Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head....

I can hear the rain pounding on our roof for the umpteenth time in the past ten days but it won't dampen my spirits because of some very exciting news ..Unfortunately I can't share it with you yet.
I needed a break from the studio and other work, so we took a day trip to a favorite location called Evan's Notch. Its in the foothills of the White Mountains and borders New Hampshire. Route 113 winds back and forth from the northern entrance in Gilead then south to Fryeburg. Part of the road hugs the Saco and Androscoggin Rivers, both of which under normal weather conditions run peacefully through the notch. Not so this year! The torrential rains have swollen the rivers into raging and roiling white water in many areas and low lying regions are in flood danger. We stopped to take photos about half way down and the sound of the rushing water was deafening. On the opposite side of the road waterfalls poured over steep ledges running across the road in some places. Today this part of the National Park looked like a veritable rain forest with lush green undergrowth and trees filling every available space.
When the sun finally does make an appearance(and it will) it will be a glorious sight.
Stay tuned for a posting of a new large painting and an announcement..in the mean time..let it rain..

2 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

It's about that rain! I live in Saco, ME--enough already!!

GM said...

Karen,

Was that your comment on Children's books on the NYT site today? What a great list. Over and over as I read the list I was saying, Yes! Yes! Yes!
It's rare to find someone who remembers The Fabulous Flight, Peter Graves, The Mushroom Planet books, etc. Even the Shy Stegosaurus!
Try "A Story Like the Wind" and "A Far Off Place" by van der Post.

Gary