Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From the sketch book


This is a sketch of Raynards Lake, every fall the water level is low and makes a great place to go to look for artifacts.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snow on Nov.22


All though it's a little early it is not unusual to have snow in November. I think it surprised the sheep as they are still eating green grass. It should melt in a couple of days.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last Winter



Here are some pictures from winters past. Just to remind myself that winter can be beautiful and mystical!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

sketches

Here are a couple of sketches relating to the "Lord of the Rings" out of my sketch book I carry around with me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dostoevsky

Here is a paragraph from "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoevsky that speaks to our society and the trouble it is in. This is Fr. Paissy speaking to Alyosha.

"Remember, young man, unceasingly," Father Paissy began,
without preface, "that the science of this world, which has be­come a great power, has, especially in the last century, analysed everything divine handed down to us in the holy books. After this cruel analysis the learned of this world have nothing left of all that was sacred of old. But they have only analysed the parts and overlooked the whole, and indeed their blindness is marvellous. Yet the whole still stands steadfast before their eyes, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Has it not lasted nineteen centuries, is it not still a living, a moving power in the individual soul and in the masses of people? It is still as strong and living even in the souls of atheists, who have destroyed everything! For even those who have renounced Christianity and attack it, in their inmost being still follow the Christian ideal, for hitherto neither their subtlety nor the ardour of their hearts has been able to create a higher ideal of man and of virtue than the ideal given by Christ of old. When it has been attempted, the result has been only grotesque. Remember this especially, young man, since you are being sent into the world by your departing elder. Maybe, remembering this great day, you will not forget my words, uttered from the heart for your guidance, seeing you are young, and the temptations of the world are great and beyond your strength to endure. Well, now go, my orphan."

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ravens


Here is a pencil sketch from a few winters back from my studio window . The Ravens were waiting for me to fill the feeder.