Made From RI Gallery: Blog https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog en-us Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery (Made From RI Gallery) Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:23:00 GMT Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:23:00 GMT https://www.madefromrigallery.com/img/s/v-12/u678836763-o232994631-50.jpg Made From RI Gallery: Blog https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog 90 120 Leaf In Fall Color Highlights. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl. https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/leaf-in-fall-color-highlights Leaf In Fall Color Highlights

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Leaf In Fall Color Highlights 20211022 850_2437Leaf In Fall Color HighlightsA leaf in detail with a natural fall color background

Have you ever stopped to consider the fall color of a single leaf? If not, it is something to stop and view. The color red, for example, will bring out new highlights in the detail of the leaf. And the natural colors in the background will make it all pop.

These details prompt appreciation of the natural philosophers of prior centuries. The people who would spend hours examining and creating detailed sketches of objects. It creates not only deeper understanding but curiosity too. Fall makes Natural Philosophers of us all. 

Leaf Color Detail

Leaf Color Detail 20211022 850_2435Leaf Color DetailThe detail of the change on a single leaf hanging on to its branch in the fall

 

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Leaping To Flight. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl. https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/leaping-to-flight Leaping To Flight 

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Leaping To Flight 20210918 850_0766Leaping To Flight A shorebird leaping into flight as the surf comes in beneath

Yielding Sand To Surf

Yielding Sand To Surf 20210918 850_0766 CYielding Sand To SurfShorebirds leaping into flight as the surf touches their piece of sand

Flying Out Of The Surf

Flying Out Of The Surf 20210918 850_0766 BFlying Out Of The SurfA shorebird flying out of the surf at East Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island

I have always found a special pleasure in watching Plovers of various types on the beach. Plovers come in varieties but all share general characteristics. They are small wading birds who frequent Rhode Island's southern shore. Plovers tend to entertain as they dodge in and out of the surf seeking sustenance. They have a comedic "Keystone Cop" type of action as they follow the surf out and then retreat as the surf returns.

In some cases, an incoming wave will catch our Plovers unawares. In this case, surprising two of our friends. Their surprise shows in their sudden leap to flight. In the end, they land. They are always adapting to the waves on the fly.

 

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Bissel Cove Dawn Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/bissel-cove-dawn-reflections Bissel Cove Dawn Reflections

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Bissel Cove Dawn Reflections 20211013 850_2237Bissel Cove Dawn ReflectionsAs the sun breaks in the east and reflects off of a house in the west at the head of Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Kayaks Resting At Dawn

Kayaks Resting At Dawn 20211013 850_2245Kayaks Resting At DawnKayaks at rest as dawn breaks at the head of Bissel Cove

The Dawning Of Bissel Cove

The Dawning Of Bissel Cove 20211013 850_2240The Dawning Of Bissel CoveDawn spreads over autumnal Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

When I was young and sailing on the deck of ships, my favorite watch to stand was 0400 to 0800. My routine was to perform my primary watch tasks at the top of the watch. I would then take a fresh cup of coffee (which I made) and take a few minutes to watch the sunrise. Then I would resume my responsibilities until my relief arrived.

This was my favorite time. The dawn was quiet and I was able to see the dawn with nobody else around to disturb the sight. It was often in port, and more often underway. In either case, it was a few minutes to take as my own. It was also time that I would organize my thoughts and what I needed to do that day.

I continued the habit in college. I was up before dawn and would walk to the nearby beach, a cup of coffee in hand before the day of classes started.

And the habit is still in practice as we see here in Bissel Cove. The light is starting to appear and reflections are all around. Glass on houses catches the sun before it appears above the trees. And kayaks are ready for a paddle as the fog lifts and illumination fills the cove. Joy comes in the morning.

 

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Muted Morning Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/muted-morning-reflections Muted Morning Reflections

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Muted Morning Reflections 20211020 850_2325Muted Morning ReflectionsDucks swimming in muted early morning reflections on the Saugatucket River

An early morning passing by a bridge reflected in the water. sympathetic reflections of a pale sunrise and trees as ducks go about their business. Leaves and tree remnants found in autumn drift upon the surface.

I look around the area for someone on the banks of the river painting the scene (oils would be the medium). I would expect to see someone setting up an easel to capture this cosmopolitan morning scene.

Where are we? On the banks of the Seine? No. We are along the banks of the Saugatucket in Wakefield, Rhode Island. My camera and I. And it is morning peace as I take care to silence the shutter so as not to disturb the lack of sound.

 

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Ancient Rocking Chair In Meadow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/ancient-rocking-chair-in-meadow Ancient Rocking Chair In Meadow

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Ancient Rocking Chair In Meadow 20211013 850_2234Ancient Rocking Chair In Meadow

There are times where one sees an object or a scene in passing and captures the image for no reason. Well, no other reason than it is interesting. One looks at the scene and asks if this is something that Hopper or Homer or Wyeth would find interesting.

While I do not have the audacity to rank myself among such artistic talents, the scene interests me. An early autumn morning, the grasses and foliage are changing color, and a rocking chair. The chair is well past its summer prime, but one imagines that it has stories to tell. I don't know if it had summers of chatting with friends or rocking little ones to sleep. But now the chair sleeps in the fall of its life in this dewy autumnal morning scene.

I would hope that I am seeing something that these masters mentioned would see. If not, I find the composition and the story interesting. And somehow, in these dews and damps, the rocking chair seems fitting at this moment. 

 

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2021 Hunter Moon - Nearly by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/2021-hunter-moon---nearly 2021 Hunter Moon - Nearly

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2021 Hunter Moon - Nearly 20211019 DSCN12492021 Hunter Moon - NearlyHunter Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (Near Full) Illumination: 99% Moon Age: 13.71 days Moon Angle: 0.50 Moon Distance: 395,357.68 km Sun Angle: 0.54 Sun Distance: 148,965,257.68 km

A nearly Full Hunter Moon. It will be actually full at about 10:57 AM EDT on 20 October 2021. 

Phase: Waxing Gibbous (Near Full)
Illumination: 99%
Moon Age: 13.71 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 395,357.68 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,965,257.68 km

 

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Autumnal Annaquatucket by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/autumnal-annaquatucket Autumnal Annaquatucket Mill Pond

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Autumnal Annaquatucket Mill Pond 20211015 850_2283Autumnal Annaquatucket Mill PondA bright Autumn mid-afternoon at the Annaquatucket Mill Pond

Annaquatucket Autumn Afternoon

Annaquatucket Autumn Afternoon 20211015 850_2287Annaquatucket Autumn AfternoonA bright Autumn mid-afternoon at the Annaquatucket Mill Pond

We are fortunate in Rhode Island. Fall foliage arrives a little later in Southern New England, but it is no less spectacular. By the middle of October, the leaves begin to change in earnest and the fall color becomes part of our days.

This is the case driving by a former mill pond (mill ponds also being common to Rhode Island). On a bright October afternoon, the high sun highlights the change of leaves from green to orange and red. Observing the blue sky above, the clouds have started to take on their autumnal puffiness.

One must be observant to catch this view. It is in plain sight along a busy road. School buses are driving by as schools let out. If one does not glance to the right, we miss the view.

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Autumn Leaves Near Home by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-leaves-near-home Autumn Leaves Near Home

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Autumn Leaves Near Home 20211015 850_2288Autumn Leaves Near HomeAutumn leaves in fall colors

When I was a young boy, there would come a day every fall where my grandfather would meet me outside. I passed his house daily as I walked home from school where he would often meet me. He would let me know that he wanted me to come by the next weekend because the leaves were about to fall.

So when the weekend came, my grandfather, always the artist would take the time to teach me about leaves. He taught me as an artist in the gentle manner that grandfathers teach without lecturing. He talked about the colors of the leaves and how they blew in the winds off of Narragansett Bay. He told me to look at the light and how it made the leaves shine. He talked about the deep rich colors as opposed to the more pale hues. Then he would have me pick some of my favorite leaves.

After the lesson as my grandmother would prepare us lunch, we would go to Grandpa's study. There, he would work his magic of science mixed with art to preserve my leaves for school projects.

Years later, my grandparents had sold their home and moved into an apartment. But when I was in college, Grandpa (then in his 90s) still held to his lesson of leaves. He would go out and find some leaves from near his old home, preserve them, wrap them in onion paper. He would place them in a sturdy envelope and send the leaves to me at school. And the note would always say, "The leaves before they fall, from our home. I always remember our Saturdays."

Autumn Leaves In Yellow, Orange, and Green

Autumn Leaves In Yellow, Orange, and Green 20211015 850_2291Autumn Leaves In Yellow, Orange, and GreenFall colors on Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves With Shadows Cast

Autumn Leaves With Shadows Cast 20211015 850_2292Autumn Leaves With Shadows CastAutumn leaves with shadows cast

Reds Cast Before Greens And Yellow

Reds Cast Before Greens And Yellow 20211015 850_2295Reds Cast Before Greens And YellowRed autumnal leaves cast before greens and yellows

Shadows And Movement In The Wind

Shadows And Movement In The Wind 20211015 850_2298Shadows And Movement In The WindShadows and movement in the wind as the leaves cling to the tree in Autumn

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Flowing Time On The Maskerchugg River by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/flowing-time-on-the-maskerchugg-river Flowing Time On The Maskerchugg River

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Flowing Time On The Maskerchugg River 20211014 850_2280Flowing Time On The Maskerchugg RiverSeasonal autumnal flow on the Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

"River is time in water; as it came, still so it flows, yet never is the same." Barten Holyday (1593-1661)

A river, or in this case an offshoot stream, is evidence and time and constant change. This is especially true in autumn. The rivers, brooks, and streams move. The leaves fall as does rain or sunshine. Some leaves come to rest, decay, and feed the next spring. Others wash off to another place to do the same.

With a river in autumn, change is the norm. And we know that it will lead to a new blossoming. In the meantime, it is mesmerizing to watch the flow and listen to its burbling sounds.

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Fall Falls at Maskerchugg River by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/fall-falls-at-maskerchugg-river Fall Falls at Maskerchugg River

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Fall Falls at Maskerchugg River 20211014 850_2266Fall Falls at Maskerchugg RiverFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Paying attention to the world around us. It's something that we need to do. I actually keep a notebook in my van as I travel around and make notes of places that I pass. I also note times of year that the areas might look best and in what light.

This is one of those areas that has caught my eye. I have a son that I shuttle to Rhode Island Children's Chorus practice and rehearsals once a week. There is a spot in East Greenwich, Rhode Island that is a little hard to see as we drive, but it often catches my eye. It is in my notebook.

This was the time for me to take the photo. It is autumn and the sun sets at about 6:00 PM (daylight time) and I pass through this area between 5:00 and 5:15 PM. That means that I have about two weeks before I lose optimal lighting. The leaves are starting to change and are revealing lighter greens and yellows.

And Maskerchugg Falls? They are beautiful in this light and the trees framing them. We can almost hear the splashing and rushing water in the photos. It was worth making the notes, planning, observing, and stopping as we passed.

Foliage At Maskerchugg River

Foliage At Maskerchugg River 20211014 850_2276Foliage At Maskerchugg RiverFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Curtain Of Leaves At Maskerchugg Falls

Curtain Of Leaves At Maskerchugg Falls 20211014 850_2278Curtain Of Leaves At Maskerchugg FallsFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Leaf Framed Maskerchugg Falls

Leaf Framed Maskerchugg Falls 20211014 850_2275Leaf Framed Maskerchugg FallsFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Sunlit Maskerchugg Falls

Sunlit Maskerchugg Falls 20211014 850_2260Sunlit Maskerchugg FallsFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Shimmering Maskerchugg River

Shimmering Maskerchugg River 20211014 850_2262Shimmering Maskerchugg RiverFalls at Maskerchugg River in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

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Classic Narragansett Bay Morning by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/classic-narragansett-bay Boats Moored At Sunrise

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Boats Moored At Sunrise 20211013 850_2224Boats Moored At SunriseThree boats moored off North Kingstown in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay with the sun rising over Jamestown in the background

Fox Sunrise

Fox Sunrise 20211013 850_2223Fox SunriseA single rigid bottom inflatable boat swinging on a mooring at sunrise with Fox Island and Jamestown in the background in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay

Moored At Sunrise

Moored At Sunrise 20211013 850_2228Moored At SunriseSunrise at the edge of Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Tree Framed Sunrise

Tree Framed Sunrise 20211013 850_2217Tree Framed SunriseViewing across the West Passage of Narragansett Bay with Fox Island beyond the moored vessels off North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Narragansett Bay is a classic. I am not speaking about Newport or Bristol, which have my affection as well, but of the entirety of the bay. There are innumerable scenes in Narragansett Bay that are magazine-worthy. They are art waiting to happen. And these moments are everywhere.

It would take a lifetime to completely explore Narragansett Bay. I know. I have. From fishing blues off of Warwick Neck to inching excursion boats up the Seekonk River. Lobstering off of Hope Island to quahogging between Prudence and Patience Islands. Early mornings steaming on a tug to meet a ship off Newport. Late nights on excursion boats viewing all the lighted bridges. Small adventures on a Beetle Cat exploring East Greenwich and Wickford. Appearances in Riverside's Bullock's Cove to survey a family fishing boat. Freezing on a cold ferry trip out of Bristol. Navigating the winding channel of the Warren River. Avoiding the sand bar at the mouth of Warwick Cove.

Every little adventure on Narragansett Bay has yielded a moment or two with scenic views. Calming moments. Moments that grabbed one and said, "I am so glad that I was alive and here to see this".

And I have been fortunate to travel the world. Have I experienced moments like these in coastal areas of the United States? Yes, of course. Have I had these experiences in England, Ireland, France, the South Seas, and other places? Of course. But never have I found so many as right here in my native Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay.

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Waxing Gibbous Moon 14 October 2021 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/waxing-gibbous-moon-14-october-2021 Waxing Gibbous Moon 14 October 2021 

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Waxing Gibbous Moon 14 October 2021 DSCN1240Waxing Gibbous Moon 14 October 2021 Image was taken as evening clouds were moving in on 14 October 2021 Phase: Waxing Gibbous Illumination: 65% Moon Age: 8.80 days Moon Angle: 0.53 Moon Distance: 372,822.01 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 149,176,203.45 km

This is a case of keeping a good camera with you in the case of a great image coming across. As I was driving our oldest son to scouts, the moon was racing the clouds and it seemed that the clouds were winning. By the time I dropped him off, the clouds were about to overtake the natural satellite, but I managed to squeeze off one good shot. 

Image was taken as evening clouds were moving in on 14 October 2021
Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 65%
Moon Age: 8.80 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 372,822.01 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,176,203.45 km

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Oh Day's Early Light by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/oh-days-early-light Oh Day's Early Light 

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Oh Day's Early Light 20211013 850_2155Oh Day's Early Light A small sailboat and paddleboard highlighted in the early dawn light at Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

For many years, O'Day was a manufacturer of boats over the Rhode Island line in Fall River, MA. Their sailboats were and are still prevalent up and down the east coast of the United States and beyond. They built a wide range of boats from smaller to coastal cruising sizes. Their boats came from some of the finest yacht designers from Uffa Fox and Philip Rhodes to C. Raymond Hunt. I sailed many of their boats myself, owned a couple, and surveyed many more.

Among the small boat models, O'Day featured kick-up rudders and centerboards. This made the boats easy to sail into shallow waters or pull up on the beach. The scene of a small O'Day on the beach became ubiquitous up and down the coast. We still find this more than twenty years after O'Day closed its doors and produced its last boats.

As the sun breaks over the beach at Bissel Cove, this iconic boat frames out the sunrise over the West Passage. Narragansett Bay illuminates and there is a glow on the opening of the day. And the scene is reminiscent and real at the same time.

 

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Fall's Fire Arrives In Bissel Cove by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/falls-fire-in-bissel-cove Fall's Fire In Bissel Cove

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Fall's Fire In Bissel Cove 20211013 850_2254Fall's Fire In Bissel CoveFall arrives in full fire in a feeder to Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Fall colors never arrive the way we see them on a map. Fall foliage maps suggest a gradual change from green to red, yellow, and orange and from north to south. No, when fall colors arrive, it is a near thing. Overnight almost. As the sun begins painting the trees one morning, we notice that the greens turned to brighter colors.

So it was at Bissel Cove this morning. I was actually there for other reasons. As the dawning sun began its process of illumination, I turned and noticed the colors of fall fire. To my surprise, it took my breath away.

Process Of Illumination

Process Of Illumination 20211013 850_2252Process Of IlluminationThe rising morning sun slowly illuminates the feeder area of Bissel Cove in North Kingstown Rhode Island

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Yellow Roses of Autumn by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/yellow-roses-of-autumn Dewy Yellow Rose of Autumn 

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Dewy Yellow Rose of Autumn 20211012 850_2105Dewy Yellow Rose of Autumn A yellow rose of autumn in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Wetted in the morning dew and fading even as it blooms.

Streetside Autumnal Yellow Rose

Streetside Autumnal Yellow Rose 20211011 850_2103Streetside Autumnal Yellow RoseA streetside yellow rose in autumnal sunlight

I have read that yellow roses are not cherished as red roses, but they are without exception cheerful. If this is so, and I do believe that it is, finding yellow roses in the midst of autumn offers double the cheer. They are, after all, in the mix of colors of the season.

The wonder of living in seaside communities such as Narragansett is the flowers. Moreover, people are so proud of their bounty that they place them streetside. They are frames around the houses and properties. It gives an inviting village feel of old. It is inviting, cheerful, and makes the world a neighbor.

In Autumn, seeing these flowers is a conversation starter. One does not expect to see the flowers as the light changes, but they are there nonetheless. They are more delicate. They fade even as they bloom. But they are there bringing us together in the conversation of seasonal color. And this adds to the precious, cheerful quality of the yellow rose of fall.

 

 

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Waxing Crescent Moon 11 October 2021 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/waxing-crescent-moon-11-october-2021 Waxing Crescent 11 October 2021

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Waxing Crescent Moon 11 October 2021 DSCN1226Waxing Crescent Moon 11 October 2021 11 October 2021 Phase: Waxing Crescent Illumination: 32% Moon Age: 5.62 days Moon Angle: 0.55 Moon Distance: 364,154.50 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 149,304,235.63 km

Waxing Crescent 11 October 2021
Illumination: 32%
Moon Age: 5.62 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,154.50 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,304,235.63 km

Next Full Moon: 20 October 2021

Taken in the early evening. There is a slightly green hue. This is due to the sun setting in the west with a yellow hue and a slight fog in the atmosphere. So there is light being reflected back from the surface of the Moon being seen through the filter of the atmosphere over Southern New England. 

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Fall's Glow Over The Dunes By Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/falls-glow-over-the-dunes Fall's Glow Over The Dunes

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Fall's Glow Over The Dunes 2021102 850_2019Fall's Glow Over The DunesThe dunes between Moonstone Beach and Trustom Pond on a sunny autumn late afternoon

If New England's foliage is the color and fire of Autumn, then the beach dunes are the glow. Walking among the dunes in the afternoon sun brings a happy, calm, warm smolder that warms the heart if not the air.

There is electrification and ionization in the air from the salt mists as the ocean waves pound. The smell mixes with the beach roses and their fruit creating a balance of sweet and bitter.

The protected dunes as seen here at Moonstone Beach add balance to the season. They complete and enhance the palette of seasonal color. And they stimulate the senses of sight, sound, and smell; all of which glow in the season.

The Glow Of The Dunes

The Glow Of The Dunes 20211002 850_2014The Glow Of The DunesThe dunes between Moonstone Beach and Trustom Pond on a sunny autumn late afternoon

Autumn's Glow In The Dunes

Autumn's Glow In The Dunes 2021102 850_2018Autumn's Glow In The DunesThe dunes between Moonstone Beach and Trustom Pond on a sunny autumn late afternoon

Fall In The Dunes

Fall In The Dunes 20211002 850_2011Fall In The DunesThe dunes between Moonstone Beach and Trustom Pond on a sunny autumn late afternoon

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Autumn Sunshine In The Heather by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-sunshine-in-the-heather Autumn Sunshine In The Heather

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Autumn Sunshine In The Heather 20211002 850_1497Autumn Sunshine In The HeatherAutumn sun shines through the reeds and the heather of Trustom Pond as the ocean mists blow across Moonstone Beach

The dune areas of Rhode Island's Moonstone Beach are known for their protection. There are times of the year when one cannot access the outlying areas at all.

There is an isthmus in these dunes between the ocean waves and Trustom Pond. Trustom Pond is actually a coastal lagoon and is a National Wildlife Refuge.

Several geographic features are combined in one place. This means that there are some unique views. Among these are the seagrasses that form. In the fall, they take on a drier stalk-like quality. And in the calm of Trustom Pond, these tall grasses filter the late afternoon sun. The eccentric view is enhanced by the salt mist of the pounding waves on the other side of the isthmus.

Fall color comes in all forms in Rhode Island. Sometimes, it takes on light brown and amber mixed with green in the heather and reeds.

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Reflecting By The Lake by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/reflecting-by-the-lake Fireplace In The Glow Of Sunset

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Fireplace In The Glow Of Sunset 20210907 850_9698Fireplace In The Glow Of SunsetA fireplace on Indian Lake in the light at the brink of sunset

When encountering a sunset, it's not all about the sunset. It's about the light. Don't only look at the sunset. Look at what the light is doing all around.

The light at sunset is different. It is softer. And as a result of that softness, the things around look more relaxing and pleasant. Shadows appear and colors change. And with this metamorphosis of light, our moods and attitudes change.

The light of sunset also gives us time for a pause before night falls. Reflection occurs, both literal and figurative. And while trees both reach for the light and surrender the day, we all take time to realize that this is renewal time. A time to review and say "Good Day" and look forward. A time for rest and renaissance.

Subtle Glow On Indian Lake

Subtle Glow On Indian Lake 20210907 850_9704Subtle Glow On Indian LakeThe subtle glow of early evening light as the trees reach out over Indian Lake

Reflections In Sunset Glow

Reflections In Sunset Glow 20210907 850_9726Reflections In Sunset GlowThe northeast shore of Indian Lake illuminated and reflected by the setting sun

Reflective Early Evening Moments

Reflective Early Evening Moments 20210907 850_9710Reflective Early Evening MomentsReflective early evening moments on Indian Lake

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Follow The Glow Of The Sun by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/follow-the-glow-of-the-sun Glow Of The Sun At The Lake Docks

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Glow Of The Sun At The Lake Docks 20210907 850_9711Glow Of The Sun At The Lake DocksThe glow of the setting sun peeks through the trees at Indian Lake

There are places where civilization and nature integrate in a seamless manner. Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island is one of those places.

Walking down to a grove of trees late in the day reveals the sun filtering through the greenery. It teases that there is much more. A dock shows that the sun is setting, teasing that there is something more to view. Turning about, the sun flares over the dock and some boats along the shore. And then the dock points to the setting sun and says, "Follow".

Point The Way Beyond The Trees

Point The Way Beyond The Trees 20210907 850_9715Point The Way Beyond The TreesThe docks points the way to the setting sun just behind the trees at Indian Lake

Flare Of The Setting Sun

Flare Of The Setting Sun 20210907 850_9718Flare Of The Setting SunThe setting sun flares over the docks at Indian Lake

Follow The Sun

Follow The Sun 20210907 850_9739Follow The SunViewing a dock as it leads to the setting sun on Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Rose In Velvet by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/rose-in-velvet Rose In Velvet

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Rose In Velvet 20211006 850_2086Rose In VelvetA rose blooming in early October takes on a velvet texture in the late afternoon light

A late fall afternoon. The light is peeking over the edge of the lake. And a rose reaches out in its bloom. The texture is velvet in the soft light. The glow is warm as the air cools.

There is a sense of Memento Mori as we know this is the last of the roses of the season. It is symbolic of life that is about to pass and life that will continue and renew. And this makes the rose all that much more precious.

Velvet Rose Of Autumn

Velvet Rose Of Autumn 20211006 850_2088Velvet Rose Of AutumnA rose blooming in early October takes on a velvet texture in the late afternoon light

Fall's Velvet Rose

Fall's Velvet Rose 20211006 850_2089Fall's Velvet RoseA rose blooming in early October takes on a velvet texture in the late afternoon light

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Conimicut Beachcombing by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/conimicut-beachcombing Conimicut Quahog Shell

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Conimicut Quahog Shell 20210914 850_0384Conimicut Quahog ShellA quahog shell upon the beach at Conimicut Point in Warwick, Rhode Island

Beachcombing seems simple, but can be a complex and fun learning experience. Rhode Island boasts more than four hundred miles of coastline. A lot of that area is the beach. So there is a lot of areas to comb.

Not all Rhode Island beaches are homogeneous as a group. In fact, there is a great deal of variety and diversity. They range from soft sand to course and then to rock. Life here possesses equal variety.

Where these photos are on Conimicut Beach, the sand is rougher. The shells have washed up and bleached, but are of the steamer clam and Quahog varieties. Scattered amongst these are oyster shells. These are the shells of the bay tossed up on the sand built upon a spit of land by the rushing tidal currents. The shells are worn and the ridges are made prominent by the sand and tide.

And given the sand and tide at Conimicut, one shell serves as a melancholy caution. A quahog shell that is part of a memorial for a life lost to the collapsing sand and rushing tide. Beachcombing is a learning experience, but we must respect the nature of these areas. Though they look calm, they are wild.

Conimicut Beach Clam Shell

Conimicut Beach Clam Shell 20210914 850_0382Conimicut Beach Clam ShellA clam shell partially buried in the sand at Conimicut Beach in Warwick, Rhode Island

Conimicut Oyster

Conimicut Oyster 20210914 850_0386Conimicut OysterAn oyster shell on Conimicut Beach in Warwick, Rhode Island

Clam Shell In Seaweed at Conimicut

Clam Shell In Seaweed at Conimicut 20210914 850_0391Clam Shell In Seaweed at ConimicutA clam shell in the seaweed at Conimicut Point in Warwick, Rhode Island

Quahog Memorial

Quahog Memorial 20210914 850_0392Quahog MemorialA quahog shell on an improvised memorial at Conimicut Point in Warwick, Rhode Island

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Surfcasting: That's How It's Done by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/surfcasting-thats-how-it-s-done-by-keith-r-wahl-made-from-ri-gallery Reeling In 1

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Reeling In 1 20210918 850_0864_ExportReeling In 1Reeling in while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Surfcasting is a sport on the Rhode Island shore. It combines some art, science, ability, learning, and a lot of fun. It is more than casting a line out and reeling it back in.

One needs to know what they are fishing for and what tackle will catch. Tackle or gear becomes a topic unto itself. The right pole, the right test of line, the right reel, and of course, the right lure or bait.

There is technique involved. The method of casting and putting the line where the fish are is different from the shore than from a boat. This means practice and skill.

But this is an "everyman" sport. Once one purchases the equipment, they own it. The beach is free (for the most part). Fishing gives access in Rhode Island (a clause in our constitution). At the end of the day (or evening), one has been in the open salty air and is going home with a meal. That's a great time.

Reeling In 2

Reeling In 2 20210918 850_0865_ExportReeling In 2Reeling in while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Reeling In 3

Reeling In 3 20210918 850_0866_ExportReeling In 3Reeling in while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Casting Out 1

Casting Out 1 20210918 850_0867_ExportCasting Out 1Casting out while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Casting Out 2

Casting Out 2 20210918 850_0868_ExportCasting Out 2Casting out while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Casting Out 3

Casting Out 3 20210918 850_0869_ExportCasting Out 3Casting out while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

Casting Out 4

Casting Out 4 20210918 850_0870_ExportCasting Out 4Casting out while surfcasting on East Beach in Charlestown Rhode Island.

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Ghostly Spider Crab by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/ghostly-spider-crab Ghostly Moonstone Spider Crab

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Ghostly Moonstone Spider Crab 20211002 850_2025_ExportGhostly Moonstone Spider CrabThe carapace of the ghostly sun-bleached remains of a spider crab in the late day autumnal sun of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A few manifestations occur in Fall. The light changes and becomes golden and soft as days shorten. This means that we appreciate the light of days more.

Another thing that Fall happening is we cannot help ourselves. Our thoughts turn to ghosts and other supernatural apparitions. It's childlike and innocent, so we embrace it for the moment, and then it flits away. 

While walking on the beach, watery ghosts met with golden sunlight. The carapace of a spider crab (Libinia emarginata). A carapace washed ashore and rendered inert from its once-living state. As the summer progressed, the sun-bleached its shell. And then the water helped the sand to encrust into its crevices.

But the finding of this ghostlike remain by our son also underscores something else. Beaches become interesting as summer wanes and crowds leave. The beaches are no longer dragged and shells and interesting natural items flourish. This gives us the time to observe and to learn. And our Fall thoughts turn to childlike curiosity, and this we grasp and nurture. 

Ghostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal View

Ghostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal View 20211002 850_2023_ExportGhostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal ViewThe dorsal carapace view of the ghostly sun-bleached remains of a spider crab in the late day autumnal sun of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Cards Pond Golden Autumn Sunset by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/cards-pond-golden-autumn-sunset Cards Pond Golden Autumn Sunset

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Cards Pond Golden Autumn Sunset 202101002 850_2071_ExportCards Pond Golden Autumn Sunset Mist rises off of Cards Pond and the glow of the autumnal setting sun is caught in the surrounding reeds.

Cards Pond in itself is unique. It is less of a pond and more of a coastal lagoon near Rhode Island's shoreline beaches. It sits in relative calm as the ocean waves crash and roar a few yards away.

In an autumn sunset, the unique beauty of the highlights stands out. The tide has risen to the point that the sunshine catches in every ripple on the water's surface. The drying reeds and heather capture the light in an orange glow.

The distinctive colors and the mood offer a stage whisper of "Fall!" And the stage that is set is one of peace and contentment. Enjoy the scene and be absorbed into the plot. It's worth being part of this performance and it will stay with your soul. 

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Seating Available by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/seating-available Seating Available

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Seating Available 20210926 850_1029_ExportSeating AvailableSeats are available for a spectacular view at the mouth of the Sakonnet River

The philosopher G. K. Chesterton had a lot to say about rocking chairs. He suggested that they were childish in a good sense of the word. That the fresh and facile usage of wood brought out the child in us. That the act of rocking itself was symbolic of a rocking horse. He said that this was all good because of the evocation of innocence and being easily pleased.

So we thought of these colorful chairs on the Sakonnet. Festooned in autumnal colors swaying in the wind. And we love the simple, rustic innocence of the display. And the inner youngster in us wants to sit in a chair and rock.

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Beach Kites Flying Above by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/kite-flying-above Kite Flying Above

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Kite Flying Above 20210918 850_0560Kite Flying AboveA kite flies in the stiff southwest breeze over East Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island

Colorful Squid Flying Above

Colorful Squid Flying Above 20210918 850_0563Colorful Squid Flying AboveA squid kite flying above the clouds in the warm southwest breeze at East Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Kite flying is something that completely captures the imagination. Imagination says what the kite should look like. Imagination says what the kite is at the moment. Imagination takes over when the kite is aloft and we imagine ourselves flying. And on such imaginary days, even a squid flies in clear blue skies. And when squids fly, we are truly free. 

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Be Happy by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/10/be-happy Be Happy

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Be Happy 20210926 850_1101_ExportBe HappyA pleasant little boat named "Happy" ashore in the fall. A wonderfully detailed little vessel with a custom stern board and appointments befitting a classic design.

"If you want to be happy, be."
~Leo Tolstoy

A little boat is on the beach at the conclusion of its boating season. The day blusters and it looks like it might enjoy skipping over the waves of the Sakonnet.

Someone cares for this little boat. So much so that they had an elaborate stern board crafted with gilded paint announcing its name. "Happy".

Looking at the boat and its classic lines, that is the emotion stirred. Happiness. The sheerline and the wineglass transom exude a pleasant response. "Happy" is an appropriate christening, indeed.

 

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First Colors by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/first-colors First Colors

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First Colors 20210918 850_0471_ExportFirst ColorsFirst colors showing in the grasses of Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

"Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything." – Robert Browning.

Where the first colors of fall will appear is always a mystery. The placement is always different. This photo is from a unique year.

The year in which this photo has been very wet. There was record-breaking precipitation throughout the summer. As the weather cools and there is less light, the chlorophyll breakdown in the leaves is later. The moisture delays the annual biochemical reaction in the trees.

If one looks lower, there are grasses along the shore of Worden Pond. This growth is much greater than in previous years. This is the area most shielded from the sun at the bookends of the day. This is where the first colors of autumn occur. And the edges of the pond are afire.

 

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Annaquatucket In Motion by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/annaquatucket-in-motion Annaquatucket In Motion

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Annaquatucket In Motion 20210921 850_0945Annaquatucket In MotionWater striking a rock at the falls on the Annaquatucket River, Hamilton, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Many of the falls in Rhode Island are remnants. They are legacies of a bygone time of manufacturing and New England mills. So it is on the Annaquatucket River. In this case, there are dam areas serving a small textile mill in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

These falls continue to move. Today, they are part of feeding a pond of lotus flowers. There is a fish ladder involved as well. But the river still moves. The river eddies, tumbles, falls, and adds liveliness to the landscape. The Annaquatucket continues writing its own rich story.

Splashing Falls On The Annaquatucket

Splashing Falls On The Annaquatucket 20210921 850_0946Splashing Falls On The AnnaquatucketWater striking a rock at the falls on the Annaquatucket River, Hamilton, North Kigstown, Rhode Island

Falls On The Annaquatucket

Falls On The Annaquatucket 20210921 850_0947Falls On The AnnaquatucketWater striking a rock at the falls on the Annaquatucket River, Hamilton, North Kigstown, Rhode Island

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Sakonnet Pumpkin by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/sakonnet-pumpkin Sakonnet Pumpkin

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Sakonnet Pumpkin 20210926 850_1034_ExportSakonnet PumpkinA pumpkin on a post on a sunny fall day in Little Compton, Rhode Island

There is a place in Rhode Island where rural farms roll down to the water. The water is the Sakonnet River, the "third passage" of Narragansett Bay. It is a place where nautical charm meets rural appeal.

Finding a driveway post that is actually a spile from the waterfront is not unusual at Sakonnet. Finding a fresh pumpkin from the field in Autumn is not out of the ordinary. They are highlights of the right season in the right place. Discovering the two together in a whimsical presentation is welcome.

The only question that we have is this. Does the salt air preserve the pumpkin as it sits in the sun? We hope that it does.

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Antique Roses After The Rain by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/antique-rose-after-the-rain Antique Rose After The Rain

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Antique Rose After The Rain 20210922 850_0949Antique Rose After The RainAn antique rose in Autumn after the rain

Autumn's roses take on an antique hue. It is no less beautiful, but not as radiant. In the rain, the color washes out. Soon the petals will fade and fall.

Are Autumn's roses sad? Not hardly. They are not as long-lived, so they are all the more precious. And we know that as they fall, they will become the bright Spring flowers of the next year. And we will look forward to their visit.

Fall's Antique Rose

Fall's Antique Rose 20210922 850_0951Fall's Antique RoseAn antique rose in Autumn after the rain

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Digging In by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/digging-in Digging In A

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Digging In A 20210918 850_0442_ExportDigging In AScouts digging in as they paddle out from shore on Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

One of the joys in life is seeing children grow and succeed. To see them do things with independence and competence. At the same time, seeing them work together as a family and team. One manner in which they do this is a recreational activity that encompasses skills.

So in full disclosure, I am writing about my sons. This series of canoeing photos displayed are of them. I watched them executing paddling out from shore in a canoe on their own and I beamed. They did so well on their own that I photographed their performance as art in performance.

These photos are both personal and general. In general, I love seeing boat handling activities performed well and with experienced confidence. Personally, these are my sons, and I am proud of them.

Digging In B

Digging In B 20210918 850_0443_ExportDigging In BScouts digging in as they paddle out from shore on Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Digging In C

Digging In C  20210918  850_0444_ExportDigging In CScouts digging in as they paddle out from shore on Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Digging In D

Digging In D 20210918  850_0445_ExportDigging In DScouts digging in as they paddle out from shore on Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Digging In E

Digging In E  20210918 850_0446_ExportDigging In EScouts digging in as they paddle out from shore on Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Paddle Power by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/paddle-power Paddle Stroke

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Paddle Stroke 20210918 850_0442_ExportPaddle StrokeCanoe paddle stroke as it comes out of the water

Paddling is the act of propelling a watercraft using a paddle. The paddle is also used to steer and navigate the vessel. The act of paddling a canoe is for pleasure or exploration.

Paddling is a beautiful act when performed well. The single blade of the paddle dips into the water, pushes deeper, and moved with the stroke. Then the artful act of pulling the paddle back out of the water without checking momentum occurs.

As the paddle pulls from the water, the forces of cohesion to and adhesion of the water to the paddle bring water in contact with air. In the day, the sun will light the clear water as it slips back into its element.

All in all, the act of paddling is a beautiful thing.

Paddle Splash

Paddle Splash 20210918 850_0444_ExportPaddle SplashPaddle splash in the sunshine

Paddling Swirl

Paddling Swirl 20210918 850_0445_ExportPaddling SwirlPaddling and reflections

 

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Sand And Spray In A Southwest Breeze by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/sand-and-spray-in-a-southwest-breeze Sand And Spray In A Southwest Breeze 

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Sand And Spray In A Southwest Breeze 20210918 850_0882Sand And Spray In A Southwest Breeze A stiff southwest breeze blows sand and spray across East Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island

Not every day at the beach is cleat and sunny. When the southwest breeze pipes up, the spray whips up off the tops of the waves. When the humidity is high the spray suspends in the air. At this point, the air maintains a salty smell and even a taste.

Lower in the air in this southwest wind mix is light beach sand. The sand gathers around the feet in small clouds. It hangs there in little puffs as one walks.

For one moment, one looks and considers the waves and their sounds in the wind. Henry Beston in living the life of "The Outermost House" comes to mind. "The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices that of the ocean is the most awesome, beautiful, and varied."

 

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Perfect And Spectacular Reflection by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/perfect-and-spectacular-reflection

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

~ Soren Kierkegaard

Reflections In Worden Pond

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Reflections In Worden Pond 20210918 850_0480Reflections In Worden PondReflections of the sky above and the grasses growing in Worden Pond, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Reflections are a matter of Physics. The angle of incidence is the same as the angle of reflection. When one reaches the water, there is a physical duality to the term of reflection. Here we experience the reflection of light and of the small waves themselves. The mirror surface reflection of light is an example of "spectacular reflection".

Observation of the clouds in the water's surface gives rise to "reflective thinking". This is the consideration of the larger context. The implications of an experience or action. It is the consideration of our feelings and reactions to the experience.

So it is on a warm, sunny day at Worden Pond. It's more of a lake than a pond, but those watery definitions are fluid. The grasses wave in the gentle waves. The greenery and the clouds reflecting from above. And as the seasons and times change, we can take some time to think. Perfect and spectacular reflection.

Mirror Views On Worden Pond

Mirror Views On Worden Pond 20210918 850_0484Mirror Views On Worden PondReflections of the sky above and the grasses growing in Worden Pond, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Reflective Worden Pond

Reflective Worden Pond 20210918 850_0486Reflective Worden PondReflective Surface Of Worden Pond

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First Leaf On The Ground by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/first-leaf-on-the-ground

"Days decrease, and autumn grows, autumn in everything."

~ Robert Browning

First Leaf On The Ground 

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First Leaf On The Ground 20210918 850_0415First Leaf On The Ground A leaf on the ground as Autumn begins

A Leaf Falls

A Leaf Falls 20210919 850_0418A Leaf FallsA leaf has fallen to the ground as Autumn begins

As the weather changes and summer turns to autumn, leaf chlorophyll production diminishes. Chlorophyll production depends upon warm and sunny weather. Once autumn begins, the levels of chlorophyll within a leaf begin to break down. This means that the green color fades. This action reveals the natural carotenoids left behind in the leaf. These carotenoids color the leaves in their natural red and orange.

Carotenoids act like chlorophyll. But in contrast, they absorb green and blue light and reflect red and yellow light. The result creates the wonderful orange colorations of Autumn. Like chlorophyll, carotenoids begin to degrade at a similar time but do so at a much slower rate. As a result, they are the dominant factor in determining the color of autumnal leaves.

These leaves won the race to the ground. More will follow. But not too quickly we hope; we want to enjoy them as long as we can. 

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Walking Out Of Summer And Into Fall by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/walking-out-of-summer-and-into-fall Hiking Boots At Rest 

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Hiking Boots At Rest 20210918 850_0522Hiking Boots At Rest Hiking Boots set at rest while camping in early Fall

Flip Flops On The Sand

Flip Flops On The Sand 20210918 850_0897Flip Flops On The SandLate afternoon sunlight highlights a pair of flip flops on East Beach, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Seasons do not change as if switched on or off like a light switch. There is more of a gradual change from one weather pattern to another. The sunset becomes earlier minute by minute. The sunrise follows suit in becoming later. The temperature has a gradual decline in the morning and evening. The days are still filled with strong sunlight.

So too seasonal activities change. On a single day, hiking boots slip off to go canoeing on a lake. Later, flip-flops are cast aside to run into the ocean on the beach. Soon, we will only stroll the beach (save for the surfers in wetsuits). Leaf peeping will be the thing to do.

In the meantime, we enjoy the gradual changes. They remind us of what the rhythm of life should be and we revel in the newness of each day.

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Harvest Moon 2021 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/harvest-moon-2021 Harvest Moon 2021

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Harvest Moon 2021 20210920 DSCN1212Harvest Moon 202120 September 2021 Phase: Full Moon Illumination: 100% Moon Age: 14.28 days Moon Angle: 0.51 Moon Distance: 388,844.71 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 150,200,158.43 km

Harvest Moon or Full Corn Moon? Which is it? In late September 2021, it is both. The nomenclature all centers around the Autumnal Equinox.

In ancient times, seasonal change followed the lunar month rather than the solar year. The solar year is the twelve months tracked in our contemporary calendar.

Most years, the September Full Moon is the Harvest Moon. This particular name is given to the Full Moon which is closest to the September equinox, which is the start of the fall in astronomy. The astronomical seasons do not match up with the lunar month. Therefore, the month of the Harvest Moon varies. Usually, it occurs in September, but every three years, it is in the month of October.

Fun Fact: The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.

20 September 2021
Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 14.28 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 388,844.71 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,200,158.43 km

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Camouflage Crab In The Sand by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/camouflage-crab-in-the-sand Camouflage Crab In Sand

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Camouflage Crab In Sand 20210918 850_0862Camouflage Crab In SandThe tiniest of crabs skittering in the sand with natural camouflage.

Look close! Pay attention! Skittering across the sand is a small crab. Almost impossible to see if not moving. Not even the size of the second phalanx of an adult human thumb. The color of the sand itself is in perfect camouflage.

This little crab is one of the most amazing samples of marine life. A source of wonder. As we look from above, we understand the meaning of the reflection "...all creatures great and small."

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Moored In Seaweed Cove by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/moored-in-seaweed-cove Moored In Seaweed Cove

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Moored In Seaweed Cove 20210908 850_9836Moored In Seaweed CoveAlong the shore at Seaweed Cove. There is amazingly clear water due to the tidal currents.

What is a cove? In technical terms, it is a sheltered inlet.

What does a mariner look for in a cove? Well, it starts with "good water". That means that there is water that is deep enough to navigate but shallow enough to anchor or moor in.

The water in a mariners cove is clean. There is enough of a tidal current to refresh the water and keep it clean. This also inhibits marine growth on boats. Then we look at when moon tides occur to assure that there is no flooding or grounding in the tidal cycle.

A good cove has protection from the weather. In the northeast United States, we look for protection, especially from the northeast. The northeast is where the heavy storms come from. We look to the northwest in summer weather as this is where thunderstorms approach. The southwest is the direction where summer winds pipe up in the afternoon.

In the end, everyone appreciates the scenes that a cove paints. When a mariner likes a cove, more will come. Boats will moor there. Houses and services will pop up. People want to visit these places. And in the end, it becomes a scene out of storybooks and artistic masters.

Protected Cover And Summer Clouds

Protected Cover And Summer Clouds 20210908 850_9833Protected Cover And Summer CloudsSeaweed Cove in South Kingstown, Rhode Island as clouds move in from the northwest on a summer day

Bright Summer Day In Seaweed Cove

Bright Summer Day In Seaweed Cove 20210908 850_9832Bright Summer Day In Seaweed CoveA late, bright summer afternoon at Seaweed Cove in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Seaside Lifescape by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/seaside-lifescape Seaside Village Lifescape

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Seaside Village Lifescape 20210908 850_9913Seaside Village LifescapeWalking in Matunuck by the water, looking across yards at sunset as roses continue their late summer bloom and gulls fly.

There is a common trope, "If you're lucky enough to live on the water, you're lucky enough." This describes island and seaside village life in Rhode Island and New England. As I have spent a lot of my life traveling the shoreline and islands of New England, I have confirmed this thought.

This is why I love visiting areas such as Mutunuck. It is that seaside village life down the road. It's almost like a little bit of an island without boarding a ferry.

Evening light is ever-changing, but always scenic. People are meticulous in taking care of their homes. This creates a sense of calm in these communities. This is the place to take a walk after a long day. To hear the waves, to smell the salt air mixed with floral perfumes. To see the calm, subtle pastel light. These are experiences to seek out. This is the best of life.

Early Evening At The Deep Hole Dunes

Early Evening At The Deep Hole Dunes 20210908 850_9905Early Evening At The Deep Hole DunesAn early evening view from the Deep Hole dunes

Pale Sunset At Deep Hole

Pale Sunset At Deep Hole 20210908 850_0025Pale Sunset At Deep HoleAn early evening view from the Deep Hole dunes

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Sailor's Valentine Disassembled by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/sailors-valentine-disassembled Sailor's Valentine Disassembled 

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Sailor's Valentine Disassembled 20210914 850_0364Sailor's Valentine Disassembled An assortment of shells (a scallop shell highlighted) washed up on the beach at Conimicut Point, Warwick, Rhode Island

Are you familiar with the idea of a sailor's valentine? For the uninitiated, a sailor's valentine is a form of shell craft. It's a sentimental gift made using large numbers of small seashells.

Late in the Age of Sail (about 1830 to 1890), sailor's valentines flourished. The sailors would make these creations to bring home to loved one's.

What I love about these creations is that they are of the imagination. One walks on the beach and finds masses of shells. Then one becomes creative. From disorder comes order. Something beautiful and wonderful becomes more so.

So here at Conimicut Beach (Warwick, Rhode Island), this is not a mere pile of shells. It's an expression to loved ones waiting to happen.

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Making The Ocean Mist by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/making-the-ocean-mist Breaking Waves At Matunuck

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Breaking Waves At Matunck H 20210908 850_9975Breaking Waves At Matunuck HLate summer evening waves as a storm moves in at Matunuck. The sun is trying to set among the clouds in the distance as the waves roll to shore among the brightly colored rocks.

There are many photographic techniques for displaying waves. Some techniques make the waves smooth and blurred. This is not my way.

My way of displaying waves is starker. They are individual punches. I want the viewer to view the power and even the danger of these waves. They are not nice. They are not friendly. In fact, to the uninitiated (and even the familiar), these waves are dangerous. I want the viewer to know this.

The danger of these waves does not diminish their beauty. We should feel awe in their raw natural power. Even the sun changes the highlights as the clouds move above. The light shadows, highlights, and occults in the changing sky.

And that is how they make the namesake Ocean Mist. Powerful waves pounding on rocks and spewing plumes of spray into the air.

Breaking Waves At Matunuck

Breaking Waves At Matunck S 20210908 850_9986Breaking Waves At Matunuck SLate summer evening waves as a storm moves in at Matunuck. The sun is trying to set among the clouds in the distance as the waves roll to shore among the brightly colored rocks.

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NB: I take steps to protect myself and others in photographing dangerous scenes. At the shore, I plot the tide, wear appropriate apparel, and protect my gear. I observe the period and amplitude of the waves before photographing. Most of all, I find a safe place and choose the appropriate lens to keep myself from danger. I also have someone present to look out for me (thank you to Jen, my wife).

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Cygnus Narcissus by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/cygnus-narcissus Cygnus Narcissus

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Cygnus Narcissus 20210914 850_0278Cygnus NarcissusA swan touching the water at the point of his refection.

Narcissus is the Greek mythological hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia. He was so enamored with his own beauty that he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water.

Swans (of the genus Cygnus) is among the largest waterfowl. Their visage is one attributed with beauty and grace.

Here in the Namquid area of Warwick, Rhode Island, we find a swan in clear water. He is dipping his head to their own reflection. This earns this swan the appellation for this image, "Cygnus Narcissus".

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Misty Evening by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/misty-evening Misty Evening

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Misty Evening 20210908 850_9997Misty EveningEvening near the landmark Ocean Mist at Matunuck

September's Misted Skies

September's Misted Skies 20210908 850_0001September's Misted SkiesEvening near the landmark Ocean Mist at Matunuck

The eastern evening sky of September shows new colors. This is in sympathy with the embellishment on land. The sun begins an earlier descent and the sun's light skips off the water and sky.

When the cloudy mists at an eponymous, iconic Matunuck namesake, the mists combine. The music plays in syncopation with the waves. The result is a mellisonant, colorful echo of the summer on the beach.

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Sprung Lobster Boat Forefoot by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/sprung-lobster-boat-forefoot Sprung Lobster Boat Forefoot

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Sprung Lobster Boat Forefoot 20210911 850_0076Sprung Lobster Boat ForefootThe sprung forefoot of a wooden lobster boat. Keel, Stem, and deadwood are viewed in clear separation. The bottom paint flaking with dried marine growth.

Boats, even after having reached their life's denouement, provide learning opportunities. A wooden lobster boat set up on poppets in a local boatyard provides one of these lessons.

Here we see the structure of the forefoot of the vessel. The wood was dry and sprung. The keel meets the stem and the deadwood filler is in clear view.

The bottom paint of the boat is in thick layers. It appears that much of it is still an obsolete copper base. Small marine growth (barnacles) are presently showing the effectiveness of the bottom paint.

The keel is "hogged" and sagging. Knuckles in the side suggest cracked frames within. This boat will not be coming back. Some would suggest that it is better used as firewood. Firewood would not be an environmental possibility though.

There is something of an aesthetic appeal in seeing this open lesson. It's something that I can show to our boys of my former marine surveyor life. And it is a way to show wooden boat construction.

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Clean And Clear At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/clean-and-clear-at-the-pier Clean And Clear At The Pier 

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Clean And Clear At The Pier 20210903 850_9348Clean And Clear At The Pier Clear clean water and beautiful clouds at the Narragansett Pier

Clouds Over The Narragansett Pier

Clouds Over The Narragansett Pier 20210903 850_9345Clouds Over The Narragansett PierA day of pleasant clouds at the Narragansett Pier

Old piers are places of many stories. The days of steamships landing and watering as they carried passengers. Thousands of fishing adventures. Sunrise personal reflections. Sunset strolls, hand in hand. Moments of taking a lunch break to look at the water. The watching of the storm swept waves crashing.

And sometimes, it is a moment for families to walk together and enjoy a late summer day. It is connecting and talking over the sun and clouds and water. Like my son and I on this day.

This is a place to build memories. And it is a place to come back to and create even more.

See more on this area here Made From RI Gallery | Puffy Clouds At The Seawall by Keith R Wahl
and here Made From RI Gallery | Clouds Pointing The Way by Keith R Wahl

 

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Anchors Dropped At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/anchors-dropped-at-the-pier Anchors Dropped At The Pier

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Anchors Dropped At The Pier 20210821 850_9072Anchors Dropped At The PierAnchors dropped at the dock in preparation for Storm "Henri"

Close Aboard And Anchors Dropped

Close Aboard And Anchors Dropped 20210821 850_9079Close Aboard And Anchors DroppedAnchors dropped at the dock in preparation for Storm "Henri"

Anchors aweigh at the pier. Why is that?

A storm is coming. These anchors deploy from a sprit off of the bow. If they were to dangle as waves and wind, they could damage. Further, on the bottom, they become a source of stability if needed.

Chances are if boat owners or their representatives are not aboard, they are nearby. If something is necessary, including loosing the anchors and leaving the dock, they will do so. It is the last resort, but pulling vessels away from a pier to avoid rolling storm damage is always an option.

Storm planning is all about thinking about the continencies of what might happen. Then having the discretion to select the proper contingency. Then, having the fortitude to execute in the midst of the storm.

This is why we hear sailors telling storm stories. It is a form of both reliving their adventures and teaching the next generation.

See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here: 

Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Activity In Galilee by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Calm And Tension In Galilee by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Trawlers And Storm Clouds by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Doubling Up Lines by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Entering Galilee Ahead Of A Storm by Keith R Wahl
 

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Dance of Peace In September Clouds by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/dance-of-peace-in-September-clouds Dance of Peace In September Clouds 

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Dance of Peace In September Clouds 20210907 850_9686Dance of Peace In September Clouds "Dance of Peace" by Anne Mimi Sammis at Narragansett Town Beach. September clouds floating above

Dance of Peace And Bright September Sun

Dance of Peace And Bright September Sun 20210907 850_9632Dance of Peace And Bright September Sun"Dance of Peace" by Anne Mimi Sammis at Narragansett Town Beach. September clouds floating above

Twenty years ago, this is how life looked. It was a gorgeous September day. Bright sun, puffy white clouds, low humidity, and a moderate temperature. Perfect walking weather.

Walking was then and remains my past-time. It was something I did to escape work at lunchtime and then with my dog when I came home in the evening. This day and September evening seemed like nothing in the world could be better. If one could pick a day where they could freeze time, this would be the day.

But time moves whether we want it to or not. September 10 of 2001 became September 11. While September 11 was a beautiful weather day, it contained other horrors. None of our lives would ever be the same. If we were not affected by that day, we know someone who was. Tears. Wailing. Loss (even years after the event). They all visited us that day.

So, I choose to take a moment to remember September 10, 2021. I choose to treasure a peaceful moment. A joyful dance that is frozen in a blissful moment. I choose to long for that moment again. And I choose to find images to remind me of that moment before the world changed for us all. It's my way of honoring all of those we lost; to remember and hold to that piece of life before it changed. 

Written on September 10, 2021.

See more about the sculpture artist here: Anne Mimi Sammis

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Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Skies by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/dancing-on-the-waves-under-bright-skies

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"

~ Martha Graham

Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Skies

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Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Skies 20210907 850_9691Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Skies"Dancing On The Waves" by Anne Mimi Sammis at Narragansett Town Beach. September clouds floating above

Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Cloudy Skies

Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Cloudy Skies 20210907 850_9687Dancing On The Waves Under Bright Cloudy Skies"Dancing On The Waves" by Anne Mimi Sammis at Narragansett Town Beach. September clouds floating above

Narragansett Beach's southern end has a walkway dotted with some familiar sculptures. Of those, "Dancing On The Waves" by Anne Mimi Sammis is one.

On a bright early September day, white clouds have moved in. This sculpture enchants the imagination as one examines the sculpture. One can imagine themselves dancing on the significant waves. Free without a care in the world.

We need these moments special moments. Those moments when we open ourselves to the possibilities of how we would feel if we could dance on the waves. If you find yourselves by these sculptures, walk around them. Look not at them but all around from all angles. You will appreciate the feeling.

See more about the sculpture artist here: Anne Mimi Sammis

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Summer's Life Ring by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/summers-life-ring Summer's Life Ring

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Summer's Life Ring 20210907 850_9745Summer's Life RingThe life ring on the lake picks up the rays of the late summer sunset. On Indian Lake in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

We took a walk the other evening. The sun is still setting after seven o'clock. The timing of the astronomical event still denotes summer in our minds. Evening walks are a thing in the summer.

As we approached the lake, we noted the life ring in the light of the setting sun. The "throwable device" (as we refer to it shipboard) could use some brightening up, we noted. It appears that the sun agreed.

There was nobody splashing at this moment. Most of those who would be swimming are now back in school and doing homework. But it is nice to see this little symbolic lifeline to summer still active as fall approaches.

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Vintage Modern Dunes Club by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/vintage-modern-dunes-club Vintage Modern Dunes Club

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Vintage Modern Dunes Club 20210907 850_9678Vintage Modern Dunes ClubA vintage view in modern times at the Dunes Club in Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Dunes Club is a historic private beach club on Narragansett Beach. While some might say that it sits on Narragansett Bay, this is only partly true. The property meets the Pettaquamscutt River, the line of demarcation for Narragansett Bay.

The clubhouse is a colonial revival structure. The original design is from architects Kenneth M. Murchison and Thomas Pym Cope. The structure has been on the list of the National Register of Historic Places since 2015. The beach itself is eternal and the public passes at the tide line.

Seen in this featured photo on a late summer day under puffy clouds. The image was one that seems to be from another time. Subtle breezes, puffy clouds overhead, and umbrellas on display. All that is missing are the strains of Cole Porter in the air.

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Labor Day After Six by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/labor-day-after-six Labor Day After Six 

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Labor Day After Six 20210906 850_9627Labor Day After Six The last moments as the summer beach season closes at Roger Wheeler State Beach

It's after six o'clock in the evening. Labor Day. The "end of summer". That's an unofficial designation, of course, but still effective in practice.

The lifeguards are leaving. A beach manager says to that reliable employee, "I could have never done this summer without you." They are walking to their cars to go for the last time (this year).

People linger. They cling. They want summer to stay. They look east rather than west. For once, they don't want to see the sunset. That would make the ending more realistic. Still, the bittersweet flavor sets into the waning light.

The shadows cast off the lifeguard chair. Tomorrow, the chair will move into storage, and the snow fence will start to sprout. But for the moment, the chair is a symbol of summer that remains.

Passing the vacant and empty ice cream stand, a stark realization occurs. The frosty summer treats are not more. But the little structure makes a promise that they will be back. But not tomorrow.

That's a wrap for this summer. We will look back with fondness deep in December.

Labor Day Evening Ice Cream Stand

Labor Day Evening Ice Cream Stand 20210906 850_9630Labor Day Evening Ice Cream StandThe ice cream stand at Roger Wheeler State Beach on the last of Labor Day.

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A Current Depiction by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/a-current-depiction A Current Depiction

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A Current Depiction 20210905 850_9411A Current DepictionElectric meters on display

This is a current photo taken as I was walking along. At first, I had some internal resistance to taking the shot, but I decided that it was current. Call it metering of personal power.

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Clouds Pointing The Way by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/clouds-pointing-the-way Clouds Pointing The Way

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Clouds Pointing The Way 20210903 850_9351Clouds Pointing The WayClouds point the way from the pier to the seawall in Narragansett

The clouds above are pointing in a direction, figurative and conceptual. They are definitely late summer clouds. Large and puffy, they are symbols of the cusp of the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.

It is as if the clouds are saying, "We are moving towards Fall, but it is not here yet! The beach is over there. Take to your feet! Walk to that warm sand! You belong there! Feel the water on your feet. Treasure these warm moments!"

So we walked to the beach. We followed, my son and I. We followed the calling of the clouds over Narragansett.

Clouded At The Pier

Clouded At The Pier 20210903 850_9354Clouded At The PierA clouded daytime view from the Narragansett Pier

See more of the subject photos here: Made From RI Gallery | Puffy Clouds At The Seawall by Keith R Wahl

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Puffy Clouds At The Seawall by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/puffy-clouds-at-the-seawall Puffy Clouds At The Narragansett Seawall

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Puffy Clouds At The Narragansett Seawall 2021 0903 850_9341Puffy Clouds At The Narragansett SeawallPuffy September clouds at the Narragansett Seawall. The beach roses are clinging on to summer as the clouds transition to fall.

On a day in early September, we have a mix of summer and fall. The beach rose is still green and blooming, but the rose hips are more prominent and in need of harvest. The beach is sun-drenched and warm, but the puffy clouds are saying that a new season is around the corner.

Soon the beach will close for the season. We will still visit. "Closed" means that the beach season has passed for most. The beach season never ends for us; it only experiences gentle change.

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The Evening Beach Path's Tale by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/curved-beach-path Curved Beach Path

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Curved Beach Path 20210722 850_8101Curved Beach PathA curved path amongst the dunes at Scarborough State Beach

The path is often curved. Sometimes graceful, but never straight, and always interesting. The textures shift as the path moves. But the view at the end is always worth the trip.

Beach Path

Beach Path 20210722 850_8080Beach PathAn evening walk along Scarborough State Beach. A path to the beach.

End Of The Grass Lined Path

End Of The Grass Lined Path 20210722 850_8081End Of The Grass Lined PathLate day or early evening in the curved path that leads to Scarborough State Beach

Seagrass Views

Seagrass Views 20210722 850_8086Seagrass ViewsSeagrass views at the beach under evening skies

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Evening Calm In The Dunes by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/calm-beach-evening Calm Scarborough Evening

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Calm Scarborough Evening 20210722 850_8087Calm Scarborough Evening A calm evening on the north end of Scarborough State Beach.

Dunes, Water, And Sky

Dunes, Water, And Sky 20210722 850_8108Dunes, Water, And SkyExploring the many dimensions of the beach. Sand dunes, water, and sky.

There is a calm about evening at the beach. There are those who seek many forms of explanation for this phenomenon. For me, it is the accumulated empirical; it works. When I need to unwind, I seek the beach in the evening. That is my place.

The varying pathways to explore, the variety of colors and texture, and the sounds. They take a thousand cares away. The view into the infinite across the horizon puts life in perspective.

I try to reflect this in these photographs. I had a recent affirmation that it is succeeding. At least it is for one person. A professional acquaintance of my wife saw us at an art show. She received comments back that the photos were a reminder of this concept. In fact, they perused these pages over their lunch. Later, this person related that they shared the website with another fellow professional.

There is no higher compliment than this type of appreciation. It's nice to know that the concept being conveyed is coming across to others. 

 

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Waxing Crescent Moon 3 September 2021 by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/waxing-crescent-moon-3-september-2021 Waxing Crescent Moon 3 September 2021

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Waxing Crescent Moon 3 September 2021 DSCN1197Waxing Crescent Moon 3 September 2021During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise. Phase: Waning Crescent Illumination: 14% Moon Age: 25.98 days Moon Angle: 0.50 Moon Distance: 396,195.43 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 150,870,519.44 km

During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before sunrise.

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 14%
Moon Age: 25.98 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 396,195.43 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,870,519.44 km

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Old Horse In The Sun's Glow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/old-horse-in-the-suns-glow Old Horse In The Sun's Glow

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Old Horse In The Sun's Glow 20210805 850_8512Old Horse In The Sun's GlowA Kentucky horse that has been retired to the pasture.

Someone once said that if you want a stable relationship, get a horse. When that old friend grows older, one still needs to care for them.

We see that care of this old horse here. In the fields of Kentucky, relaxing in the late afternoon sun. His curried coat is as glowing as the intelligence in his eyes.

He has cared for others in his years. It is nice to see that he is being cared for in his later years.

An Old Horse In The Late Afternoon

An Old Horse In The Late Afternoon 20210805 850_8507An Old Horse In The Late AfternoonA Kentucky horse that has been retired to the pasture.

See more about this wonderful old horse and his life in our previous post: Made From RI Gallery | Wisdom From An Old Horse by Keith R Wahl

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Wisdom From An Old Horse by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/9/in-timothy-and-clover In Timothy And Clover

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In Timothy And Clover 20210806 850_8762In Timothy And CloverA Kentucky horse that has been retired to the pasture.

Life changes. It transitions. It evolves. This wizened horse knows this. He observes it in his pastures, under his tree, next to his barn.

This horse has seen his share of work. He is now granted days in the pasture. His hay is of fresh Timothy and Clover. But he knows how to work that patch for its full worth. And he knows when to move on to the next patch.

The old horse offers some great lessons for the rest of us. He offers gentle lessons daily under the late day sun. We should take note and listen to his experience and sapience.

Working A Patch Of Grass

Working A Patch Of Grass 20210806 850_8766Working A Patch Of GrassA Kentucky horse that has been retired to the pasture.

Moving To A New Patch Of Grass

Moving To A New Patch Of Grass 20210806 850_8768Moving To A New Patch Of GrassA Kentucky horse that has been retired to the pasture.

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Pre-Storm Activity In Galilee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/pre-storm-activity-in-galilee Pre-Storm Activity In Galilee

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Pre-Storm Activity In Galilee 20210821 850_9050Pre-Storm Activity In GalileeBoats in port and preparing for the onset of Storm Henri. The sun is setting and the clouds are casting eerie shadows

Unloading the last catch and all the gear before the storm. Are these people overexcited? Overcautious? No. This is the preparation that one takes when it is one's boat and your family's business. It is also what happens when the intensity and duration of the incoming storm are unknown. 

In modern terms, this is business continuity preparation and planning. It is what prevents disaster recovery operations. I have worked in the maritime and information technology worlds. I learned the processes applied in information technology from the maritime world. Although the stakes in the maritime world are higher.

Pre-Storm Clouds Reflected At Sunset

Pre-Storm Clouds Reflected At Sunset 20210821 850_9060Pre-Storm Clouds Reflected At SunsetThe setting sun in Galilee highlights pre-storm clouds which are reflected in the water below casting an eerie glow

Murky Clouds Reflected In Water

Murky Clouds Reflected In Water 20210821 850_9058Murky Clouds Reflected In WaterThe murkiness of the oncoming storm is reflected in the oddly calm water below in Galilee

See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here: 

Made From RI Gallery | Calm And Tension In Galilee by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Trawlers And Storm Clouds by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Doubling Up Lines by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Entering Galilee Ahead Of A Storm by Keith R Wahl
 

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Calm And Tension In Galilee by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/calm-and-tension-in-galilee Calm And Tension In Galilee

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Calm And Tension In Galilee 20210821 850_9055Calm And Tension In GalileeThe sun sets, the clouds of Storm Henri move in and tensions rise in the calm before the storm

Clouds before a storm take on unusual shapes. They are starker because there is less altitude between them and the water. The sense of tension increases with the calm of the water and the reflective highlighting by the sun.

The water becomes a mirror of emotions. The entire fleet in port makes for great photographs, but poor economics. The tensions before the storm are not only safety, but survival for family boats. It means days of worrying about their boats and livelihood. And even when the storm passes out to sea, relief though it is on land and in port, that is the fishing ground. The tension is not quite over yet.

Pre-Storm Evening Eeriness

Pre-Storm Evening Eeriness 20210821 850_9052Pre-Storm Evening EerinessEeriness as the sun sets on Galilee on the night before Storm Henri

Eerie Clouds Over Galilee

Eerie Clouds Over Galilee 20210821 850_9054Eerie Clouds Over GalileeEerie clouds moving in over Galilee as the sun sets on the evening before Storm Henri

See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here: 

Made From RI Gallery | Trawlers And Storm Clouds by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Doubling Up Lines by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Entering Galilee Ahead Of A Storm by Keith R Wahl
 

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Trawlers And Storm Clouds by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/trawlers-and-storm-clouds Trawlers And Storm Clouds

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Trawlers And Storm Clouds 20210821 850_8977Trawlers And Storm CloudsTrawlers docked as Henri's storm clouds approach

The ceiling drops as the clouds roll in. They are dramatic, creating tension. They form a blanket over the area, holding in the tropical heat like a blanket. They keep the earth's warmth from radiating into space. They wrap the humidity close to the ground and water.

The water remains calm on the night before Storm "Henri". This is that proverbial calm before the storm. This is the moment when all the preparation that can be done has been done. It is the time of waiting before the first winds of the storm and hoping for the best.

Amassing Storm Clouds Over Galilee

Amassing Storm Clouds Over Galilee 20210821 850_8970Amassing Storm Clouds Over GalileeAmassing storm clouds as Storm Henri approaches Galilee

Threatening Above And Calm Below

Threatening Above And Calm Below 20210821 850_8980Threatening Above And Calm BelowThreatening Above And Calm Below

 

See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here: 

Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Doubling Up Lines by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri by Keith R Wahl

Made From RI Gallery | Entering Galilee Ahead Of A Storm by Keith R Wahl
 

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Doubling Up Lines by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/doubling-up-lines Doubling Up Lines

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Doubling Up Lines 20210821 850_8972Doubling Up LinesAt the docks in Galilee on the evening before Storm Henri. All lines are doubled up.

Owners of fishing boats do certain things on the night before a storm makes landfall. Double up lines. Secure everything on the vessel that is loose or that can move. Check everything they have done. Check everything again.

Once the vessel is as secure as one can imagine, check the weather. Look at the clouds. Read the water. And then wait.

As the boat owners wait, they try to stay as calm as possible. Staying calm while adrenaline is building and the barometer drops is a skill one learns. This is the life of the fisherman.

Storm Skies Loom

Storm Skies Loom 20210821 850_8982Storm Skies LoomOn the night before Storm Henri, fishing boats are docked and secured in Galilee

Storm Prep In Galilee

Storm Prep In Galilee 20210821 850_8974Storm Prep In GalileeClouds form overhead as fishing vessels prepare for Storm Henri

See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here: Made From RI Gallery | Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl

 

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Evening Sunlight Painting The Port by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/evening-sunlight-painting-the-port Evening Sunlight Painting The Port

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Evening Sunlight Painting The Port 20210817 850_8933Evening Sunlight Painting The PortEnd of summer day marine traffic in Galilee and Jerusalem at Rhode Island's Port of Galilee

Jerusalem Painted Summer Evening

Jerusalem Painted Summer Evening 20210817 850_8939Jerusalem Painted Summer EveningBoats moving about in the Port of Galilee in the early evening as the setting sun paints the colors of the scene

There is a well-known soul tune about sitting on the dock of the bay. It's all about the rhythms and cycles of one life as well as life in general. Though somewhat melancholy, it is a song that has become classic. It expresses common experience in a musical story; not quite a ballad but very close. The accounting is that the song came to be as the writer sat on his houseboat.

So it is in late August stopping off in Jerusalem as the sun sets. First, the sun is setting earlier. We can tell by the colors of the sun on the returning M/V Block Island. The discussion on the pier is no longer about plotting the next day's adventure. The conversation is turning to the hustle of planning the return to school.

So at the pier, there is an air of summer passing melancholy, the working Port of Galilee continues it rhythm. The ferries come and go on schedule. Pleasure boats move to their respective docks. Charter fishing boats unload their charges with the pride of the day's catch. But we need to disagree with one thing; this beautiful scene painted by the setting sun is not a waste of time. And it is a pleasure to make this dock our home. 

Late Day Galilee Arrival

Late Day Galilee Arrival 20210817 850_8950Late Day Galilee ArrivalThe eastward view to Galilee as the sun sets in the west. The ferry and a pleasure boat arriving to end the day.

The Sun Paints The Port

The Sun Paints The Port 20210817 850_8955The Sun Paints The PortA summer day concludes in the Port of Galilee, painted by the light and colors of the setting sun

Painted Port In Early Evening

Painted Port In Early Evening 20210817 850_8962Painted Port In Early EveningThe moon rises overhead as boats settle in at Jerusalem. A summer evening where the setting sun paints the scene

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Late Afternoon At The Beach by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/late-afternoon-at-the-beach Late Afternoon Western Beach Sky

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Late Afternoon Western Beach Sky 20210817 850_8862Late Afternoon Western Beach SkyAs the late August sun descends at East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Late afternoon walking at the beach. The air is pleasant, the colors bright, the waves are active, and the views unobstructed. Pastels form in the descending sun and little birds hop from place to place amongst the seaweed on the sand. Thousands of footprints have left their impressions from the day's activity. Step lively there lest your unclad foot finds a jellyfish washed ashore.

Departing, night rises with a glimpse of the moon. The sky streams in sympathy with the waves and the grasses on the dunes. The beach in the evening is a perfect place.

Clouds And Beach Dunes

Clouds And Beach Dunes 202100817 850_8842Clouds And Beach DunesClouds and sky in the dunes on a late summer day. The footprints of the crowds remain.

Footsteps And Jellyfish

Footsteps And Jellyfish 20210817 850_8864Footsteps And JellyfishA close thing. A near step on a jellyfish among the seaweed on the beach

Beach Birds Settle In The Seaweed

Beach Birds Settle In The Seaweed 20210817 850_8883Beach Birds Settle In The SeaweedBirds settle in the seaweed late on a summer day at East Matunuck State Beach

Rise Of Evening

Rise Of Evening 20210817 850_8893Rise Of EveningRise Of Evening along the beach

Beach Structures Against The Sky

Beach Structures Against The Sky 20210817 850_8896Beach Structures Against The SkyBeach structures against the sky at East Matunuck State Beach late on an August Day

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August Light Hugs by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/august-light-hugs August Light Hugs A Browning Cottage 

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August Light Hugs A Browning Cottage 20210824 850_9324August Light Hugs A Browning Cottage The late afternoon light of August, storm Henri still in the air, surrounds the famed Browning Cottage of Matunuck Beach

In late August, the light in the late afternoon changes. It stirs bittersweet emotions in that change. We know that the astronomical phenomena of days are growing shorter. We also know that summer grows short and the hustle of work-life commences with the start of school. Summer and its change of routine and lesser stresses are coming to an end.

So, we walk the beach, clinging to this time. We savor this tick of the clock. We want to treasure every bite of this sumptuous meal that is set before us.

So as we walk in Matunuck, we are careful to observe the habiliments of late summer afternoon light. We wear it as a comfortable beach towel. The sun of late August hugs this delicate placement of iconic architecture. And in turn, it is reassuring us that it will come back again and that all is okay. And we relish these moments.

August Light Highlights A Browning Cottage

August Light Highlights A Browning Cottage 20210824 850_9322August Light Highlights A Browning CottageThe late afternoon light of August, storm Henri still in the air, surrounds the famed Browning Cottage of Matunuck Beach

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The Coast Guarded by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/the-coast-guarded Guarding From Above

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Guarding From Above 20210823 850_9233Guarding From AboveA US Coast Guard passing over Rhode Island Sound as storm Henri moves away from the area

One day after storm "Henri" made landfall in Rhode Island. A US Coast Guard helicopter makes sweeps over the coast. The USCG Barque Eagle passes the same coast under bare poles (no sails set). One is active in actually guarding the coast. The other is active in the mission of training those officers who will do so in the future. In both cases, we know our coast is in good hands. "Semper Paratus!"

Eagle Beyond the Rocks

Eagle Beyond the Rocks 20210823 850_9189Eagle Beyond the RocksThe USCG Barque Eagle passing under bare poles off of the Narragansett shore on Rhode Island Sound

Eagle Beyond the Rocks In Profile

Eagle Beyond the Rocks In Profile 20210823 850_9189 close upEagle Beyond the Rocks In ProfileThe USCG Barque Eagle passing under bare poles off of the Narragansett shore on Rhode Island Sound

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Pre-Storm Story by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/pre-storm-story Pre-Storm Story

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Pre-Storm Story_20210821_850_9074Pre-Storm StoryA workboat is hauled up and on its trailer. The lobster traps are hauled up and ashore. This is the scene before a summer cyclonic storm in Southern New England

If I had to pick one photo to tell the story of what happens before a storm on the waterfront, this would be the one. The nervous energy of hauling boats and lobster traps is here. The sensitivity of a working livelihood is here.

In the distance, gathering storm clouds gather to the south. The sun sets to the west casting long, uncertain, shadows, wondering what is to come. Even the sign on the telephone pole indicates that there is only one way to go now.

Storm Henri arrived the next day on August 22, 2021. There were power outages. There was a high degree of maritime damage. And we are hopeful that these preparations preserved these livelihoods. But that was up to the storm.

This is Rhode Island's waterfront. And this is their story of working to survive.

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Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/carol-jean-ahead-of-henri Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri

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Carol Jean Ahead Of Henri_20210821_850_9003Carol Jean Ahead Of HenriThe M/V Carol Jean on approach inside the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri

The ferry ride on the evening ahead of a storm can be interesting. For the crew, there is a healthy level of caution. For the passengers, there is ebullient emotions. For the vessel, it may be a rugged trip in the leading waves.

As the M/V Carol Jean arrives in Galilee, I would see the skipper working the throttles. The tidal current pushed from astern making maneuvering an interesting topic.

The journey across the sound was successful. The ferries swelling with vehicles and humanity. Time to double up dock lines and wait for the oncoming cyclonic event.

Carol Jean's Entry Ahead of Hurricane Henri

Carol Jean's Entry Ahead of Hurricane Henri_20210821_850_9006Carol Jean's Entry Ahead of Hurricane HenriThe M/V Carol Jean on approach inside the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri

Carol Jean Pre-Henri Evening Run

Carol Jean Pre-Henri Evening Run_20210821_850_9007Carol Jean Pre-Henri Evening RunThe M/V Carol Jean on approach inside the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri

Carol Jean With Jerusalem Off The Bow

Carol Jean With Jerusalem Off The Bow_20210821_850_9009Carol Jean With Jerusalem Off The BowThe M/V Carol Jean on approach on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri

Carol Jeans Arrival At Galilee

Carol Jeans Arrival At Galilee_20210821_850_9011Carol Jeans Arrival At GalileeThe M/V Carol Jean on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri

Carol Jean's Stern Quarter Entering Galilee

Carol Jean's Stern Quarter Entering Galilee_20210821_850_9022Carol Jean's Stern Quarter Entering GalileeThe M/V Carol Jean on the stern quarter entering the Port of Galilee on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri. A safe arrival.

Carol Jean Safe Arrival

Carol Jean Safe Arrival_20210821_850_9027Carol Jean Safe ArrivalThe M/V Carol Jean on the stern quarter entering the Port of Galilee on the evening run ahead of Hurricane Henri. A safe arrival.

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Entering Galilee Ahead Of A Storm by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/entering-galilee-ahead-of-a-storm Small Boat Entering Galilee

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Small Boat Entering Galilee_20210821_850_8991Small Boat Entering GalileeA few hours before Hurricane Henri, clouds gather and the inbound current boils as a small boat enters the Port of Galilee

On a Saturday evening in August, with a Hurricane turning offshore, small boats come into Galilee. The clouds are gathering with the landfall of the hurricane about twelve hours away. The difference in size reminds us of how great the sea and storm are, and how small the boats are in comparison.

Sun Penetrating Pre-Storm Clouds

Sun Penetrating Pre-Storm Clouds_20210821_850_9000Sun Penetrating Pre-Storm CloudsA few hours before Hurricane Henri, clouds gather and the inbound current boils as a small boat enters the Port of Galilee

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Departing The Beach As The Sun Sets by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/departing-the-beach-as-the-sun-sets Departing The Beach As The Sun Sets

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End Of Beach Day Feelings

End Of Beach Day Feelings_20210817_850_8899End Of Beach Day FeelingsAs the summer sun sets at East Matunuck State Beach, the beach day closes

Are sunsets overrated? Well, not per se, they are not. But they need deeper consideration.

I have considered my thoughts at sunset. To me, the colors evoke a sense of bittersweetness in cases such as we display here. A late summer sunset as we leave the beach. A storm front moving in. Someone forgot their purple flip-flops, which they may never see again.

The yellow-orange light of late days is different than it was earlier in the summer. We know that summer is changing, and the time of playing on the beach is a few short days away. But we linger and take last looks, hugging our love of this place. Because the feeling of the summer beach is something we need to hold on to. It will sustain us in the months to come.

So the physical sunset from the beach is something more, anchoring us to these places. Sunsets are not overrated. Sunsets are enhancements, elevating our emotions. By holding on to these, we never truly depart from these places. 

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Wickford Wooden Fishing Boat by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/wickford-wooden-fishing-boat Fishing Boat and Paddleboarder Passing

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Fishing Boat and Paddleboarder Passing_20210720_850_7980Fishing Boat and Paddleboarder PassingThe F/V Hilda & Helen tied up in Wickford Cove as an evening paddleboarder passes by

What people love about Wickford and Wickford Cove is its blending of old and new. Exemplified by a paddleboarder passing a wooden dragger on a summer evening. In that background is Wickford Shipyard (an old stomping ground of mine). Pleasure boats lined up as they are apt to be in the boating season.

When the boating season ends in October or November, this noble workhorse will be there. Worn from work and beautiful lines, the wooden fishing boat will still be plying its trade. When the paddleboard is stored in the garage, the fishing vessel will be there. And the character of Wickford Cove will be there too!

Alongside In Wickford Cove

Alongside In Wickford Cove_20210720_850_7987Alongside In Wickford CoveThe F/V Hilda & Helen tied up in Wickford Cove on a summer evening

Wickford Cove Summer End Of Day

Wickford Cove Summer End Of Day_20210720_850_7981Wickford Cove Summer End Of DayThe F/V Hilda & Helen tied up in Wickford Cove as an evening paddleboarder passes by

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A Rooster's Pose by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/a-roosters-pose A Rooster's Pose

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A Rooster's Pose_20210805_850_8552A Rooster's PoseA Rooster's Pose

There are a variety of reasons to take a photograph. There is a myriad of reasons that a photograph is interesting. And sometimes it is something personal that makes one smile.

And herein we have the tale of a rooster. He was posing in classic form in the barnyard with all the bravado that a rooster has. 

And then my personal nostalgia kicked in. My mother, at heart, was a farm girl, brought up on a Massachusetts farm. She lived the life of waking up early and gathering eggs and tending to chickens. She was a child of the World War II era. Her father was also manager of the local grocery and would sell the chickens for Sunday family meals.

My paternal grandfather (her father-in-law) appreciated this hard-working quality in my mother. Being an artist, Grandpa acquired a breadboard and refinished the item. Then he painted a portrait of a rooster on the board, then gifted the piece to my mother.

That breadboard with the rooster hung in my mother's kitchen (make no mistake, this was her domain). The rooster looked almost exactly like this one that we encountered on a Kentucky farm. Even the pose is the same.

That is a reason to take a photograph.

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The Sun Melts The Sky Over Succotash Marsh by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/the-sun-melts-the-sky-over-succotash-marsh

"Softly the evening came

with the sunset."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Sun Melts The Sky Over Succotash Marsh

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The Sun Melts The Sky Over Succotash Marsh_20210817_850_8923The Sun Melts The Sky Over Succotash MarshThe sun melts the sky over Potter Pond and Succotash Pond

Most iconic photos of sunsets over marsh areas come from south of the Mason-Dixon line. The views are of the southeastern United States. We must spend some time looking deeper into our beautiful country.

In Rhode Island, some of the same views. In winter, the views are mysterious and full of purples and greys. In summer, such as here, they are verdant with bright yellows and oranges.

In each time, each thoughtful view is beautiful. And they soft softly usher in the evening with a sunset.

Nature's Art At Succotash Marsh

Natures Art At Succotash Marsh_20210817_850_8926Natures Art At Succotash MarshPainting the sky as the sun sets over Succotash Marsh and Potter Pond

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Southeasterly On Succotash Marsh by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/southeasterly-on-succotash-marsh

"Today, we must realize that nature is revealed in the simplest meadow, wood lot, marsh, stream, or tidepool, as well as in the remote grandeur of our parks and wilderness areas."

Ansel Adams

Southeasterly On Succotash Marsh

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Southeasterly On Succotash Marsh_20210817_850_8917Southeasterly On Succotash MarshThe southeasterly evening view over Succotash Marsh with the buildings of East Matunuck State Beach in the background

Off of Succotash Road, there is a derivational namesake marsh and peninsula (point). This is an area that knits saltwater ponds, coves, harbors, and the beach together. This marsh serves as "nature's sponge" as the tides rise and fall. Without the marsh, the lands would flood and human habitation would not occur.

Unfortunately, as people rush to the beaches, they rarely observe the marsh. The marsh gives us opportunity and life and deserves more attention. It is the area that provides a habitat for wildlife and fish. And the marsh makes human maritime pursuits and recreation possible.

And here, in the early evening light, the marsh is spectacular.

Succotash Marsh To Jerusalem

Succotash Marsh To Jerusalem_20210817_850_8914Succotash Marsh To JerusalemThe easterly evening view over Succotash Marsh with Jerusalem in the background

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Impasto Skies At Succotash Marsh by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/impasto-skies-at-succotash-marsh Impasto Skies At Succotash Marsh

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One thing that shows itself true on a regular basis. That is that the Rhode Island shore in and of itself is public art.

On the evening in question, there was a weather front moving in. The sky possessed turbulent clouds. As the sun began its descent, it lit up the sky.

Now, understanding that the landscapes of Vincent Van Gogh. He would paint with quick, broad strokes as was his signature style. He would also paint straight out of the tube, layering the paints in a style know as Impasto.

This brings us back to our scene. The light comes across Succotash Marsh in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. It appears as a sky painted in haste with layers and swirls. It is natural art to contemplate and relax with.

Painted Sky Over Succotash Marsh

Painted Sky Over Succotash Marsh_20210817_850_8910Painted Sky Over Succotash MarshThe sun sets over Succotash Marsh

Framed Sunset At Succotash Marsh

Framed Sunset At Succotash Marsh_20210817_850_8906Framed Sunset At Succotash MarshThe sun sets over Succotash Marsh

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Sunflowers At The Morning Ceremonies by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/sunflowers-at-the-morning-ceremonies Sunflower At Attention

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Sunflower At Attention_20210803_850_8187Sunflower At AttentionThe morning sun paints the sky and a sunflower pays attention

Watching sunflowers early in the day is like watching a ceremony. They arise. They acknowledge the sun and the sky. They bow awaiting their knighthood of the day. Then they stand resolute as they attend to their charges in the field. All in all, sunflowers prove themselves noble.

Resolute Sunflower

Resolute Sunflower_20210803_850_8174Resolute SunflowerThe sunflower hosts bees in the early morning in Ashland, Kentucky

Sunflower Coronation

Sunflower Coronation_20210803_850_8178Sunflower CoronationA sunflower knighted by the sun awaits the morning coronation

Sunflower Acknowledging The Sky

Sunflower Acknowledging The Sky_20210803_850_8160Sunflower Acknowledging The SkyA sunflower acknowledges the sky as the sun rises in Ashland, Kentucky

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The Awakening Sunflower's Kindness by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/awakening-sunflower Awakening Sunflower

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Someone said that a kind word is like a sunflower. I can see that. An open smiling face. Ready to see everyone. Like the sunshine. As similes go, not too bad.

Sunflower Turning To The Morning Sun

Sunflower Turning To The Morning Sun_20210803_850_8185Sunflower Turning To The Morning SunBees gather on a sunflower as it turns to face the morning sun

Sunflower Greeting

Sunflower Greeting_20210803_850_8210Sunflower GreetingSunflower greeting early in the morning

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A Sunny Greeting by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/a-sunny-greeting A Sunny Greeting

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A Sunny Greeting_20210803_850_8195A Sunny GreetingA sunflower in Ashland, Kentucky opens to the early morning

There is something about sunflowers that always grabs attention. On this occasion, waking up and climbing out of a tent, the view was undeniable.

Seeing sunflowers in a camping area has a certain meaning. A sunflower follows a form of the circadian rhythm. They close down and renew in the evening. In the morning, they look a little disheveled. In all eventuality, they seek the sun and rise up seeking the day's renewal. And they do this as individuals, in spite of what the others might be doing.

The fact that sunflowers are bright and beautiful is beside the point. Their anthropomorphic smiles brighten the morning.

Opening To The Morning

Opening To The Morning_20210803_850_8197Opening To The MorningA sunflower in Ashland, Kentucky opens to the early morning

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Wickford Catboat by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/wickford-catboat Wickford Catboat

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Wickford Catboat_20210720_850_8034Wickford CatboatMoored catboat on a hazy summer evening in Wickford Cove

Nothing will make me stop and acknowledge its existence faster than a Catboat. Nothing. Ask my wife.

Now a Catboat in Wickford Cove, well that doesn't stop me any faster. Although, I take a more nostalgic notice.

This is nothing less of a classic. It's fiberglass, yes. It has a yachting style dodger. But the coloring, design, sail configuration, and wood trim still make one take notice.

With this Catboat, I have more memories. Yes, I did sail cats in and out of Wickford (even participating in a few races). I also remember this boat's Dartmouth, Massachusetts designer, and builder.

It's a Catboat in Wickford Cove on a calm and hazy summer evening. That means that there is something right in a turbulent world.

Catboat Between Spiles

Catboat Between Spiles_20210720_850_8029Catboat Between SpilesA catboat tied off between spiles in Wickford Cove

Reflecting On Wickford Cove

Reflecting On Wickford Cover_20210720_850_8044Reflecting On Wickford CoveBoats in evening reflections on a calm Wickford Cove

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Early Morning Kentucky Pastoral by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/early-morning-kentucky-pastoral Early Morning Kentucky Pastoral

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Early Morning Kentucky Pastoral_20210805_850_8589Early Morning Kentucky PastoralA pastoral morning viewing west with morning dew as the cows graze in the distance

They called it a fog in Kentucky. It was not fogging to us, the Rhode Islanders with a lifetime on the water. We could see through this. No, to us it was not a fog but a mist.

A mist adds texture to a tableau. A fog blots it out. The mist enhances the beauty of a scene for a short while. Then the rising sun will burn it off and the day moves forward.

No, this was a short-term cool blanket that settled on the fields. It dances over the hay as the "mooing" cows graze. It enhances the scene and encourages the pastoral view. And the peace of it all is resounding.

Pre-Breakfast Pastoral

Pre-Breakfast Pastoral_20210805_850_8585Pre-Breakfast PastoralA pastoral morning viewing west with morning dew as the cows graze in the distance

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Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/daylight-waxing-crescent-moon Distant Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon

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Distant Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon_20210814_DSCN1189Distant Daylight Waxing Crescent MoonPhase: Waxing Crescent Illumination: 37% Moon Age: 6.16 days Moon Angle: 0.55 Moon Distance: 365,215.80 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 151,516,443.99 km

Why are we so fascinated by the Moon in the daytime? Because the sun sees your body. The moon sees your soul.

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%
Moon Age: 6.16 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,215.80 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,516,443.99 km

Closer Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon

Closer Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon_20210814_DSCN1190Closer Daylight Waxing Crescent MoonPhase: Waxing Crescent Illumination: 37% Moon Age: 6.16 days Moon Angle: 0.55 Moon Distance: 365,215.80 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 151,516,443.99 km

Closest Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon

Closest Daylight Waxing Crescent Moon_20210814_DSCN1191Closest Daylight Waxing Crescent MoonPhase: Waxing Crescent Illumination: 37% Moon Age: 6.16 days Moon Angle: 0.55 Moon Distance: 365,215.80 km Sun Angle: 0.53 Sun Distance: 151,516,443.99 km

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Looking Up To Better Thoughts by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/looking-up-to-better-thoughts Looking Up At Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church

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Looking Up At Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church_20210805_850_8673Looking Up At Little Hope Missionary Baptist ChurchLittle Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Cave City Kentucky

I love stumbling on something that evokes an image of a pleasant memory. I will preface by knowing that this is not a little brown church. But, it is easy to imagine that it was when Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church was first founded in 1842.

"There's a church in the valley by the wildwood, No lovelier spot in the dale; No place is so dear to my childhood As the little brown church in the vale."

So, we pulled over to see this church. It is of a design and size that brings forward a thoughtful sense of innocence. The thought of a childlike, trusting countenance. It's a place that we long to be and a state that we often desire. And when we find that state in a rushed and frenzied world.

"Come to the church in the wildwood, Oh, come to the church in the vale; No spot is so dear to my childhood As the little brown church in the vale."

For me, it brings me back to a children's choir. My grandfather tapping his knee in the front pew as we sang. Smiling. Nodding. Dearest memories of childhood.

"How sweet on a clear Sunday morning, To list to the clear ringing bell; Its tones so sweetly are calling, Oh, come to the church in the vale."

Clouds Above Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Clouds Above Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church_20210805_850_8679Clouds Above Little Hope Missionary Baptist ChurchLittle Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Cave City Kentucky

"The Church In The Wildwood" or "The Little Brown Chruch" was written by William S. Pitts, MD (1830-1918). The full public domain lyrics and his story may be found here: The Little Brown Church | Hymnary.org

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Summer's Road by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/summers-road Early Evening On Summer's Road

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Early Evening On Summer's Road_20210812_850_8821Early Evening On Summer's RoadLooking down Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Heading south on Route 1, the discussion always takes place, "Which turn do I make?" "Well, the one marked for Theater By The Sea," is the answer. Matunuck Beach Road. Summer's road.

This is summer's road. Well, at least in Rhode Island it is. When one takes the turn around from south to north (always a dicey proposition), you're on the way to summer.

Pass the stone wall and corn, so much corn, along the way. The roads are lined with traditional stone walls. Summer is almost there. Forget the air conditioning and open the windows. Can you smell the salt air?

In the end, a decision comes. Do we go to Theater By The Sea for a show? Or the beach? Either way, it's a good decision. You're on summer's road and you cannot go wrong.

Easing Down Summer's Road

Easing Down Summer's Road_2021-812_850_8822Easing Down Summer's RoadLooking down Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Green River Clouds by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/green-river-clouds Green River Clouds

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GreenRiverClouds1_20210804_850_8469Green River CloudsThe clouds drift and the sun shines on the Green River as observed from the overlook of Mammoth Cave National Park

Our sea-level conditioned legs climbed the hills. We walk and work our legs on a regular basis, but the effort is still evident. The forest vistas are brilliant as we traverse the area.

We find ourselves on an overlook. The clouds are plentiful. As often occurs in mountains and hills, the clouds cast shadows on the rolling hills as they pass. The effect is reminiscent of our sea-level swells and chop. We take in the view with few words as the animals pass, they too watching the clouds.

 

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Framed By Trees At The Golden Hour by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/framed-by-trees-at-the-golden-hour

“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”

~ Daniel Webster

Framed By Trees At The Golden Hour

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Framed By Trees At The Golden Hour_20210805_850_8559Framed By Trees At The Golden HourA barn framed out by trees at the evening golden hour in a pastoral scene

There is a rural spot in Kentucky named Horse Cave. The total town population is about 2,250 persons. We did not see statistics on the numbers of cows and horses, but we suspect that they might exceed that.

What do people do when they visit Horse Cave? They camp. They spelunk. They hike. They enjoy the rural scenery. They unwind and relax.

And this is what the "golden hour" and sunset allow one to do. Relax and enjoy the scenery. The sun descends beyond the mountains and casts a beautiful glow. Trees and barns reflect the glow as the cows let out their "moo". As the sky turns orange, the campfire is lit. And a rural peace envelops the town like a favorite blanket.

Pastoral Golden Hour

Pastoral Golden Hour_20210805_850_8571Pastoral Golden HourA pastoral view at the Golden Hour

Rural Horse Cave Sunset

Rural Horse Cave Sunset_20210805_850_8580Rural Horse Cave SunsetSky of the setting sun in Horse Cave, Kentucky

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Late Day Pine Cones by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/late-day-pinecones

"As sunbeams stream through liberal space

And nothing jostle or displace

So waved the pine tree through my thought

And fanned the dreams it never brought."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Late Day Pine Cones

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Late Day Pinecones_20210805_850_8493Late Day PineconesPinecones in the late day Kentucky sun

Walking as the sun begins its descent, we happened upon a grove of pine trees. The pines in Kentucky were both familiar and different from where we live. The pine cones have spikes and are larger than our more familiar species from home.

We are more than a thousand miles from home. We are at a higher elevation than our sea-level norm. These differences stimulate our minds and appreciate what we know as much as what we learn.

Illuminated Pine Cones

Illuminated Pine Cones_20210805_850_8488Illuminated Pine ConesPinecones in the late day sun

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Morning Breaking In Ashland by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/morning-breaking-in-ashland Morning Breaking In Ashland

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MorningBreakingInAshland_20210803_850_8228_editedMorning Breaking In AshlandClimbing out of a tent and seeing morning break over Ashland, Kentucky

We travel for new perspectives, new views, and new knowledge. We travel for the view of the sun breaking as we climb out of our tent while dry camping in Ashland, Kentucky. Waking up to fold up a tent flap and seeing the sun break the sky before a caffeine infusion is amazing. This is a change of perspective projected over the tree tops.

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The Light In The Shaft by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/the-light-in-the-shaft The Light In The Shaft

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The Light In The Shaft_20210805_850_8632The Light In The ShaftUnderground shaft at Mammoth Cave

Viewing down a deep shaft at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. This is where beauty, drama, mystery, adventure, curiosity, and geology meet. It's a story of a few words and thousands of years.

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Ready To Go by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery https://www.madefromrigallery.com/blog/2021/8/ready-to-go Inflatable Ready To Go

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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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Transom Highlights_20210628_850_5841Transom HighlightsTransom Highlights

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.

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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

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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

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

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