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Tucker Pond Iced by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - "Life is better at the lake". ~ Unknown. In this case, we will substitute "pond" for "lake".

I grew up walking by ponds. My grandparents had a farm property that had a pond right in the middle of the acreage. It proved handy for irrigation and for the cattle to slake their thirst. It also proved to be a great place to maintain domesticated ducks and geese as the years went by. A small aluminum boat was there for rowing in the summer.

In the winter, the pond would freeze over. There are photos of my grandmother taking a stroll across the frozen pond. It's also where my cousin and I learned about frozen pond springs, ice "sandwiching" in layers of ice and water. Once it was settled that the ice was solid, the pond would be walked across or skate

Snow Covered At The Ruins by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Snow Covered At Ruins 1View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Scarborough Beach (in snow).




In the summer, there is a ubiquitous scene at the extreme northern end of Scarborough Beach. That is the ruins of the Carriage House. Some consider, with accuracy, that the ruins are at the southern end of Black Point. Either way, they are part of anyone's Narragansett, Rhode Island beach visit.

Those Carriage House ruins? They are still there in the winter too. It's colder, but they become part of the walk on the beach. Bundled in warm jackets, scarves, and gloves, feet in boots as we walk, the ruins remain.

The view is devoid of the greenery in the background and the Beach Roses in the foreground. The beach life replaced by snow. The snow becom

Winter Beach Reflection by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"Lives of great men all remind us



We can make our lives sublime,



And departing, leave behind us



Footprints on the sands of time."



~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Winter Beach Reflection


Winter Beach ReflectionThe sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.




The sky above reflected in the sheen of water left on the winter snow ringed sands at Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

What is different about walking on the beach in winter? There is a ring of snow around the beach. The footprints that we leave are actually booted against the cold sand. There are fewer people. There are different types of seabirds.

But a big difference is the air. The cold, crisp temperature

Bay Morning Between Winter And Spring by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - There is a space in time where one season has not ended and the next has not yet begun. We see the changes occurring first in the air and water.

The textures in the clouds are the first elements indicating the seasonal change. The clouds become more full and start to show a rougher texture. The color of the water is the other element as it changes from a deep blue, almost black, to something lighter.

These seasonal changes happen in phases. The air and the water are the first heralds of what is coming. Soon, in a few weeks, birds will be chirping in the early morning and greenery will start filling in. But for now, the essence of both departing winter and arriving spring dance together.

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Made From RI Gallery Weekly Roundup, February 20 to 25, 2021 by Keith R Wahl

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - It's been busy at Made From RI Gallery as we are constantly searching and finding new subjects. We tend to not just find photos but also put some meaningful words around the pictures, so please click through and read what these items are all about... 

Here we go... 

One of our favorites from the week: Found History: The Old Man's Face Of Narragansett. Part of Rhode Island's all but forgotten history.


Old Man's Face Close UpThe historic visage of the Old Man's Face rock formation off Point Judith, Narragansett, Rhode Island.




We see it all summer long, but what do the Carriage House ruins near Scarborough Beach look like in the snow? Find out in Snow Covered At The Ruins


Snow Covered At Ruins 1View of the Carriage House Ruins at Black Point from Sca

Uplifting Views by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Uplifting DocksideA crane performing off-season work at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, Rhode Island.




It's late winter. The trees are bare. The moorings are devoid of watercraft. The docks and piers are empty. That means that there is work to do.

Barges and cranes brought in for the off-season to work. To build. To repair. To construct. This is the time that we see this type of activity. This is to say, that this activity, this work often goes unseen.

We should see this type of work. We should appreciate what this activity accomplishes. This work enables other maritime activity. This work enables learning and education. This work makes the boating season possible. We should see it. We should respect it. It is a beautiful and creative aesthetic.

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Reflective Flowers In Newport by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Working on the water, I am very accustomed to working with reflections. But on Thames Street in Newport, I had the opportunity to work with another form of reflection. I was able to photograph flowers through a reflective window.

In Physics, we know this as the angle of light incidence is the same as the angle of reflection. In art, viewing through a window is a time-honored technique. Edward Hopper and Nighthawks come to mind.

Coming back to the moment, this is a great metaphor for life in Newport. Looking in at the scene in a restaurant while life continues to move outside.

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Reflective Flowers In Newport


Reflective Flowers In NewportFlowers are seen through a very reflective window walking along Thames Stree

This Is The Way by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, was a key commander of the French forces who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is showing the way under the milky sun as he points at Brenton Cove. 

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This Is The WayClose up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.




Close up of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau under milky sun. At King Park, Newport, Rhode Island.

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Diving In by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - The sculpture "The Feet And The Wave" in Newport has always evoked a whimsical chuckle from me. There is no guilt in the humor. In fact, someone said something to me recently that makes me think that it was a compliment. I wrote a similar blog and a respondent said that it was humorous, "amusing". I thanked the person because that was the purpose, to be amusing.

There is also a serious side to the playfulness of this sculpture. While not an art critic by any means, I can sense the transition of going from air to water. It is always a shock and an awakening wrapped in fun.

Passing this statue as season change seems fitting. The socks that often adorn the feet in winter can come off as we dive into the spring season.

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Rolling Breaking by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Rolling BreakingWaves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island




Waves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Rolling Breaking RushingWaves breaking on the rocky shore of the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island




The most beautiful and unspoiled spots take work to see. Hiking is part of the adventure. Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett, Rhode Island is one of those places. The spot lies on the shore of the very southernmost place in Narragansett Bay. To the south beyond is Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

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