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Rock Bridge Window On The Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - The grain in the rock reveals the flow of water. The tide rushing in and out, the watery drill revealing its flow. It's as if a celestial being desired an open window to Narragansett Bay, willing the tides to open the aperture. We appreciate the view.

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Rock Bridge Window On The Bay


Rock Bridge Window On The BayA rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.




The Rock Bridge


The Rock BridgeA rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.




A rock bridge is seen at low tide on the shore of Jamestown, Rhode Island's Fort Getty.

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Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indian Run Reservoir and its trails are in the heart of the "urban" part of the "suburban" village of Wakefield, Rhode Island. At one time in the not so distant past, it was part of a "rural route". An oasis of trails surrounding a reservoir fed by a myriad of rivers and streams. Snowed in and frozen in the winter.

It's cold, but I walk anyway. The air is bracing and clean. The sights are as sensational as a summer day.

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Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And Snow


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Classic Narragansett Beach Fence by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Classics. Classic views, classic scenes, classic imagery are concepts that appear around our home. We escaped to take a walk on the beach before a snowstorm and found so much.

The beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island is a few short miles from our home. It's a place that we are familiar with, but it changes a great deal in a short time. Wind and wave of winter storms did not erode but instead shifted the contours of the beach (and more photos to come).

Encapsulating the changes was the shifting of one fence. It captured the sun and cast shadows in a wonderful way. Grasses on the dunes and clouds scudding in the background. A classic view sustaining until summer comes again.

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Narragansett Beach Fence


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Sunday Morning Walk In The Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Sunday morning snow that is falling gentle on the ground, on the lake, on yourself. This is the perfect time to take a walk with the family.

Sights seen every day have changed. Clean, bright, and pristine. The lake covered, roads made clean, snow-covered roofs, fields leveled with snow.

In muffled footsteps, the world made new and still. This is the gift of New England in winter.

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Snow Covered Country Road

A snow-covered country road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
 


Snow Covered Country RoadA snow-covered country road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island




Cabin In Snow

A cabin is seen in its seeming natural element as the snow falls in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Cabin In SnowA cabin is

Serene Cards Pond Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Walking away from Moonstone Beach in the late afternoon, I look to the east, to my right. Looking upward in the wires, I look to check for fishing lines and a lure. They are there, always different, but always there from someone's errant cast.

This is Card's Pond. This is on the small pedestrian causeway that allows access to Moonstone Beach. It is always calm and serene due to its protection from almost all winds.

Cards Pond is a transitional life metaphor. It's that place that we do not our destination but serves as a transition point that sets our attitudes. We go to the beach with anticipation of a pleasant experience. We leave having had that experience. Somehow, this serene image is what anchors our attitudes hours and days later.

Serenity and peace of mind are the u

Portrait Of A Gnome by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - I took a photo of a garden gnome in West Kingston, RI only to find out that it has become a symbol of a contemporary issue. Yes, a symbol or victim of my other profession of maritime transit. Recently (as of April 2021), there was a ship that blocked the Suez Canal in the Middle East.

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal is free now. Well, the ship is under arrest (one arrests the personality of a ship under Admiralty Law). There will be many issues to settle including the issue of "General Average".

But as a result of this global trade "hiccup", there is now a global shortage of garden gnomes. You can read more here: Gnome shortage: Lockdown and Suez canal blockage blamed - BBC News

So, protect and appreciate your gnomes. They may become sought after commodities.

Pink Blossoms of April by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - "The older I grow the more do I love spring and spring flowers. Is it so with you?" ~ Emily Dickinson

Blossoming Pink (Select the photo to see in a larger format)


Blossoming PinkPink flowers in spring




The sun's descent is a little bit later in April. Its special light gives soft illumination to the changes that April brings. Changes that we have awaited with tense patience since the end of winter.

We wait, watch, and anticipate as we watch our favorite plantings. Passing a favored bush, we check for the potential of buds daily. Then they appear. It's not overnight. The perception is that the slow progress may not be happening, but it is. And then, the glorious color of pink appears. It is here. In the soft afternoon light, the harbinger of true spring i

Pink Flowers In... Fluffy Hail? by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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“Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”


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Pink Flowers In Fluffy HailFlowing bush in rain and snow




The flowers bloom and then fluffy hail falls from the Rhode Island sky. What is "fluffy hail", you ask? I see that hand at the back of the room. "Fluffy hail" falls from the sky like the snow of winter, but one is so looking forward to spring that they enter a denial.

So these flowers are not covered in melting snow in April. This is melting fluffy hail. The denial embraced in full. The beauty is not diminished. 

Pink Flowers In Snow (Select the photo to see in a larger format


Pink Flowers In SnowFlowering bush in rain and snow

Allen Harbor Scallop Shell: A Waterfront Metaphor by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Allen Harbor Scallop ShellScallop shell in bluestone




Scallop shell in bluestone

There is a reason why I make certain distinctions. I realize that the waterfront is on the shoreline. But, there is something distinctive about the waterfront. The connotation of waterfront, if not denotation, is something akin to a utility. Related to utility is work. The waterfront is where things happen.

This work and utility thoughts lead us to a scallop shell cast among bluestone or Belgian Stone. The stone is the edging brought in to stabilize the soil near docks and piers. The scallop shell is the remnant of work (and someone's tasty meal). It's not on the beach and it's not on the shoreline per se. No.

Over Narragansett Bay by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"Behind the clouds, the sun is still shining..."



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,



"The Rainy Day", Stanza Three, Line Two


Awe Over Narragansett Bay (Select the photo to see in a larger format)


Awe Over Narragansett BaySpringtime clouds above Narragansett Bay refracting the sun




When photographing Narragansett Bay, I have made it a practice not to be operating a boat myself. This view is why. I love operating boats and I have a reputation as a seaman, but this is a different function. While photographing, I utilize the same powers of observation used in vessel operation. Then I allow myself to add in a sense of awe.

Here we have a couple of examples. I looked up. The weather was on the cusp of being beautiful or going completely upside down. The resu