Memorial Park in Jamestown, Rhode Island

Inspiration for photos often comes in moments when one is walking around. In this case, it is a cloudy July 4th where one looking upward on a cloudy day. Coming to a knee on the ground, looking up through a grouping of flags one sees a classic building. The hotel has holiday-appropriate bunting drapes. The cloudy sky above has a painted slight daylight glow.

This is a moment of true inspiration.

 

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Flower Dory Parade by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/flower-dory-parade Flower Dory Parade

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Flower Dory Parade_20210628_850_5837Flower Dory ParadeDory flower boxes in an early morning parade formation at Ram Point Marina in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Bristol, Rhode Island has the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the United States. It is a point of pride for all Rhode Islanders.

Along the waterfront in Wakefield, Rhode Island, the same pride shows on an everyday basis. At Ram Point Marina they show the same respect with good old Banks dory replicas and flags. The elegant simplicity brightens the morning.

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Uncle Sam Was A Quahog by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/uncle-sam-was-a-quahog Uncle Sam Was A Quahog

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Uncle Sam Was A Quahog_20210620_850_5526Uncle Sam Was A QuahogIn the shadows of the afternoon sun, a sun Quahog shell rests on a rock near Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, RI

We know that Yankee Doodle went to London on a pony named 'Macaroni'. Well, Uncle Sam presented a Quahog shell at Point Judith. This was in total respect to the Rhode Island State Shell, we are certain. Finding a rhyme for "Mercenaria mercenaria" we find difficult, however. 

The follow-up was to leave a fireworks display that considered our canine friends. It is a quiet "Pop!" that all might appreciate.

Pop

Pop_20210620_850_5440PopA shell with summer decoration near Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Gently In Fog by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/gently-in-fog Bow View Foggy Reflections

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Bow View Foggy Reflections_20210626_850_5545Bow View Foggy ReflectionsVarious vessels on their moorings in Newport Harbor on a foggy morning

Summer fog is the most interesting thing. It creeps in as the morning breaks and rolls in as evening arrives. On this day in Newport Harbor, it seems to settle but is in fact patchy in its nature.

But as we observe from the shore, its ethereal quality lends a sense of calm that even lends to conversations. As we observe these boats on their moorings, we are actually discussing the weather. The discussion leads to spinning yarns about journeys in fog. And that is what people who have worked on the water in the fog will do.

Vapor

Vapor_20210626_850_5559VaporVarious vessels on their moorings in Newport Harbor on a foggy morning

Gently In Fog

Gently In Fog_20210626_850_5541Gently In FogVarious vessels on their moorings in Newport Harbor on a foggy morning

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Morning Ebb At Silver Spring Cove by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/7/morning-ebb-at-silver-spring-cove Morning Ebb At Silver Spring Cove

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Morning Ebb At Silver Spring Cove_20210628_850_5714Morning Ebb At Silver Spring CoveViewing Silver Spring Cove in the early morning on with an ebbing tide

The tide is outbound, ebbing that is, in the early morning. The Saugatucket, a tidal river, is flowing out into Silver Spring Cove. This in turn will drain out to Point Judith Pond and the Harbor of Refuge further out.

For those taking journeys this morning, it means that they will have to play the throttle or the wind. This is because the current is superior at this moment and favored in boat handling.

Look for the ripples in the water. That is where the current runs, wide and strong. And the flat area is where one can seek the lee and duck away from the current's strength.

And that, my friends, is how we read the water.

Ebb Tide At Silver Spring Cove

Ebb Tide At Silver Spring Cove_20210628_850_5716Ebb Tide At Silver Spring CoveViewing Silver Spring Cove in the early morning on with an ebbing tide

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Just A Splash by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/just-a-splash

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Just A Splash

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Just A Splash_20210617_850_4993Just A SplashLate afternoon in summer on Worden Pond at Camp Aquapaug

There is something about a lake in summer that attracts everyone. Make no mistake, my heart lies on the beach and the ocean. But there is something about a lake that says to "contemplate" and reflect at certain times of the day. Other times of the day, it says to splash and play.

Now, we understand that these photos are from Worden Pond. It is a big pond though and worthy of "lake" status. And it is breaking us out of our contemplation with a playful splash upon its shore.

Gentle Waves On Worden Pond

Gentle Waves On Worden Pond_20210617_850_4978Gentle Waves On Worden PondLate afternoon in summer on Worden Pond at Camp Aquapaug

Framed In Leaves

Framed In Leaves_20210617_850_4989Framed In LeavesLate afternoon in summer on Worden Pond at Camp Aquapaug

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Newport Bridge Summer Fog by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/newport-bridge-summer-fog Newport Bridge Summer Fog

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Newport Bridge Summer Fog_20210626_850_5529Newport Bridge Summer FogCrossing the Pell Newport Bridge in early morning summer fog. Right lane traveling eastward in the middle of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.

Crossing the Newport Bridge in fog is an experience of its own. Rising more than 200 feet over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, one is driving into a gray cloud of mist. On occasion, the mist will form into a drizzled rain.

It is disconcerting at moments where one cannot see the water or islands below. Even more, the main towers above become obscured.

This is an experience in the wonder of weather on Narragansett Bay. There is also a healthy respect for the changing conditions on the bay and its bridges too.

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Foggy Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/foggy-jamestown-verrazzano-bridge Foggy Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

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Foggy Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge_20210626_850_5527Foggy Jamestown Verrazzano BridgeFoggy early morning eastbound summer crossing of the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

Crossing the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge always evokes memories of the old Jamestown Bridge. Two lanes, grating at the top, and always terrifying on a motorcycle.

When I sailed on the M/V Bay Queen, we would tell passengers to "Look up!" as we passed under the old bridge. This would always evoke some shocked looks from passengers seeing vehicle undercarriages.

Today's Jamestown bridge is sleek and modern. There is no grating and no holes to look down below. But as we drive into the fog, there is still a mystery of what is beyond. It is not terrifying, but it evokes many memories.

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Smiling Lab by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/smiling-lab "The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic." ~ Henry Ward

Smiling Lab

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Smiling Lab_20210626_850_5585Smiling LabA smiling Labrador Retriever at play in the water

A water dog gleefully showing that they are happiest in their domain. The smile tells the whole story as the water drips, drains, and flies. This face shows the magic of waterfront life. 

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Block Island Butterfly Creation by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/block-island-butterfly-creation_20210612_850_3921 Block Island Butterfly Creation

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Block Island Butterfly Creation_20210612_850_3921Block Island Butterfly CreationWhen a butterfly is not around to cheer the weary roadside traveler, on Block Island they create one of spare parts.

Block Islanders have a tendency to display public art that is endearing. One has to slow down, take in the rain-scented honeysuckle, and look around on the island to appreciate what is there.

So it is as we found this butterfly creation at the border of a property. A splash of color on a weathered spile and line in an island nautical expression.

Like the fake lemons once tied to a tree (another Block Island item of yore), this is a wonderfully quirky expression. It's island life, and this butterfly calls us to slow down and pay attention. And it endears us to the island even more. 

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Into The Woods by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/into-the-woods

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” ~ Washington Irving

Into The Woods

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Into The Woods_20210617_850_4957Into The WoodsInto a path at Camp Aquapaug on a sunny afternoon

Why are we attracted to the woods? Because they are places of hope. We walk among trees that started as and grew tall and mighty. In the heat, the trees provide cool shade. In the winter snows, they provide cover. In the rain, the trees provide cover.

The trees filter the bright sun as it descends. The shelter allows us to appreciate the nature of the light. The trees likewise filter our thoughts. Through the lens of trees, the glaring brightness of everyday life falls away. As the filtering occurs, rational thought returns and we become more human. We walk in the woods to return to our authentic selves.

Curved Aquapaug Path

Curved Aquapaug Path_20210617_850_4979Curved Aquapaug PathCurved path through the woods at Camp Aquapaug

Aquapaug Around The Bend

Aquapaug Around The Bend_20210617_850_4996Aquapaug Around The BendLate afternoon looking around the bend of the road at Camp Aquapaug

Sun Flare At Aquapaug

Sun Flare At Aquapaug_20210617_850_4999Sun Flare At AquapaugAs the sun begins its late afternoon descent, it flares through the filer of the trees

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Behind The Final Curtain by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/behind-the-curtain

"I believe in the immortality of the Theatre, it is a most joyous place to hide, for all those who have secretly put their childhood in their pockets and run off and away with it, to play on to the end of their days."

~Max Reainhardt

Behind The Curtain

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Behind The Curtain_20210529_850_3138Behind The CurtainBackstage at the old East Providence High School

Looking behind the scenes on the final curtain of the East Providence High School in the last days of May 2021. Destruction of the old facility will start soon. But those who tread the boards, who played the music, who walked in honor, will remain forever. This is a place that touched lives.
 

And The Band Played

And The Band Played_20210529_850_3125And The Band PlayedView from the stage into empty audience seats at the old East Providence High School

Beating The Drums

Beating The Drums_20210529_850_3150Beating The DrumsBeating the drums at the old East Providence High School

Backstage Memories Of Plays

Backstage Memories Of Plays_20210529_850_3147Backstage Memories Of PlaysBackstage memories at the old East Providence High School

The Stage Fades Into Memory

The Stage Fades Into Memory_20210529_850_3168The Stage Fades Into MemoryThe auditorium at the old East Providence High School

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Aquapaug Cabin In The Woods by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/aquapaug-cabin-in-the-woods

"The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods." ~ Gustav Stickley

Aquapaug Cabin In The Woods

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Aquapaug Cabin In The Woods_20210617_850_4960Aquapaug Cabin In The WoodsCabin in the woods at Aquapaug

This cabin in the woods is more of a shelter. It's meant for scouting activities, found on a scouting reservation or property.

The cabin gives us the thought of the forested world. Its simplicity allows that left unto our own devices, almost anything is possible. And that thought of self-reliance and possibility makes us happy to be alive.

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Weather In Port by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/weather-in-port Weather In Port

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Weather In Port_20210612_850_3748Weather In PortArriving at the dock and seeing the clouds offshore means a point of assessment. They are going out. It's about being prepared.

Arriving at the boat, clouds in the distance, the thought comes to mind to go out or not. They will be going out. Because out is where the fish are.

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Block Island Turtle Mania by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/block-island-turtle-mania Q. What is a turtle who has taken up photography called?

A. A Snapping Turtle

Meeting The Turtle

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Meeting The Turtle_20210612_850_3890Meeting The TurtleTurtle in the grass along Spring Street on Block Island

Some people bike Block Island. Some rent a scooter. Some drive. We hike because there is so much to see. After the rain, there are also more flowers to smell.

It pays to be alert while hiking because there is so much to see. On two locations between Old Harbor and Mohegan Bluffs, we encountered turtles. They were sauntering in the grass among the flowers. And like all turtles, they were worth slowing down for.

Moving On Turtle

Moving On Turtle_20210612_850_3899Moving On TurtleMoving On Turtle

Turtle In The Grass

Turtle In The Grass_20210612_850_3925Turtle In The GrassTurtle in the grass

Turtle Trails

Turtle Trails_20210612_850_3929Turtle TrailsTurtle in the grass

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Dropping A Line At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/dropping-a-line-at-the-pier Dropping A Line At The Pier

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Dropping A Line At The Pier_20210612_850_3755Dropping A Line At The PierStopping at the docks and dropping a line. Often this is less about sport and more about feeding a family.

A couple of people fishing off of a pier. It's a scene that is often viewed on the waterfront. Someone pulls a pole out of a pickup truck or some hidden place and drops a line.

Sometimes, it is about a moment of relaxation and sport. Sometimes, it's a Dad getting something more to eat for the family.

Fishing as a commercial entity or an individual is an activity that may be as old as the human race. But no matter the reason, the result is the same; feeding families. And that result makes the activity noble.

 

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Pouring On The Coal by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/pouring-on-the-coal Pouring On The Coal

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Pouring On The Coal_20210612_850_4256Pouring On The CoalThrottling up on the M/V Block Island with initial smoke coming from the stack of the M/V Block Island

Summer kickoff has always had images of boats and ferries in my mind. These were part of my upbringing year-round. But there is something about that first trip of summer, out on the outer deck. One long blast on the horn as the vessel departs (along with three short blasts if backing away). Then a slight rumble under your feet and the ferry moves in earnest.

That smoke emitting from the stack is what most of the skippers I grew up with called, "Pouring on the coal". Now, I only worked a couple of steamers (and they were not coal-fired). But I knew some skippers who came up from the Old Fall River Line and the like. When they used the expression, they meant it. You could almost hear the bells from the enunciator echoing in their voices.

So as they move the throttles forward, there's no engineer answering bells in the engine space. The spirit of those older seamen is there as the smoke puffs and we move out of the harbor to the mainland.

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Face To Face With The Fighting Seabee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/face-to-face-with-the-fighting-seabee Face To Face With The Fighting Seabee

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Face To Face With The Fighting Seabee_20210616_850_4936Face To Face With The Fighting SeabeeThe Fighting Seabee

The Fighting Seabee has been a symbol seen in Rhode Island since World War II. In early 1942, Frank Iafrate, a clerk at Quonset Naval Air Station (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) was the designer. The creation was for the recently formed Construction Battalion ("C B"). The symbolism is the busy bee that works industriously and yet is capable of protecting his property when confronted by an enemy.

Today, the Naval Construction Battalion and their work is found around the world. This statue is from the Seabee's place of founding at the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

"Can Do!"

The Fighting Seabee

The Fighting Seabee_20210616_850_4939The Fighting SeabeeThe Fighting Seabee

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Easing Along by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/easing-along Easing Along

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Easing Along_20210612_850_3769Easing AlongEasing in along the docks and throttling back preparing to dock in the Port of Galilee on a cloudy, rainy morning

When coming into port, especially on a cloudy day, one must throttle down and ease along. In Galilee (Narragansett, Rhode Island), this is sometimes easier said than done.

When one arrives in a port such as Galilee on a stormy day, there are often a few steps. First, when the swells are sweeping in from the south (as they were on this day), there are adjustments. The following seas mean that one is "playing" the wheel and throttles. Once in the breakwater, the seas can often peak a bit as the bottom shoals up a bit. Then once in port, the skipper is breaking down that little bit of adrenaline. That is slowing themselves down with the vessel.

In short, this is not only about easing a fishing vessel into port. This is watching self-discipline and excellent seamanship.

See our video slideshow... all of the images in the presentation can be found in our Fishing Vessel Portfolio

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Bow Watch by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/bow-watch

"Into each life some rain must fall." ~ Ella Fitzgerald

Into Each Life

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Into Each Life_20210612_850_3839Into Each LifeInto each life a little rain must fall. Especially when crossing the sound on a rainy day on the M/V Block Island

Into each life, some rain must fall, especially if your life is on an island ferry. Along with the rain come bow watches, wet windows, and rolling ships.

This is ferry and island life. The islanders and the crews grow accustomed to these sea conditions. Tourists will grumble with these conditions, but they need only wait. There is a clearing over the island fine on the starboard bow. But for now, the views of bulwarks and capstans forward are rain-covered. And we can tell you that they are playing jazz, perhaps Ella, at a classic island hotel restaurant. 

Bow Watch

Bow Watch_20210612_850_3842Bow WatchOn course to Block Island, aboard the ferry M/V Block Island, in the rain. The island is in sight.

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Coast Guard Station Point Judith by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/coast-guard-station-point-judith Coast Guard Station Point Judith

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Coast Guard Station Point Judith_20210612_850_3762Coast Guard Station Point JudithClose aboard at the Point Judith Coast Guard Station in the Port of Galilee

Summer on the islands and mainland means Coast Guard Station opening and enhancement. These stations will be part of the radio chatter on boats in the surrounding area. Sometimes, something serious will come across.

"Semper Paratus" is the motto. "Ever Ready" is the meaning. The summer months are especially busy for the Coast Guard. They must be ready to serve ports and recreational and commercial maritime traffic.

We see that Coast Guard Station Point Judith embodies a sense of readiness. Boats faced outward at their docks, ready to go.

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Ice Cream Folk Art American Flag by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/ice-cream-folk-art-american-flag Ice Cream Folk Art American Flag

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Ice Cream Folk Art American Flag_20210612_850_4230Ice Cream Folk Art American FlagA folk art or primitive art American Flag representation on the entry wall of a Block Island ice cream shop. The appearance is that leftover or scrap plastering lathing was used in its creation.

There is something about walking around Block Island in pre-summer. Pre-summer is when it's still spring but feels like summer. The air on Block Island still has a kiss of cool thirteen miles offshore.

In the "pre-summer" everything is fresh. The shopkeepers have cleaned their shops. Everyone shakes off the winter slumber. The greetings are robust. We can laugh with strangers who have become fast friends, united in our appreciation of the time.

As we notice that the scoops at our favorite ice cream shop are a little more robust, we stop for a moment. On a large pillar are photos of old steamships and the days of swordfish. Nestled in amongst them is a primitive flag representation, a symbol of uniting. We take note. Summer is almost here.

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Purple Fireworks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/purple-fireworks

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”

~Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Purple Fireworks

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Purple Fireworks_20210606_850_3638Purple FireworksPunches of purple color decorate the landscape

Some wait for a celebration for fireworks to dot the sky with splashes of color. We need not wait if we slow down and look down at the ground. Nature often provides us with its own exciting but quiet splash of color too. We found these "fireworks" at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. 

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Rose Opening To The Morning by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/rose-opening-to-the-morning Rose Opening To The Morning

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Rose Opening To The Morning_20210610_850_3737Rose Opening To The MorningRose in the soft early morning light

Roses are amazing flowers. They thrive in the rain and strong sunshine. And in the soft light of morning, they open to greet the day.

We have noted that the roses in our Rhode Island neighborhood are abundant this year. Some have speculated that this extreme flowering is due to reduced pollution levels. We tend to agree.

Whatever the reason for our blooms, we enjoy the blooms. And each morning, we look forward to their opening and greeting us.

Rose In Tendrils Of Light

Rose In Tendrils Of Light_20210610_850_3734Rose In Tendrils Of LightRose in the soft early morning light

Soft Morning Light

Soft Morning Light_20210610_850_3730Soft Morning LightRose in the soft early morning light

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A Visit From Carol by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/a-visit-from-carol A Visit From Carol

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A Visit From Carol_20210610_850_3726A Visit From CarolThe Mountain Laurel visits in June

Mountain Laurel carries with it the nickname "Carol". It is significant to our family that it flowers in June. It means that a family member that has passed comes to visit.

The lady who would swim around Great Island in Narragansett. The lady who costumed theater groups. The lady who loved swordfish. The lady who left us too soon. The grandmother our children never knew. My wife's mother. Her name was Carol.

So, we remember and talk. We share memories. Because, pink and bright, we have received A Visit From Carol.

Carol Mountain Laurel

Carol Mountain Laurel_20210610_850_3724Carol Mountain LaurelThe Mountain Laurel visits in June

Mountain Laurel Cluster

Mountain Laurel Cluster_20210610_850_3729Mountain Laurel ClusterThe Mountain Laurel visits in June

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What Cheer Port Of Providence by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/what-cheer What Cheer Providence

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What Cheer Providence_20210605_850_3455What Cheer ProvidenceThe Providence skyline as seen from the Port of Providence

"What Cheer Netop?" is a hybrid greeting bringing the English term, "What cheer do you bring?" and "Netop" meaning "neighbor" or "friend" in the Narragansett language. It is a greeting that is part of the history of Providence.

In 1636, Roger Williams left the Massachusetts Bay Colony seeking religious freedom. After crossing the Seekonk River into what would become Providence. As Williams approached the banks of the river in his canoe, "What Cheer Netop" was the greeting from the Narragansetts.

There is something similar that one feels approaching the Port of Providence in a ship. The skyline of Providence is impressive as the currents make paths leading to the apex.

As The River Runs

As The River Runs_20210605_850_3393As The River RunsViewing up the Providence River and into the city of Providence, Rhode Island

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Paper Like Texture And Color by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/paper-like-texture-and-color

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Delicate Texture And Color

Delicate Texture And Color_20210606_850_3539Delicate Texture And ColorA flower of delicate texture and color

Walking is at the center of most of these encounters. It allows for moments of the expected and unexpected. Late Sunday afternoon at the Botanical Gardens at the University of Rhode Island finds this mix.

Encountering beautiful peonies is a stark moment that stops everyone in their tracks. Delicate and tissue-like petals dance in the light and slight warm breeze. Shadows play and petals smile.

Light And Shadows At Play

Light And Shadows At Play_20210606_850_3472Light And Shadows At PlayLight and shadow playing on an open peony

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Rhody On Watch by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/rhody-on-watch Rhody On Watch

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Rhody On Watch_20210606_850_3573Rhody On WatchRhody the Ram looking over the University of Rhode Island campus.

As spring closes and summer begins to warm, the University of Rhode Island campus quiets. A lone ram, Rhody, looks over the campus with a protective all-seeing glint in his eye. The campus is in good "hands".

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Becoming History by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/becoming-history

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” ~  Alexis de Tocqueville

East Providence High School Clock Tower

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East Providence High School Clock Tower_20210605_850_3284East Providence High School Clock TowerThe East Providence High School Clock Tower in full view

Have you ever been present for a turning in history? This is symbolic of an event of history that changes the familiar landscape itself.

This clock tower will be coming down. There is a plan to replace this tower that will be an homage to the current tower, but it will not be the same. (Building Committee backs new EPHS clock tower concept | EastBayRI.com - News, Opinion, Things to Do in the East Bay)

History is changing. We are the witnesses.

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Providence In A Tree Frame by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/providence-in-a-tree-frame

"I'd give all the wealth that years have piled, the slow result of life's decay, to be once more a little child for one bright summer day."

~ Lewis Carroll

Providence In A Tree Frame 

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Providence In A Tree Frame_20210605_850_3463Providence In A Tree FrameViewing the Providence skyline through the frame of trees along the Providence River

I was hiking in East Providence, Rhode Island. I have an explorer's heart, so I have a tendency to find a path and ask the question, "What's through here?"

Today, I viewed something that I have not seen since childhood. That is the Providence skyline framed out by trees. I grew up on the peak of Warwick Neck. Looking north out our picture window, we could see the Providence skyline.

My artist grandfather told me to remember the view. There will be a day that it will be gone. But, if I remembered the view, I could find it again somewhere else. The trees grew and by the time I was of college age, the view had disappeared.

But climbing up along some rocks along the Providence River, I found the view again. For this moment on a bright summer day, I am a child again, looking out a window with my grandfather. I listen to his advice in my mind and press the shutter.

Providence Skyline Framed In Trees

Providence Skyline Framed In Trees_20210605_850_3467Providence Skyline Framed In TreesViewing the Providence skyline through the frame of trees along the Providence River

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Under Lights At The East Providence High School Gym by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/under-lights-at-the-east-providence-high-school-gym The Luis S. Carvalho Court

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The Luis S. Carvalho Court_20210529_850_3111The Luis S. Carvalho CourtThe Luis S. Carvalho Court at the old East Providence High School

The high school gym is a place of elation for some, the obligation for others, and even dread for a few. There is an assurance that everyone has some memory of the gymnasium.

As the East Providence High School closes, a classic gym will go. The lacquered floors, the real wood bleachers, the block construction. The banners will remain, but this is a place blessed by memories of the athletes. It is also a place that may haunt the minds of former opponents.

This is a place of nostalgia. It is a place of honor. And in evidence, there is a name on the boards representing such recognition.

East Providence Gym Stories

East Providence Gym Stories_20210529_850_3113East Providence Gym StoriesA story in the gym at the old East Providence High School

Wooden Bleachers

Wooden Bleachers_20210529_850_3109Wooden BleachersThe grain of the classic wood bleachers at East Providence High School

See more of the old East Providence High School here: Made From RI Gallery | The Past's Mosaic Template Of The Future by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery and here: Made From RI Gallery | Math And Science by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery. Our complete portfolio on the subject is found here: Made From RI Gallery | The Last Of The Old East Providence High School

 

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A Rolling Wave At Matunuck by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/a-rolling-wave-at-matunuck A Rolling Wave At Matunuck

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A Rolling Wave At Matunuck 3 20210522_850_2644A Rolling Wave At Matunuck 3The power of a wave rolling in at Matunuck Beach.

Watching the waves crash against the shore. It is a fascination. They seem to crash in slow motion, but the action is actually rather swift. The sound reverberates before even seeing the waves. But to sit in one spot and watch those waves is mesmerizing. And like snowflakes, no two are the same.

Matununuck Rolling Wave Sequence

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Math And Science by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/math-and-science

 

"In the LABORATORY, let's have more of the first five letters and less of the last seven."

~Sign on the wall of my high school Physics lab.

Beakers On The Rack

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Beakers On The Rack_20210529_850_3093Beakers On The RackBeakers on a rack in the lab at the old East Providence High School

In high school, mathematics, science, and the lab is either the dread or the salvation of student. For me, it was salvation. This is where I excelled and found myself. Balancing equations in Chemistry was a joy; seeing their impact come to life in the lab was an elation.

Wandering the halls of the East Providence High School, these subjects came to life again. Beakers and flasks in the lab room. In another the equation declaring the "part divided by the whole" expressed. These are the core of the chemistry lab put together.

Well-used equipment. Gritty. A film of learning and knowledge embedded in their visage. What a privilege to preserve these thoughts.

Part Of Unity
Part Of Unity_20210529_850_3006Part Of UnityA key to Science, Mathematics, Statistics founded in ancient Philosophy and expressed in Latin. It is a life lesson expressed mnemonically as applied to Mathematics. The thought that we are all a part of unity expressed on a gritty, well-used whiteboard.

Well Used Erlenmeyer Flask

Well Used Erlenmeyer Flask_20210529_850_3089Well Used Erlenmeyer FlaskA well used Erlenmeyer Flask awaiting its future at East Providence High School

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The Past's Mosaic Template Of The Future by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/the-pasts-mosaic-template-of-the-future The Past's Mosaic Template Of The Future

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The Past's Mosaic Template Of The Future_20210529_850_3121The Past's Mosaic Template Of The FutureGlass block wall outside the former pool entry at the Old East Providence High School created a rain speckled mosaic template for the new school building

The past is often an imperfect mosaic that leads us into the future. We look through a glass darkly; uncertain of what the future brings but knowing that the future is ahead of us regardless. 

On the last weekend of May 2021, my wife, Jen, received an invitation to visit East Providence High School. This is where she graduated from some years ago. The old high school building is being torn down and the education is moving to a new building.

This curved glass brick wall serves as a curtain wall entering the former pool area of the high school. It is an elegant detail that is well used, cracked, and hazed.

In the background, the new school is in view through the mosaic curtain. A view to the future from through the past.

We will be posting more on this subject in our gallery "The Last Of The Old East Providence High School". 

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Rain On The Rose by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/6/rain-on-the-rose

"The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends." ~Persian Proverb

Rain On The Rose

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Rain On The Rose_20210530_850_3217Rain On The RoseRose unfolding in the rain

We are living in a space where we had a difficult year. In that time, we cultivated our yard. We planted and we tended. The spring rains have come, and our reward has been a bevy of roses. Now, we preserve the images for another day.

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A Rose's Tear by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/a-roses-tear A Rose's Tear

A Rose's Tear_20210530_850_3221A Rose's TearA rose in a Memorial Day weekend shedding a single tear.

On Memorial Day weekend, a rose offers an eloquent expression of our feelings. Emotions pour forth as we wish ours could. 

 

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Resting With Driftwood by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/resting-with-driftwood Resting With Driftwood  (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Resting With Driftwood_20210522_850_2786Resting With DriftwoodDriftwood and house on Matunuck Beach with waves rolling in and a very high spring tide

As we walk on the beach, we often wonder. With extreme tides and waves, we often marvel at what will wash up. We also wonder what could wash away.

In this case, a driftwood tree has washed up on the beach. And an ancient cottage needs protection. Sand on the shore and sandbags surrounding. This is a stormy day in Southern Rhode Island.

Rising Tide At Matunuck

Rising Tide At Matunuck_20210522_850_2765Rising Tide At MatunuckDriftwood and house on Matunuck Beach with waves rolling in and a very high spring tide

Driftwood View

Driftwood View_20210522_850_2778Driftwood ViewDriftwood and house on Matunuck Beach with waves rolling in and a very high spring tide

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Neighborly Flowers Reaching Out by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/neighborly-flowers-reaching-out "You are as welcome as the flowers in May." ~ Charles Macklin (Irish Poet)

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Neighborly Flowers Reaching Out_20210525_850_2906Neighborly Flowers Reaching OutA batch of neighbors flowers in bloom on a late afternoon in springtime

We have a neighbor that has the most manicured lawn and landscape in the neighborhood. He's that rugged, grisly-voiced aging veteran that takes pride in everything he does. Disciplined and creative. Meticulous. The gent you trust with a problem. This is the gent that you trust with your sons. And when you need a laugh, there is a welcoming smile, wave, and a conversation full of dry wit.

Our neighbor is aging now. We send our sons over to help him out. When the cords of wood come, we send them over to help haul wood. When the leaves fall, they help rake his leaves.

So spring arrives, and there is no surprise that on the edge of his year, there are bright flowers to welcome all. They are impossible to miss. The flowers are on the street at the fence. Well kept and manicured, they smile and wave. One cannot help to walk over and look. And their welcome is neighborly.

Bright And Hardy Flowers

Bright And Hardy Flowers_20210525_850_2900Bright And Hardy FlowersA batch of neighbors flowers in bloom on a late afternoon in springtime

Up Front And Welcoming Flowers

Up Front And Welcoming Flowers_20210525_850_2904Up Front And Welcoming FlowersA batch of neighbors flowers in bloom on a late afternoon in springtime

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Driftwood Tree And Waves At Matunuck by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/driftwood-tree-and-waves-at-matunuck Driftwood Tree And Waves At Matunuck (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Driftwood Tree And Waves At Matunuck_20210522_850_2846Driftwood Tree And Waves At MatunuckDriftwood tree ashore on Matunuck Beach as waves roll in off the sound

I once read that the waves are the voice of the tides. It's true. As the winds increase against the tide, the resistance will generate waves. The motion of the earth adds to the action with swells. This is a simplistic explanation but it piques our interest in the waves.

But what the wind and tide deposit on the beach attracts the beachcomber and beachgoer. Driftwood in this case. An entire driftwood tree. The bark stripped and every grain raised. Soaked with salt (it would pop with explosive crackles if burned). A fascination deposited on the beach.

Driftwood Tree And Raised Grains

Driftwood Tree And Raised Grains_20210522_850_2841Driftwood Tree And Raised GrainsDriftwood tree ashore on Matunuck Beach as waves roll in off the sound

Driftwood Tree At Matunuck
Driftwood Tree At Matunuck_20210522_850_2872Driftwood Tree At MatunuckDriftwood tree ashore on Matunuck Beach as waves roll in off the sound

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Orange Shadows Cast by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/orange-shadows-cast Orange Shadows Cast

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Orange Shadows Cast_20210525_850_2923Orange Shadows CastIn the late-day sun, highlights of light and shadows cast

Orange is a color that is often called "happy". So coming across a natural display of the color orange that is mysterious and moody is a find.

These orange flowers know that this is later spring and that summer is coming. They know that the rain is coming tonight. They know that brightness is around the corner. But the current climate leaves them unsure, shy, and introverted. They hide in the shadows and look forward to the bright light. Orange flowers are happiness cloaked in mystery and wisdom.

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Seeded Dandelion Core by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/seeded-dandelion-core Seeded Dandelion Core (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Seeded Dandelion Core_20210519_850_2485Seeded Dandelion CorePuffery of the Dandelion gone to seed

The seed of another plant caught in the cloud of a dandelion gone to seed. It is fascinating how the dandelion itself is as clear as crystal. Yet, despite clarity, there obscuring in the diffused glow of tender tendrils. Our clear sight becomes a mystery.

Dandelion Constellation

Dandelion Constellation_20210519_850_2489Dandelion ConstellationPuffery of the Dandelion gone to seed

Caught In The Dandelion Orbit

Caught In The Dandelion Orbit_20210519_850_2491Caught In The Dandelion OrbitPuffery of the Dandelion gone to seed

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Beach Waves Under Dramatic Skies by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/beach-waves-under-dramatic-skies

"I always like to say hello to the ocean, because no matter what, it will wave back to me." ~Unknown

Some have expressed that I have saltwater in my veins. That I have nervous shakes when I go inland for two long. These are obvious hyperbole that is only funny because of their juxta positioned veracity.

In reality, I have spent time inland. I have spent much more time on or near the water. There is a reason why I live near the beach. This is the place for comfort, thoughtfulness, and inspiration. And the ocean never fails to offer its welcome.

Beach Waves Under Dramatic Skies 

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Beach Waves Under Dramatic Skies_20210522_850_2530Beach Waves Under Dramatic SkiesWaves rolling in at high tide under dramatic skies at Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Morning Views On The Pawcatuck by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/morning-view-on-the-pawcatuck Southerly Morning View On The Pawcatuck 

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Southerly Morning View On The Pawcatuck_20210523_850_2892Southerly Morning View On The PawcatuckEarly in the day on the Pawcatuck River

Mornings are quiet on the river. It is as if there is an old man alongside the banks telling everything to slow down. The current runs with deceptive alacrity, but the appearance is quiet and serene. Reflective. Look south. Look north. Relax to the quiet rhythm of the river.
 

Northerly Morning View On The Pawcatuck

Northerly Morning View On The Pawcatuck_20210523_850_2891Northerly Morning View On The PawcatuckEarly in the day on the Pawcatuck River

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My Tree Is Gone, But The Picture Remains by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/my-tree-is-gone-but-the-picture-remains

To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart. ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

Matunuck's Lonely Tree (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

MatunucksLonelyTree_20191111_D56_0446Matunuck's Lonely TreeMatunuck's Lonely Tree is a tree with no reason but stands at the edge of what was once farmland and what is still beach during a weather event at sunset. A commenter view this photo simply said, "I see Hope". Being that this photo was taken at the Rhode Island shore, it is fitting to invoke "Hope" (the state motto).

"My" tree is gone. I went for a walk on Matunuck Beach with my wife today and "my" tree was gone. Lost to the wind, wave, tides, and erosion of winter.

I call it "my" tree because I entered a photograph of it in a contest a few short years ago. The theme was landscapes and lonely trees. This tenacious tree on the edge of the fields at Matunuck Beach popped into my mind. I received accolades on the entry.

But now, in 2021, the lonely tree is gone from the beach. This brings another thought to mind; why we take photographs.

Not long ago, someone online was in one of "those" social media arguments. Someone had "borrowed" and downloaded a photo. The response was that "It's only a picture". No, it was much more than a picture. It was a moment. A moment of preservation. A piece of creativity and inspiration mixed with recording history. It was a moment that we will never capture again.

And today, what exists of this lonely tree in Matunuck are the memories and the image left behind. This tree meant something. At least to me, it meant something. And I will cherish this memory that I captured. Now, it is one of a kind, never seen again. May the angels remember it. I know that I will. 

Matunuck Storm Angel 

MatunuckStormAngel_20191111_D56_0281Matunuck Storm AngelMatunuck Storm Angel. As the sun begins to set after a storm at Matunuck Beach, an image of an angel forms with crepuscular rays streaming down.

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A Shy Rose by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/a-shy-rose

"The rose does not have a why; it blossums without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision." ~ Angelus Silesius

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Spring Rose Hiding Behind Leaves_20210520_850_2523Spring Rose Hiding Behind LeavesSpringtime rose peeking out between the leaves

Our roses have given us much joy over the last year when we could not venture far. They are making their first appearance of the current year. The first blossom appears, deep within the bush, wondering if it is safe to come out.
 

Springtime Rose Emerging

Springtime Rose Emerging_20210520_850_2526Springtime Rose EmergingSpringtime rose peeking out between the leaves

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Dandelion In Moon Shapes by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/dandelion-in-moon-shapes

“Most of the dandelions had changed from suns into moons.” Vladimir Nabokov

Dandelion Profile (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Dandelion Profile View_20210519_850_2500Dandelion Profile Dandelion gone to seed

Do dandelions have a dark side? This I do not know. I am amazed about their transformation from yellow flowering plants to fuzzy globes. Nabakov was right; dandelions change from suns to moons.

Dandelion Overhead View

Dandelion Overhead View_20210519_850_2503Dandelion Overhead ViewDandelion gone to seed

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Dandelions And Sunshine by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/dandelions-and-sunshine

"You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity."

~ Hal Borland

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Dandelion And Sunshine_20210519_850_2512Dandelion And Sunshine

Dandelions provoke mixed feelings wherever we go. This especially applies in our own yards. They signify something that is not accepted in our lawn culture. All the same, they reach out to us in sunny contrast to the green grass.

Here I have walked our yard in the morning sun. Crows are making their noise as another bird chirps. And reaching to the early light through the shadows are the dandelions. I decide that since they have asserted themselves on the lawn, they must be productive. And here we share.

Dandelion Reaching Out

Dandelion Reaching Out_20210519_850_2508Dandelion Reaching OutDandelion in the morning sun

Dandelion Morning Shadow Cast

Dandelion Morning Shadow Cast_20210519_850_2505Dandelion Morning Shadow CastDandelion in the morning sun

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Serendipitous Moments by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/serendipitous-moments "You don't reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings serendipitously." ~ John Barth
 

Morning Breaks Over R/V Endeavor

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MorningBeaksRVEndeavor_20191117_D56_0088Morning Breaks Over R/V EndeavorMorning breaks over the R/V Endeavor in its home port of Narragansett, Rhode Island as the vessel awaits the last research voyages of its long career and decommissioning.

Serendipity. It's a term that I like to embrace more often in the day and age we live in. It's the pleasant, fortuitous surprises that make life more pleasant. A strict definition includes an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

This is why I like the shoreline and the beach. I enjoy being the "cultured wharf rat" and the "educated beach bum". I enjoy the constant surprises of a ship emerging around the corner. A sailing vessel heeling down "just so" to show the lines. A shell washing up on the shore for a moment for us to see, and then it is gone again. That one sunrise under scudding clouds. The sunset refracting amazing colors in a boat's wake. Things that only appear that if you are there, they may not, but the chances are greater if you are.

For that singular moment in time, life is perfect. There are assertions that there is a pleasant social media "endorphin release" when one receives a "like". Such a release is actually increased in a real-life moment that you see now and will never be there again. Yet, we step out there to capture that moment.

Serendipity. It's something to seek. But you can only seek it if you are there, and one cannot plan it.

Anna C Departing

AnnaCDeparting_20200830_850_8342Anna C DepartingThe M/V Anna C departing the Port of Galilee for Block Island in the light of sunset. The moon is ascending in the east with the soft fire of the remaining sunlight.

Essex Seeking Duck

EssexSeekingDuck_20190803_D56_0104HDREssex Seeking DuckAt the foot of Main Street in Essex, Connecticut, there is a water access point where the ducks gather. Here we see a duck seeking something for a snack.

Many Beach Paths Lead To One Point

ManyBeachPathsLeadToOnePoint_20200315_D56_0079EMany Beach Paths Lead To One PointMany Beach Paths Lead To One Point. Many pilgrims see the lines of the scallop shell as a reflection of the Camino de Santiago (the way of St. James), many paths leading to one point. Looking at this fresh washed up scallop shell in the sand, it becomes apparent why it might be thought of in this manner. The photo was taken at East Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Sabino Underway

SabinoUnderway_20190704_D56_0853Sabino UnderwayThe Steamboat Sabino of Mystic Seaport underway on the Mystic River, Mystic, Connecticut

In The Sun's Wake

InTheSunsWake_20200907_850_9873In The Sun's WakeIncreasing a bit of pressure on the outboard's throttle, a boat smoothly comes up on a plane. The wake catches the many colors of the sunset on Point Judith Pond.

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Late Afternoon On The Saugatucket by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/late-afternoon-on-the-saugatucket Late Afternoon On The Saugatucket

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Late Afternoon On The Saugatucket_20210512_850_2442Late Afternoon On The SaugatucketLate afternoon on the Saugatucket River from Silver Lake Avenue. The sun filters through the clouds and trees casting the first of the reds and oranges of sunset.

"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!"

~Ansel Adams

An enjoyable aspect of photography is that it sometimes captures surreal reality. These moments of seeming surrealism only last for a moment. How does one capture that moment? You have to be lucky enough to be there and aware of your surroundings.

This was my situation this afternoon looking north along the Saugatucket. I can explain the effects in view through optics, physics and, meteorology. I won't bore with the details, but it is all about angles of incidence and reflection. There is also diffusion of light creating colors through refraction.

In short, we have an oily flat river surface and the sun is low in the sky causing the light to refract in red hues. This reflects off the river and the color strikes us.

You had to be there. I was with a camera. Here are the results.

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Spring Budding Overhead by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/spring-budding-overhead

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring Budding Overhead

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Spring Budding Overhead_20210509_850_2360Spring Budding OverheadA wide view of the trees in the wood surrounding Indian Lake in South Kingstown, RI

We live in an area where walks are frequent respites. As spring progresses, walking among the trees, we often look up in wonder as their buds appear and leaf out.

These trees in the wood offer gentle filtering of light about in the sky. Puffy clouds above drift by. A special moment, indeed.

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A Country Drive by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/a-country-drive A Country Drive

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A Country Drive_20210512_850_2452A Country DriveBright late afternoon spring sunlight filters through the trees highlighting a country drive in Rhode Island's South County

As a youngster, Sunday afternoons outside of boating season were for taking a drive. Though I am not that old, the drive was more rural. Driving down what is now a retail district was a drive in the country (what is now Route 2 in Warwick, Rhode Island).

On those Sunday Drives, we would pass various properties and farms. Looking out the backseat window, I was often enamored with the property's driveways. Some were straight. Some curved. Some fence lined. The term is, "character". These places had character.

So today, as I move about, I make note of rural settings. When I find entries provoking thought, I take time to appreciate their character.

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Saugatucket Southward by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/saugatucket-southward

"Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saugatucket Southward Contrast (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Saugatucket Southward Contrast_20210512_850_2434Saugatucket Southward ContrastViewing south along the Saugatucket River from a bridge on Silver Lake Avenue in South Kingstown, RI. Around the bend, this view spills out to Silver Spring Cove.

There is a section of the Saugatucket River that meanders into Silver Spring Cove. Point Judith Pond is further beyond.

As the river travels it moves under roads and highways. I am standing on a bridge forming one of the residential roads.

On this early spring evening, the light is doing what the river does. It meanders. It is doing that thing where the sun ducks behind a cloud and reappears. Shadows are cast upon the budding trees as their young leaves form. And the light follows in sympathy with the Saugatucket.

Saugatucket Brightening Clouds

Saugatucket Brightening Clouds_20210512_850_2437Saugatucket Brightening CloudsViewing south along the Saugatucket River from a bridge on Silver Lake Avenue in South Kingstown, RI. Around the bend, this view spills out to Silver Spring Cove.

Saugatucket's Funnel To The Cove

Saugatucket's Funnel To The Cove_20210512_850_2466Saugatucket's Funnel To The CoveViewing south along the Saugatucket River from a bridge on Silver Lake Avenue in South Kingstown, RI. Around the bend, this view spills out to Silver Spring Cove.

Tall And Verdant On The Saugutucket

Tall And Verdant On The Saugustucket_20210512_850_2481Tall And Verdant On The SaugatucketViewing south along the Saugatucket River from a bridge on Silver Lake Avenue in South Kingstown, RI. Around the bend, this view spills out to Silver Spring Cove.

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South County Pastoral by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/south-county-pastoral Bright South County Pastoral (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Bright South County Pastoral_20210512_850_2449Bright South County PastoralSouth County pastoral scene under bright late afternoon sun and clouds moving in. About a quarter of a mile down the street is the shore.

" The feeling that life is essentially inadequate to the human spirit ... is naturally at home with most versions of pastoral." ~ William Empson

We live in mythical South County, Rhode Island. I say mythical because there is no official "South County". Our town is in "Washington County". But, "South County" is the local colloquial and historical reference.

And it is good that South County is "mythical" because so is its presence. Myth made manifest. Within minutes, seconds in some cases, we transport from one scene to another. In this case, the peaceful pastoral. In a few minutes of walking, we would be at the scenic marina on the shore.

Rolling South County Pastoral

Rolling South County Pastoral_20210512_850_2445Rolling South County PastoralSouth County pastoral scene under bright late afternoon sun and clouds moving in. About a quarter of a mile down the street is the shore.

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Raindrop Quest by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/raindrop-quest

"I see pictures all the time. I could stay for hours and watch a raindrop." ~Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Raindrop Quest_20210510_850_2404Raindrop QuestSeeking out water droplets on a leaf after a rain

There is an old maxim about April showers and May flowers. We all know it. But here we see the results. Life sprouting forth from the ground. Insects seeking the life-giving drops of water. Fascinating.

Raindrop On Rose Leaf

Raindrops On Rose Leaf_20210510_850_2377Raindrops On Rose LeafRaindrops gathered on a budding rose bush leaf

Droplets On Fern

Droplets On Fern_20210510_850_2373Droplets On FernRaindrops on tiny unfurling fern

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Harvesting Andromeda by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/harvesting-andromeda "The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them." ~Saint Francis de Sales

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Harvesting Andromeda Hanging On_20210510_850_2413Harvesting Andromeda Hanging OnA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Walking outdoors with my camera, I found a bee near our Andromeda bush. The plant itself was an anniversary gift to my wife and me. It began as an ankle-high shrub and now matches my six-foot one-inch height.

This spring, the Andromeda has experienced explosive growth. The tiny flowers cover every visible part of it.

And this spring, the bees have come out. Bees that are as large as my thumb from the interphalangeal joint to tip (and almost as thick). Fuzzy pollen collectors.

It's nice to see the bees harvesting the Andromeda. They are almost at eye level, so busy that they do not take notice of me with my lens before them.

Harvesting Andromeda

Harvesting Andromeda_20210510_850_2411Harvesting AndromedaA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Face To Face

Harvesting Andromeda Face To Face_20210510_850_2412Harvesting Andromeda Face To FaceA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Arched Back

Harvesting Andromeda Arched Back_20210510_850_2415Harvesting Andromeda Arched BackA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda At Work

Harvesting Andromeda At Work_20210510_850_2416Harvesting Andromeda At WorkA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Hard At Work

Harvesting Andromeda Hard At Work_20210510_850_2418Harvesting Andromeda Hard At WorkA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The Job

Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The Job_20210510_850_2421Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The JobA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

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Rain Covered Hosta by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/rain-covered-hosta

"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature."

~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Swirls Of Rain Covered Hosta (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Swirls Of Rain Covered Hosta_20210510_850_2387Swirls Of Rain Covered HostaRain covered Hosta

My amazement will never cease with regard to how nature provides us art on demand for those who take the time to observe. I photograph these impromptu works because this slate will be wiped clean tomorrow.

Rain Covered Hosta

Rain Covered Hosta_20210510_850_2395Rain Covered HostaRain covered Hosta

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When Swells Find Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/when-swells-find-rocks

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When Swells Find Rocks (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

When Swells Find Rocks_20210426_850_1303When Swells Find RocksWhat happens when the swells meet the rocks

There are days that one is thankful to live near the shore. This is a place where we are able to listen to the waves, calm the mind, and come back to being ourselves.

Swells Meet The Rocky Shore

Swells Meet The Rocky Shore_20210426_850_1288Swells Meet The Rocky ShoreWhat happens when the swells meet the rocks

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Tulips Of Three by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/tulips-of-three

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tulips Of Three (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Tulips Of Three_20210502_850_2293Tulips Of ThreeTulips of three standing together

Tulips were not always multi-colored. A virus caused many colors to form in tulips; the tulip breaking virus (TTBV). There are two varieties of the virus. These are the mild tulip breaking virus (MTBV) and the severe tulip breaking virus (STBC).

The virus infects the bulb causing the cultivar to "break" its lock on a single color. This results in intricate bars, stripes, streaks, featherings or flame-like on the petals.

Today, many of the colors are sought out through cultivation. There are few "broken" varieties such as the "zomerschoon".

Nevertheless, these flowers provide a lesson: There is beauty even in the "broken" among us.

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Waves Making Foam At The Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/waves-making-foam-at-the-rocks Waves Making Foam At The Rocks (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Waves Making Foam At The Rocks_20210426_850_1353Waves Making Foam At The RocksWaves pouring through an aperture on Narragansett's rocky shore

When I head out to photograph, I often don't know what I am going to find. I have an idea, of course, but I don't know for certain. This is why I like the rocky shore. It is deceiving and there is always something to see.

The rocky shore is deceiving because always looks calm. As one observes, the swells roll in, they have to work their way through rocky apertures. The waves speed up and pour through the rock. The effect is mesmerizing and beautiful.

The actual principle is the "Bernoulli Principle". In Hydrodamica, 1738, Daniel Bernoulli explained that the speed of the fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in static pressure or a decrease in the fluid's potential energy.

The bottom line is that looking at waves hitting rocks is fascinating. And... beauty can be seen in all things.

Waves Pouring Over

Waves Pouring Over_20210426_850_1332Waves Pouring OverWaves pouring through an aperature on Narragansett's rocky shore

Waves Pouring Over Rocks

Waves Pouring Over Rocks_20210426_850_1334Waves Pouring Over RocksWaves pouring through an aperature on Narragansett's rocky shore

Waves Making A Splash

Waves Making A Splash_20210426_850_1341Waves Making A SplashWaves pouring through an aperature on Narragansett's rocky shore

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Passing Jerusalem by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/passing-jerusalem I have always had a fascination with vessels in motion. Photographing them in series as they pass or perform a maneuver is something special to me. The first time I did this, I was ten years of age. It was the M/V Island Queen with my father as captain backing out of the pier in Massachusetts's Falmouth Harbor. It is an unusual maneuver and takes a certain skill due to the pier's angle, the bow overhang, and the harbor shape. The engines must assist by backing on one engine and pushing ahead on the other. There is some rumbling involved due to natural cavitation beneath the vessel. This causes some back eddies as the vessel turns and the visual results are fascinating.

Passing Jerusalem (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Passing Jerusalem_20210419_850_1144Passing JerusalemF/V Ashley Ann II entering the Port of Galilee at the end of the day with Jerusalem on the opposite shore

In the case displayed here, there is no special maneuvering. It is a fishing vessel passing Galilee and Jerusalem. The results are still fascinating. We are able to see the vessel from all angles.

From the bow, we see that its performance in the curling bow wave. From the beam (perpendicular to the viewer or the side), we see that the holds are full as it is riding "down by the head". From the stern quarter, we see working areas. We can also predict handling in a following sea from the high counter.

Looking at a vessel such as this, we also understand why we see a vessel as a person or personality. They have many facets and are interesting to explore, understand, and discover.

Opposite Jerusalem

Opposite Jerusalem_20210419_850_1147Opposite JerusalemF/V Ashley Ann II entering the Port of Galilee at the end of the day with Jerusalem on the opposite shore

Jerusalem Abeam

Jerusalem Abeam_20210419_850_1150Jerusalem AbeamF/V Ashley Ann II entering the Port of Galilee at the end of the day with Jerusalem on the opposite shore

Passing Jerusalem Under Hazy Sun

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Off The Stern Quarter

Off The Stern Quarter_20210419_850_1157Off The Stern QuarterF/V Ashley Ann II entering the Port of Galilee at the end of the day with Jerusalem on the opposite shore

Close In Off The Stern Quarter

Close In Off The Stern Quarter_20210419_850_1160Close In Off The Stern QuarterF/V Ashley Ann II entering the Port of Galilee at the end of the day with Jerusalem on the opposite shore

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Spring Bee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/spring-bee "How doth the little busy bee

Improve each shining hour,

And gather honey all the day

From every opening flower!"

~ Isaac Watts
 

Spring Bee (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

SpringBee_20200502_850_2321Spring BeeThe first bee in the first budding blossom of spring

The first bee in the first budding blossom of spring

I know that I have said this before, but my relationship with bees and insects has evolved. Since embarking on this photographic journey, I am more appreciative of these creatures. I am most likely more respectful too.

We all seem to start out in life with people warning us of all insects. We saw this with our own sons. Teachers who are squeamish at childlike curiosity about insects. People who teach children that insects are things to avoid. They are incorrect. 

Do not avoid our bee friends. Do not harm them. Observe them. They have much to teach and give us.

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Woodsy Trail Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/woodsy-trail-reflections

"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."

~ Claude Monet

Woodsy Trail Reflections (Select Any Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Woodsy Trail Reflections_20210501_850_1796Woodsy Trail ReflectionsReflections and translucency on the Rome Point Trail

Walking the trail back from Rome Point we notice a pool of water. It's the day after a plentiful spring rain, so it is not a surprise that the pool has gathered near the trail.

There is more to the pool. In the midday sun, it reflects and shows is translucent all in one. Mirrored shapes of vines form. The growth of spring repeats in its verdancy.

And in delving into the reflection, we find the beauty of spring. Monet was on to something.

Reflective On The Trail

Reflective On The Trail_20210501_850_1799Reflective On The TrailReflections and translucency on the Rome Point Trail

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Fascination With The Rocky Shore by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/fascination-with-the-rocky-shore "Be like the promontory against which the restless surf continually pounds..."

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The Rocks And Waves Below (Select Any Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

The Rocks And Waves Below_20210502_850_1868The Rocks And Waves BelowSpringtime waters below in West Cove at For Wetherill

One of the themes that I am currently exploring is "The Rocky Shore". Often, the social impression of the southern New England and Rhode Island shore is the beach.

I love the beach, don't get me wrong. I love an evening or morning on the beach with the sun and the sand. But where we live offers variety too.

Fort Wetherill Springtime Shore

Fort Wetherill Springtime Shore_20210502_850_1812Fort Wetherill Springtime ShoreFort Wetherill Springtime Shore

What I love is that there is often variety within the variety. Nothing here is homogeneous. I tend to think of these matters in artistic or even literary themes. One can experience peace, serenity, drama, conflict not only in one day but standing in the same place at one time.

Rome Point Looking At Fox Island

RomePointLookingAtFoxIsland_20210501_850_1770Rome Point Looking At Fox IslandNarragansett Bay's Fox Island framed out by trees at an impromptu campsite on Rome Point in North Kingstown, RI.

The problem from a photographer's perspective is that the environment is too rich. That's a problem that I like to have. I often find myself swept up in those moments and I don't want to leave. Often, the only limits are not only battery life and memory cards as well as physical and emotional.

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Twinned Tulips by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/twinned-tulips

"Like tulip-beds of different shape and dyes, bending beneath the invisible west-wind's sighs."

~ Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), 'The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan'.

Diverging Twin Tulips (Select Any Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

DivergingTwinTulips_20210502_850_2283Diverging Twin TulipsTulips in diverging directions

Tulips have been a lifelong fascination. My mother was the second generation of a Dutch family born in the United States and had a love of tulips. She passed very near a score of years ago, so my affinity strengthens every spring. Since my mother's passing, I learned of our ancestral familial connection to tulip bulbs and their trade from the Ottoman Empire to Holland

So on a day that we are making a regular stop, we see some tulips and I let my thoughts drift to my mother. They drift further back to the fields in the Frisian areas. I consider the diaries of those Dutch relatives of World War II who ate precious tulip bulbs to survive.

So as the sky darkened and threatened to rain upon us, I am struck by how the light generated drama in these flowers. And thoughts of my mother and the past mix with this beautiful springtime flower. And as I observe that there are so many twinned together, and the sense of past and present heightens. 

Pair Of Tulips In Red

PairOfTulipsIn Red_20210502_850_850_2270Pair Of Tulips In RedA pair of red tulips

Two Tulips Together
TwoTulipsTogether_20210502_850_2277Two Tulips TogetherTwo tulips paired together

Diverging Twinned Tulips

DivergingTwinnedTulips_20210502_850_2287Diverging Twinned TulipsDiverging Twinned Tulips

Twin Tulip Hearts

TwinTulipsHearts20210502_850_2301Twin Tulips HeartsThe hearts of twin tulips

Two Bright Tulips Together

TwoBrightTulipsTogether_20210502_850_2306Two Bright Tulips TogetherTwo tulips together

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The Dialogue Of Flowers by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/the-dialogue-of-flowers "The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him". – Auguste Rodin

Spring, summer, and fall, flowers are a constant in Rhode Island's shoreline life. They decorate natural shingled cottages and clapboard-painted Victorian houses. They add class to hotels on islands and welcome visitors. They add calm to passers-by who visit. But most of all, they add vibrant color to our lives. A hearty thanks to the hands that cultivate and maintain these wonders in our lives. 

Budding Flowers In Green (Select Any Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

BuddingFlowersInGreen_20190823_D56_0754EHDRBudding Flowers In GreenFlowers that are in the early stages of budding and flowering out at What Cheer Flower Farm in the village of Olneyville, Providence, Rhode Island.

Field Of Yellow

FieldOfYellow_20200425_D56_0829HDRField Of YellowYellow flowers by the side of the road on Great Island in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Flowering Pink Cheer

FloweringPinkCheer_20190823_D56_0636HDRFlowering Pink CheerAn intensely colored flower from What Cheer Flower Farm in the village of Olneyville, Providence, Rhode Island.

Hamilton Lotus

HamiltonLotus_20190722_D56_0887Hamilton LotusHamilton Lotus. Specifically an Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), an aquatic perennial native to tropical Asia and areas of Australia. Each individual plant can live for more than 1,000 years and their seeds retain their viability for just as long. This example is found in the control lagoon of the circa-1850 waterpower trench that once powered the looms at the old Hamilton Web textile mill in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Fuzzy Dandelion

FuzzyDendelion_20200530_D56_0085HDRFuzzy DendelionIn the back yard near sunset... a wonderful glow lights up a dandelion gone to seed.

Morning Mountain Laurel

MorningMountainLaurel_20200620_850_0001Morning Mountain LaurelThe Mountain Laurel flowers of June showing in the early morning sun.

Pink Rose At Towers Wall

PinkRoseAtTowersWall_20190608_D56_0142HDRPink Rose At Towers WallA pink rose in evening light planted at the protective walls of the historic Narragansett Towers in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Surprised Flower

SurprisedFlower_20190823_D56_0695Surprised FlowerThe personification of a seemingly Surprised Flower and a bud reaches up to the bloom at What Cheer Flower Farm, Olneyville, Rhode Island

Sunset Rose

SunsetRose_20200826_850_7375Sunset RoseSummer is fleeting. Beach Roses only bloom for a season. Sunsets occur once and then they are gone. Sometimes, if we pay attention, we see all three things together. The experience is unique. Cherish such experiences. In this case, we have the privilege to record and preserve such unique beauty.

Photographed during the sunset of summer 2020 at Beavertail Point, Jamestown, Rhode Island over the West Passage of Narragansett Bay.

Teddy Bear Sun
TeddyBearSun_20200803_850_3378Teddy Bear SunWhile walking, I encountered a "Superted" or sunflower on an early August morning. The "Superted" is a hybrid breed of the "Teddy Bear" Sunflower. A rather sunny greeting for a walk in the Historic District of Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Tulpen

Tulpen_20200414_D56_0089HDRTulpenBrought to the Netherlands from the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey) and eventually to Indian Lake Shores in South Kingstown, Rhode Island... the beautiful Tulip.

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Rocks Pools And Waves Beyond by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/5/rocks-pools-and-waves-beyond Rocks Pools And Waves Beyond  (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RocksPoolsAndWavesBeyond_20210426_850_1276Rocks Pools And Waves BeyondReflective pool formed in the rocks off Newton Avenue in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The sun is shining from the west as we view southward at the shore.  

Reflective pool formed in the rocks off Newton Avenue in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The sun is shining from the west as we view southward at the shore.

Why consider the rocky shore? Because of the amazing contrasts. It is where nature meets art. It is where calm meets turbulent. It's where the sun paints warm colors and the ocean's brush is cool. It's where the opaque rocks meet translucent waters. It's where stillness meets perpetual motion.

Why consider the rocks shore? Because it is a visual metaphorical explanation of life. A study of contrapositions.

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The Skills Used In Photographing The Shore by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/the-skills-used-in-photographing-the-shore One of the concerns expressed to me is to be careful as I photograph the shore. Believe me, photographing the shore is something that I am very careful about. I have grown up on the shore and have developed some skills that have developed over time. Between ships, boats, and "messing around" on the shore, I have a lifetime of experience to share. 

Calm Pool And Ocean Beyond at the Narragansett Shore (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

CalmPoolAndOCeanBeyond_20210426_850_1274Calm Pool And Ocean BeyondReflective pool formed in the rocks off Newton Avenue in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The sun is shining from the west as we view southward at the shore.

The first item is appropriate footwear. This selection differs from place to place. I generally wear some waterproof hiking sandals on the beach. While there is sand, where I tend to venture out, there is always the possibility of small rocks and even glass. When on rocks, I tend to wear hiking boots or shoes with good grip.

The second is pants. Yes, on the beach I wear shorts as the season permits. When on rocks, I wear either jeans or hiking pants. Rocks can be rough on the legs, so it is best to protect them.

I always wear the appropriate type of shirt or hat for sun protection. I am often out for hours at a time and wish to protect myself from sun damage. This also places my eyes in consistent lighting for observation of my surroundings.

Sunset Reflection At Matunuck (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

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

About the topic of observation, I have a mantra that I repeat to our children, "Be aware of your surroundings". My trips on the shore always have a certain degree of preparation. I consult tide and charts. I use National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tide charts (Tide Predictions - NOAA Tides & Currents). Knowing the tide tells me the level of water that I am working with. The current will tell me the speed of rise as well as if I need to be cautious of rip currents or other elements. I have been to the Bay of Fundy where one hears a rumble and, "whoosh" the tide is in. I have walked on Conimicut Point (Warwick, RI) where people have had the sand-swept out from beneath them.

Crashing (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

Crashing_20200520_D56_0017CrashingTaken from Black Point in Narragansett, Rhode Island, the rocks are painted in the early morning sunlight as the waves crash.

This leads me to check the weather for my trip. Knowing the sun and lighting is important for photography, but also for safety. If rain or even dew is on the menu of the day, rocks can become slippery. This especially applies to rocks made smooth by weather and waves. I use several weather resources (including my own weather station). I often start with the National Weather Service (National Weather Service).

Conimicut Lighthouse Late Afternoon Light (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

ConimicutLighthouseLateAfternoonLight_D56_0738Conimicut Lighthouse Late Afternoon LightPassing Conimicut Lighthouse in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay in the late afternoon sunlight

Charts and maps are also my tools. Here it is okay to start with Google or Apple Maps, but I want to know topographic information as well. One resource I use for this is Topozone (Rhode Island Topographic Maps by Topo Zone). The shore does not have a lot of level changes, there are many changes in the texture of the ground beneath me. Sand, smooth rocks, sharp rocks, and loose soil. These are all conditions of concern.

The last item on my inventory is my senses:

  • Sight. Does that rock look slippery? Will those little shells cut me up if I go down? What is the period between waves (counting "one, two three"... repeat). What is the size of those waves and do they draw back material from the beach? What is that green stuff on that rock and is it slimy?

  • Sound. What do the waves sound like? Are they pounding? Do I hear the rolling of stones coming off of the shore (the sound of undertow)? Do I hear the rocking of two rocks together (a sign of instability)?

  • Smell. Is that a briny smell (indicating that the puddle is a tide pool and full of slimy algae)? Are those dead fish (indicating an environmental issue)? And is that low tide (a small all its own made of mud, exposed rotting vegetation, and other things we will not discuss).

In summary, I photograph the shore with a lifetime of experience and healthy caution. I hope that by sharing some of my experience, the reader may enjoy the shore as well!

Running Ahead Of The Storm (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RunningAheadOfTheStorm_20191106_D56_0441Running Ahead Of The StormA small fishing boat running ahead of a storm from the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge, Narragansett, Rhode Island. A storm is rolling in from the northwest and is seen overhead and there is a clearing in the east.

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Walking In A Fishing Village by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/walking-in-a-fishing-village When the boat’s leaving the dock, if a cat begins to purr, fishermen are pleased: It’s said that cats love fish and can smell them from afar.

~ Fishing Village Lore
 

Center Of The Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

CenterOfThePier_20210419_850_1112Center Of The PierViewing down the center of the pier where vessels dock in the Port of Galilee

Viewing down the center of the pier where vessels dock in the Port of Galilee

I am a Rhode Islander, there is no getting away from that fact. But I have also traveled. One cannot spend time on boats and ships without it. I have found refuge in many ports. Places where we measure time in strolls and methods of cooking seafood. 

I can think of so many ports where I have perambulated. There is New Bedford and Fairhaven in Massachusetts. Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Menemsha on the Vineyard. Bayou La Batre in Alabama. Deer Isle in Maine. Apalachicola in Florida.

My favorite still has to be Galilee right here in Rhode Island. It is typical, quaint, and family-oriented. The vessels run the gamut; wood, steel, and aluminum. Ferries transit with trips to Block Island. It's a place where we appreciate the rhythms of life. By far, fishing villages are welcoming places. Galilee takes top ranking for me. 

Stem First (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

StemFirst_20210419_850_1102Stem FirstViewing stem first at the pier in the Port of Galilee.

Resting At The Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

RestingAtThePier_20210419_850_1105Resting At The PierCalmly resting alongside the pier on a slightly foggy spring evening.

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Wildlife Of The Field, Ocean, And Air by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/wildlife-of-the-field-ocean-and-air

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."

~ William Shakespeare

As we walk, boat, hike, and move about our lives, we often encounter wildlife of different types. There are those who crawl out of the beach sand, those who fly above us, and those who scamper around us. We appreciate them all.

Check out some of these from our Nature/Wildlife Portfolio were we seek to offer smiles and wonder. 

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Crab In SandCrab In SandA crab found itself on the wet sand of Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island as the tide went out. The crab burrowed itself into the wet sand and then emerged on the flood tide, where it is captured here. RockyPointEgret_20200607_D56_0035HDRRocky Point EgretAn Egret in flight over Rocky Point Park, Warwick, Rhode Island RogerWilliamsParkButterfly_20200817_850_5357Roger Williams Park ButterflyA form of "urban wildlife", a butterfly stops to rest on a leaf at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. GreatIslandBridgeSunsetEgret08_PBGreat Island Bridge Sunset EgretEgret near the west side of the Great Island bridge in the orange light of the setting sun UpwardSnowyEgret_20200927_850_5066Upward Snowy EgretA Snowy Egret in the clouds above Pawtuxet Cove in Cranston, Rhode Island. Monarch Of Bristol_20191006_D56_0469Monarch Of BristolA Monarch Butterfly by Silver Creek in Bristol, Rhode Island LittleFriendCloseUp_20200824_850_6823bLittle Friend Close UpA little friend stays with me as I walk the Roger Wheeler State Beach. It is in the sunset hour and he and others followed as I walked the beach. BacyardBunny_20200607_D56_0041Backyard BunnyInto everyone's yard, a lagomorph will occasionally bounce across the path

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What's On The Fish Shop Board? by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/whats-on-the-fish-shop-board Fish Shop Board (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

FishShopBoard_20210419_850_1142Fish Shop BoardThe specials of the day on the board in the Port of Galilee. Ocean to Table.

The specials of the day on the board in the Port of Galilee. Ocean to Table.

I have always had a little thrill walking by hand-lettered chalkboard with the latest catch. It's part of life on the shore, on the waterfront. Sometimes one is a patron of the shop or restaurant, other times one has been the supplier. Either way, there is something comforting about seeing the fresh daily catch at the dock.

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Dockside in Galilee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/dockside-in-galilee Dockside (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

Dockside_20210419_850_1095DocksideFishing vessels alongside the pier in Galilee. The sun is bright against the fog.

People often see inactivity when they see vessels at the dock on a foggy later afternoon. This is far from the truth. Right now, the batteries are being charged. There is potential activity here. Tomorrow will be very busy.

Tomorrow, these vessels packed together at the dock will start readying for work at sea. The vessels need maintenance. The equipment needs maintenance and repair. Inspections occur as lists reveal who is in port.

Active at the moment? No. Soon to be about the business of fishing? Yes.

On Deck (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

OnDeck_20210419_850_1099On DeckFishing vessels alongside pier in Galilee. The sun is bright against the fog.

Fishing vessels alongside the pier in Galilee. The sun is bright against the fog.

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(Made From RI Gallery) early evening fishing boat fishing port fishing vessel galilee maritime narragansett nautical port of gallilee rhode island waterfront working port https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/dockside-in-galilee Mon, 26 Apr 2021 11:02:32 GMT
Daylight Variety On Narragansett Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/daylight-variety-on-narragansett-bay Spinks Neck Beach Vibrance (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

SpinksNeckBeachVibrance_20210418_850_0975Spinks Neck Beach VibranceBright sky and clouds over Narragansett Bay

One of the features that the National Park Service discusses in the Grand Canyon is light. There is an emphasis that one stands in a place such as the North Rim long enough, the light changes. Changes in the light change the view of the Grand Canyon in minutes.

This subject of light and the moods they suggest is not limited to the Grand Canyon. They also exist on Narragansett Bay. On any given afternoon, one may wander over an area and view radical changes in light. The clouds cover the sun and there are shading and gaps that reflect the light in a variety of ways. The results range from translucent water to reflective water, to opaqueness.

Is the West Passage of Narragansett Bay the Grand Canyon? No. It's the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. Does Narragansett Bay have the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon? That is what is waiting for discovery. It is impressive.

Buoys At Allen Harbor Entry (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

BuoysAtAllenHarborEntry_20210418_850_1012Buoys At Allen Harbor EntryBuoy markers at the entrance of Allen Harbor

Clouds Over The West Passage (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

CloudsOverTheWestPassage_20210418_850_0965Clouds Over The West PassageClouds over the entrance of Allen Harbor

Clouded Over Spinks Neck Beach (Select the photo to see in a larger format)
CloudedOverSpinksNeckBeach_20210418_850_1008Clouded Over Spinks Neck BeachClouds over Spinks Neck Beach

Clouds Over Calf Pasture Point (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

CloudsOverCalfPasturePoint_20210418_850_0958Clouds Over Calf Pasture PointClouds over Allen Harbor and Calf Pasture Point on the West Passage of Narragansett Bay

Early Season Boat Passage (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

EarlySeasonBoatPassage_20210418_850_0961Early Season Boat PassageA boat passing Calf Pasture Point on the West Passage of Narragansett Bay early in the boating season

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Fishing Vessel Alongside Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/fishing-vessel-alongside-pier Bow View Alongside Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

BowViewAlongsidePier_202010419_850_1127Bow View Alongside PierF/V Heather Lynn at the pier in Galilee

Walking down a pier, a certain respect for a vessel comes over me. I like to observe the lines of the vessel. I assess the condition of the vessel out of reflex. Thoughts of the maintenance, types of power, the thickness of the plate all come to mind. A marine surveyor brought me up (and I became one myself) after all. The automatic analysis never left me.

That marine surveyor-like analysis taught me one thing years later. That is, that there are certain owners who love their vessels. The respect for these vessels shows every time. I try to treat the observance of the vessels with the same respect.

Profile View Alongside Pier (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

ProfileViewAlongsidePier_202010419_850_1119Profile View Alongside PierF/V Heather Lynn at the pier in Galilee

F/V Heather Lynn at the pier in Galilee

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Fishhouse On Pier In Galilee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/fishhouse-on-pier-in-galilee Fishhouse On Pier In Galilee  (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

FishhouseOnPierInGalilee_202010419_850_1129Fishhouse On Pier In GalileeFishhouse on the pier in Galilee in the light of a late-day fog-covered sun

Fishhouse on the pier in Galilee in the light of a late-day fog-covered sun

A simple natural shingled structure of typical New England architecture. The Fishhouse serves an important function in waterfront life. This is the interface of the work onshore and the work at sea.

These simple buildings serve as the staging area of the "maritime adventure". "Maritime adventure" being an Admiralty Law and Marine Insurance term with ancient origins. This is where ice and supplies board the vessel.

The fish house is also where the lumpers will unload the fish for sale and auction. Seafood is often auctioned in an exchange like other commodities.

A simple structure with the great importance of bringing seafood to the plate. A functional service to the waterfront community.

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Narragansett Bay From Spinks Neck Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/narragansett-bay-from-spinks-neck-beach There is a rapture on the lonely shore. ~ Lord Byron

Narragansett Bay From Spinks Neck Beach (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

NarragansettBayFromSpinksNeckBeach_20210418_850_0986Narragansett Bay From Spinks Neck BeachViewing north on Narragansett Bay from Spinks Neck Beach in North Kingstown

Viewing north on Narragansett Bay from Spinks Neck Beach in North Kingstown

Standing on the point at Spinks Neck Beach, viewing to the north at the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. There are landmarks galore. Calf Pasture Point, Warwick Neck, Patience, and Prudence Islands.

But what frames the scene are the rocks of the point and the clouds above. The clouds flow as markers of the rivers of wind in the spring air. Soon, the tide will change and that wind will face the tide, churning up chop on the water. This is the nature of Narragansett Bay; statics and dynamics always in dramatic play.

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Fishing Vessel Port-Bow View by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/fishing-vessel-port-bow-view Fishing Vessel Aces High Port-Bow View (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

FishingVesselAcesHighPortBowView_20210419_850_1118Fishing Vessel Aces High Port-Bow ViewF/V Aces High alongside a Galilee pier in the early evening. Port-bow view.

F/V Aces High alongside a Galilee pier in the early evening. Port-bow view.

The sun turns milky in appearance as a light fog settles in the atmosphere. A fishing vessel settles in for the night. Dockside activity starts in a few hours under lights, but for now, activity has settled.

The vessel shows graceful curves in this port-bow view. The sheer sweeps from stem to stern in a beautiful sweep. Even at rest, the vessel's flared bow seems ready to throw water aside.

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Over Narragansett Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/over-narragansett-bay

"Behind the clouds, the sun is still shining..."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

"The Rainy Day", Stanza Three, Line Two

Awe Over Narragansett Bay (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

AweOverNarragansettBay_20210418_850_0999Awe Over Narragansett BaySpringtime clouds above Narragansett Bay refracting the sun

When photographing Narragansett Bay, I have made it a practice not to be operating a boat myself. This view is why. I love operating boats and I have a reputation as a seaman, but this is a different function. While photographing, I utilize the same powers of observation used in vessel operation. Then I allow myself to add in a sense of awe.

Here we have a couple of examples. I looked up. The weather was on the cusp of being beautiful or going completely upside down. The result was layers of clouds with crystals shedding from the internal layers.

In another context, the shedding crystals are snow, but these will never reach the ground. Instead, they are refracting the light of the sun that the clouds cover. Due to the different distances and refractive index, pastel colors appear.

Wow!

Clouds Over Narragansett Bay (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

CloudsOverNarragansettBay_20210418_850_1006Clouds Over Narragansett BaySpringtome clouds above Narragansett Bay refracting the sun

Springtime clouds above Narragansett Bay refracting the sun

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Allen Harbor Scallop Shell: A Waterfront Metaphor by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/allen-harbor-scallop-shell-a-waterfront-metaphor Allen Harbor Scallop Shell (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

AllenHarborScallopShell_20210418_850_0935Allen Harbor Scallop ShellScallop shell in bluestone

Scallop shell in bluestone

There is a reason why I make certain distinctions. I realize that the waterfront is on the shoreline. But, there is something distinctive about the waterfront. The connotation of waterfront, if not denotation, is something akin to a utility. Related to utility is work. The waterfront is where things happen.

This work and utility thoughts lead us to a scallop shell cast among bluestone or Belgian Stone. The stone is the edging brought in to stabilize the soil near docks and piers. The scallop shell is the remnant of work (and someone's tasty meal). It's not on the beach and it's not on the shoreline per se. No. This is the waterfront. This is the product of working.

There are recreational vessels preparing for the boating season nearby. This requires hard-working individuals on the Allen Harbor waterfront as well. But this one lone shell is the perfect metaphor for the working waterfront. This is where the water meets the land and where things happen.

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Pink Flowers In... Fluffy Hail? by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/pink-flowers-in-fluffy-hail

“Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”

Pink Flowers In Fluffy Hail (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

PinkFlowersInFluffyHail_20210416_850_0904Pink Flowers In Fluffy HailFlowing bush in rain and snow

The flowers bloom and then fluffy hail falls from the Rhode Island sky. What is "fluffy hail", you ask? I see that hand at the back of the room. "Fluffy hail" falls from the sky like the snow of winter, but one is so looking forward to spring that they enter a denial.

So these flowers are not covered in melting snow in April. This is melting fluffy hail. The denial embraced in full. The beauty is not diminished. 

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PinkFlowersInSnow_20210416_850_0902Pink Flowers In SnowFlowering bush in rain and snow

Flowering bush in rain and snow

 

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Pink Blossoms of April by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/pink-blossoms "The older I grow the more do I love spring and spring flowers. Is it so with you?" ~ Emily Dickinson

Blossoming Pink (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

BlossomingPink20210414_850_0857Blossoming PinkPink flowers in spring

The sun's descent is a little bit later in April. Its special light gives soft illumination to the changes that April brings. Changes that we have awaited with tense patience since the end of winter.

We wait, watch, and anticipate as we watch our favorite plantings. Passing a favored bush, we check for the potential of buds daily. Then they appear. It's not overnight. The perception is that the slow progress may not be happening, but it is. And then, the glorious color of pink appears. It is here. In the soft afternoon light, the harbinger of true spring is here. And a gentle smile forms as subtle as the flower's bloom.

Pink Illuminated (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

PinkIlluminated_20210414_850_0846Pink IlluminatedPink flowers of April

Blooming Pink (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

BloomingPink_20210414_850_0854Blooming PinkPink flowers budding in springtime

Sunlit Pink (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

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Pink flowers in spring

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Portrait Of A Gnome by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/portrait-of-a-gnome I took a photo of a garden gnome in West Kingston, RI only to find out that it has become a symbol of a contemporary issue. Yes, a symbol or victim of my other profession of maritime transit. Recently (as of April 2021), there was a ship that blocked the Suez Canal in the Middle East.

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal is free now. Well, the ship is under arrest (one arrests the personality of a ship under Admiralty Law). There will be many issues to settle including the issue of "General Average".

But as a result of this global trade "hiccup", there is now a global shortage of garden gnomes. You can read more here: Gnome shortage: Lockdown and Suez canal blockage blamed - BBC News

So, protect and appreciate your gnomes. They may become sought after commodities.

Portrait Of A Gnome

PortraitOfAGnome_20210410_850_0837Portrait Of A GnomeA portrait of gnome found along a school nature trail

A portrait of a gnome found along a school nature trail

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Serene Cards Pond Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/serene-cards-pond-reflections Walking away from Moonstone Beach in the late afternoon, I look to the east, to my right. Looking upward in the wires, I look to check for fishing lines and a lure. They are there, always different, but always there from someone's errant cast.

This is Card's Pond. This is on the small pedestrian causeway that allows access to Moonstone Beach. It is always calm and serene due to its protection from almost all winds.

Cards Pond is a transitional life metaphor. It's that place that we do not our destination but serves as a transition point that sets our attitudes. We go to the beach with anticipation of a pleasant experience. We leave having had that experience. Somehow, this serene image is what anchors our attitudes hours and days later.

Serenity and peace of mind are the ultimate destinations.

Cards Pond Reflections

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Reflections on a stilled Card's Pond in late afternoon light near Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Great Swamp Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/great-swamp-reflections Red Maples and Cedar dominate the 3,349 acres of The Great Swamp area of Kington, Rhode Island. Here they reflect in a feeder stream after a spring rain.

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

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GreatSwampReflections_20210410_850_0712Great Swamp ReflectionsReflections in the historic Great Swamp area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Reflections in the historic Great Swamp area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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"Buy Me A Coffee" a Made From RI Gallery Announcement by Keith R Wahl https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/-buy-me-a-coffee I am writing about something that I do not usually write about. That is me. Well, what I am doing and where we are going.

I, Keith R Wahl, and the photographer for Made From RI Gallery have launched a campaign on "Buy Me A Coffee". It's a support site for a project. Here we only ask for a cup of coffee or two in building and telling you some amazing stories.

The concept is to lead up to a book of photographs and essays about Shoreline and Waterfront life. There are unique stories that need telling. Stories about how people work, play and live on the shore.

ArthuratBlackPoint_20200520_D56_0257Arthur At Black PointArthur at Black Point. Tropical Storm Arthur is the first named storm of 2020 Hurricane Season; though hundreds of miles offshore, it brings its drama to the shores of Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Why me? Because I have spent a lifetime on the waterfront. It has been my workplace, my recreation, my escape. My vocation and my avocation. I have quahogged. I have lobstered. I have restored wooden boats and sailed them. I became a marine surveyor. I became a captain. My hands are still calloused from line handling. The shore and waterfront are the core threads binding my life.

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.

Yes, despite the waterfront, I went on to achieve various degrees in the sciences (Physics). I have worked and credentialled in information technology. Yet, somehow, these informed and drew me back to the shore. These gave me a deeper appreciation and understanding of life on the shore.

Now is my time to tell these stories. But it is more than telling my stories, it is telling the stories of the amazing places we visit. It is telling the stories of hard-working and wonderful, if eclectic, people along the shore.

ComingAboutInBristol_D56_0523Coming About In BristolA cruising sloop coming about in a stiff southwesterly breeze in Bristol Harbor, Bristol, Rhode Island

In the coming months, as we progress this project, you will find me on boats and ferries. I will be spending early mornings and evenings at shoreline rights of way. I will be walking beaches for their rich visual bounty. I will be strolling boatyards and shipyards. I will assume my position as a "cultured wharf rat" in working areas where ships land. I will be the "educated beach bum" in telling why the shore means so much to us all.

Along the way, we will keep you informed of our progress and plans. We will be setting up some specials. But for now, we only ask that you "Buy Me A Coffee" to launch the effort. Sit down and I will spin a yarn over a cup of coffee... I will meet you again tomorrow and I promise another... bring a friend. We can be found here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KeithRWahl

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

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(Made From RI Gallery) Boats Buy Me A Coffee Keith R Wahl Made From RI Gallery Maritime Photography Rhode Island Ships Shoreline Waterfront https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/-buy-me-a-coffee Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:58:32 GMT
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.

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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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Rolling Breaking by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/4/rolling-breaking Rolling Breaking (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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(Made From RI Gallery) hope Keith R Wahl Made From RI Gallery medallion newport Photography rhode island state motto https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/3/hope-of-rhode-island Sat, 13 Mar 2021 12:15:00 GMT
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 wint