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Tough Luck Corner

I was out for a drive with my sister and father during a visit with them in Arizona in April 2015.

We turned a corner and I spotted this abandoned convenience store at the intersection of Arizona routes 87 and 287 in a wide spot in the road named La Palma. 124 more words


Essex Land Girls

  Reading this very interesting book about the Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Essex England.during the First and Second World Wars.  And thinking of my ancestors who lived in this part of England centuries before these conflicts.


Barn Yard

I love these big Ohio barns. Working in this manner with ink and watercolor gives me a chance to do a rural form of urban sketching. 41 more words

Ralph Parker Art

Silver Mornings

There is something in the stillness of an autumn morning
when strands of silver mist hover
above the surface of pond and creek,

something silent and soothing… 195 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Paintings by Dian Der Ohanian Phillips in RCAA's Westminster Village Outreach Gallery

River City Art Association member Dian Der Ohanian Phillips of Terre Haute is the featured artist in November and December in RCAA’s Outreach Gallery at Westminster Village in Terre Haute, Indiana. 228 more words

River City Art Association

Muted Welcome to Pennsylvania

On the interstate highways, Pennsylvania welcomes visitors with large signs that seek to brand the state with whatever image campaign is in vogue.

When I lived in Pennsylvania, the theme was “America starts here.” The current signs sport the slogan “State of Independence.” 99 more words


Sunset on a Wisconsin Farm

Wisconsin bills itself as the dairy state or America’s dairy land. A lot of milk that those cows produce winds up being made into cheese. 57 more words

Sunset Colors