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#FineArtFriday: Mount Adams by Albert Bierstadt

Quote from Wikimedia Commons: Albert Bierstadt enjoyed great success in the years surrounding the Civil War, producing finely detailed vistas of nature’s splendor in majestic canvases that were similarly invested with significance beyond their surface appearance.

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Love your life

Tuesday when I was driving home it happened to be just the right time to experience those few moments known as “the Golden Hour” –when the sun is just at the point on the horizon that the light is redder and softer than usual. 238 more words

1911: Autumn Leaves

From the December 9, 1911 issue of The Outlook:

A number of years ago I was invited to visit a friend who lived at a large and beautiful country-seat on the Hudson.

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the mountains are in us

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun,—a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal. 26 more words

1870: Storm in the Mountains

Albert Bierstadt: Storm in the Mountains (c. 1870) (source)