Spring is just around the corner now and the winds are blowing in its beauties as we see flowers begin to peek out of the ground. As we return home after travel, we are reminded by these beauties that there is surely is no place like home. Our Art on Canvas series of florals in HDR (“Oh So Pulchritudinous”) features our own Promise Gardens and florals from gardens in the US and abroad. Tulips are design favorites and whether in HDR, DRI or as shot, they make beautiful pieces of art on canvas, metal and display beautifully in galleries. If you love florals, gardens and landscapes, visit the Biltmore Estate for their Festival of Flowers and other flower shows and create beautiful photographic art!*
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Gone were but the Winter,
Come were but the Spring,
I would go to a covert
Where the birds sing;
Where in the white-thorn
Singeth a thrush,
And a robin sings
In the holly-bush.
Full of fresh scents
Are the budding boughs,
Arching high over
A cool green house:
Full of sweet scents,
And whispering air
Which sayeth softly:
“We spread no snare;
“Here dwell in safety,
Here dwell alone,
With a clear stream
And a mossy stone.
__Christina G. Rossetti
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* You can visit our JayJacy.com and JacyJoyPals.com sites for more on our art prints and galleries. This image is from our Promise Gardens and is a large canvas that is a wonderful conversation piece and showstopper!
One of the most beautiful places in the United States to photograph is the Commonwealth of Virginia and a favorite during the autumn season. The variety of trees and foliage, its mountains, hills and parks make the autumn colors the perfect subject each year for travelers and especially photography lovers who can find beauty in the foliage everywhere in abundance.
Virginia is rich in history and beauty. For HDR-DRI photographers, it is pure joy in shooting. Grab your gear and come and join us this fall season.
“Lo, ’tis autumn; Lo, where the trees, deeper green, yellower and redder, Cool and sweeten Ohio’s villages, with leaves fluttering in the moderate wind; Where apples ripe in the orchards hang, and grapes on the trellis’d vines; (Smell you the smell of the grapes on the vines? Smell you the buckwheat, where the bees were lately buzzing?) Above all, lo, the sky, so calm, so transparent after the rain, and with wondrous clouds; Below, too, all calm, all vital and beautiful—and the farm prospers well.”
The beauty of sunrise draws us even closer as we look out at over two feet of new-fallen snow and temperatures in the teens. We long for warm sunny days and crystal clear breezy nights. Soon they will be here to welcome our visits. This image is another of the “Art on Canvas ‘Sunrise-Sunset’ Collection” available soon on the website.
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“WAKE: the silver dusk returning
Up the beach of darkness brims,
And the ship of sunrise burning
Strands upon the eastern rims.
Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.
Up, lad, up, ’tis late for lying:
Hear the drums of morning play;
Hark, the empty highways crying
“Who’ll beyond the hills away?”
Towns and countries woo together,
Forelands beacon, belfries call;
Never lad that trod on leather
Lived to feast his heart with all.
Up, lad: thews that lie and cumber
Sunlit pallets never thrive;
Morns abed and daylight slumber
Were not meant for man alive.
Clay lies still, but blood’s a rover;
Breath’s a ware that will not keep.
Up, lad: when the journey’s over
There’ll be time enough to sleep.”
_Reveillé – A. E. Housman. 1859