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Horns Will Not Work by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Horns Will Not WorkA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island




Why do cows have bells? Because their horns don't work!

A classic. We found that it was true on the South Kingstown Land Trust's Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, RI. The bell does indeed work, but the horns do not.

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Horns Not WorkingA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island




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Horns Still Not WorkingA cow with a bell whose horns don't work on the Sculpture Trail in South King

"Buy Me A Coffee" a Made From RI Gallery Announcement by Keith R Wahl

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - I am writing about something that I do not usually write about. That is me. Well, what I am doing and where we are going.

I, Keith R Wahl, and the photographer for Made From RI Gallery have launched a campaign on "Buy Me A Coffee". It's a support site for a project. Here we only ask for a cup of coffee or two in building and telling you some amazing stories.

The concept is to lead up to a book of photographs and essays about Shoreline and Waterfront life. There are unique stories that need telling. Stories about how people work, play and live on the shore.


Arthur At Black PointArthur at Black Point. Tropical Storm Arthur is the first named storm of 2020 Hurricane Season; though hundreds of miles offshore, it brings its drama to the shores of Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Great Swamp Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Red Maples and Cedar dominate the 3,349 acres of The Great Swamp area of Kington, Rhode Island. Here they reflect in a feeder stream after a spring rain.

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

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Great Swamp ReflectionsReflections in the historic Great Swamp area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island




Reflections in the historic Great Swamp area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Lobster Trap Pile Up by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Lobster Trap Pile UpIn a traditional rite of Spring, lobster traps piled up on the rocky shore of Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Remnants of winter storms.




It's a rite of passage every spring. When walking along the shore by open waters, mangled lobster traps appear. Sure as there are blossoms on the trees and tulips in bloom, lobster trap detritus surfaces.

I often join in cleaning up lobster trap remnants. Some see this as mere trash. To me, this is someone's coastal livelihood. A trap lost means that a family business missed a potential catch. Furthermore, they have the equipment to replace. It's the cycle of work on the coast.

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Turtle Hiding In Shell by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Turtle Hiding In ShellA turtle hiding in his shell near the Great Swamp in South Kingstown, Rhode Island




A turtle hiding in his shell near the Great Swamp in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

One of the members of the animal kingdom that we have encountered more often in recent years is the turtle. What we have photographed is one of these retracted into their shell.

In reality, it is more precise to call this shelled creature a "Terrapin". Terrapins live on land and in water, usually in swamps, ponds, lakes, and rivers. This one is resting in the area of the Great Swamp Management Area of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Fort Adams Cleat by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Fort Adams CleatA cleat on the pier of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Rose Island and the Newport Bridge in the background.




A cleat on the pier of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Rose Island and the Newport Bridge in the background.

I have read that piers are much cherished as the focal points of their towns. If that so, then the cleat on the pier is the most overlooked item and the most useful.

This is the object that vessels tie off to. This allows for ships to visit, ferries to offload, and the loading and unloading of cargo. If not for the modest cleat, there would be no spring lines for maneuvering. The cleat is the one item that makes the pier work.

Sitting on the pier at Fort Adams

Reflective Moments by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Multiple PiersThe perfectly still waters of Newport Harbor reflect the images of a pier. In Newport, Rhode Island.




I tend to walk along the waterfront when few people are around. This is not by design. It has to do with my schedule and when I find myself in boatyards and waterfront areas.

Being in these waterfront areas at these times, I have the opportunity to see what others don't. I live in a world of people setting up for the day, tool cribs opening, and quiet stillness.

When the waters are still at these times, it allows one to think. The reflections actually stimulate thinking. The thoughts often become deep. But with such amazing views, how could one not contemplate what is around them?


"As wat

Ripples And Stones by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Ripples And StonesViewing rocks and stones in the water at Whale Rock Refuge in Narragansett, Rhode Island




Clear waters and the entrance of Narragansett Bay. The remarkable clarity of water found at the shore of Whale Rock Preserve reveals so much.

Among the revealed are stones of a variety of colors and textures. We have questioned this recent clarity and have wondered why this condition exists.

One reason for the cleanliness is the regular tidal current clearing these areas. We theorize that another reason is the relative recency of oyster and mussel farming. Oysters and mussels are bivalve water filters, cleaners, of water. Support for this theory is also the finding of eelgrass in various spots.

Now, ou

Driftwood Allure by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Driftwood GrainA closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.




A closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

There is an undeniable attraction to driftwood as we walk the beach. From far away, it is something bleached, twisted, different, and interesting. Up close, there are patterns, swirls, embedded with sand and stones.

To others, it is an inspiration. It is art. Henry David Thoreau wrote of its inspiration on the beach. To critic Harold Rosenberg, it is a way of explaining modern art: "Modern Art does not have to be actually new; it only has to be new to somebody—to the last lady who fo

Chasing That Which Must Be Chased by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Watching shorebirds is nature's echo of an old black and white comedy sequence. The birds move in what appears to be an organized sequence, but it is not at all organized. They all appear to be saying, "We must chase the waves because chase the waves we must!"

Then, as soon as our little friends appear to not have anything else to do, they stop and dip their heads down. Again, their actions appear in unison, but there is no true unity.

We could watch these shorebirds for hours.

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Feeding PeepsShorebirds chasing the waves on the reflective sands of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.




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Hunting PeepsShorebirds chasin