|Sunset, looking east|
|Virginia Dare (The first European born in America), August 18, 1587. |
Roanoke Colony was the first English colony in the new world and she, the first child.
The colony fell on hard times, her grandfather, John White, among others went home
for help. When he returned, the entire colony was gone without a trace--including
his grand-daughter. No one knows what became of her. This sculpture shows her
as an adult having been raised by the Indians, in the unlikely event that she survived.
|Sunrise at Nags Head|
|Sunset at Nags Head|
Hi Folks. Guess I've been slightly remiss in keeping up with all this, but I'm home and refreshed. Took all the art supplies, but didn't use them even once. The snapshots were too much fun. Besides we read some killer novels, and used up a lot of No. 50 suntan stuff. I think we actually changed races, and I definitely got beach bum down. It's rough--you get up, drink coffee, go to the beach, and go back to sleep. When you wake up you knock off a few chapters and get in the ocean. Then it's beer til bedtime. It's amazing I survived.
The above beach shots are from South Nags Head, Outer Banks, NC. For two weeks we were admitted to heaven. Traveled around a tad, like down to Hatteras and Ocracoke, and over to Roanoke Island to see the Elizabethan Gardens (also represented above).
I was absolutely intrigued by the different character of the sky throughout the day--always changing--always wildly beautiful. Every kind of cloud form and color imaginable. Crazy stuff. Hope these pics show some of this.
I would love to make paintings of all these, and many of the 245 other shots from this group.