Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Old Apple Tree in Spring Blossom - sold

8"x10" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard (Raymar)

Our Sunday afternoon hike found us over at Haley Farm in Groton (CT). When Caleb Haley owned and farmed the land in the late 19th to 20th centuries, he had a very unique hobby which can be seen throughout the park: the building of stone walls. Boulders found on the property were extracted and placed by an ox drawn stone-puller. The walls separated a number of pastures. An ancient apple tree on the edge of this pasture lane caught my eye. It's so huge, if I had not seen it in bloom I probably wouldn't have recognized it as an apple tree! The light sweet fragrance is wonderful - and the deep shade under the tree will be a summer delight!


Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Roxanne, this is just how the trees are looking at the moment, so fresh and vibrant. I think this is a lovely painting.

May 15, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

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