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Window To History by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Window To HistoryViewing the historical buildings of the South County museum through the windows of the Canonchet Estate Stable Ruins. Narragansett, Rhode Island




Living in Rhode Island, there are ample views into history. We live in the cradle of the birth of a nation. Visual metaphors of history are so ubiquitous that they are often taken for granted. We cannot afford to take this rich history for granted.

Having two boys in our household gives us a greater appreciation for that history. They are thirsty to learn, and we are anxious for them to learn. On this day, we combined some hiking by the salt marshes with our son's desire to learn blacksmithing. That led us to the South County Museum.

I could not help wandering into the Canonchet Estate Stable.

Fishing Vessel Alongside Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Bow View Alongside PierF/V Heather Lynn at the pier in Galilee




Walking down a pier, a certain respect for a vessel comes over me. I like to observe the lines of the vessel. I assess the condition of the vessel out of reflex. Thoughts of the maintenance, types of power, the thickness of the plate all come to mind. A marine surveyor brought me up (and I became one myself) after all. The automatic analysis never left me.

That marine surveyor-like analysis taught me one thing years later. That is, that there are certain owners who love their vessels. The respect for these vessels shows every time. I try to treat the observance of the vessels with the same respect.

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10 Important Reasons to Build a Nest Egg – #2 May Surprise You!

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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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Walking West by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Hippocrates

(This blog is a continuation of Walking East At Indian Run Reservoir)

There is a change in the temperament of scenery when shifting from east to west while hiking. The air changes with where one faces the breeze. The light changes as well, becoming brighter as one walks toward the afternoon sun. So too does the attitude of the hiker change.

I was not in a bad mood on this walk as the opening quote from Hippocrates might suggest. But, I found that my attitude having spent the time in thought in the snow had improved nonetheless. Like changing direction from east to west, everything was a little different... and even better than when I started.

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Classic Narragansett Beach Fence by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - Classics. Classic views, classic scenes, classic imagery are concepts that appear around our home. We escaped to take a walk on the beach before a snowstorm and found so much.

The beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island is a few short miles from our home. It's a place that we are familiar with, but it changes a great deal in a short time. Wind and wave of winter storms did not erode but instead shifted the contours of the beach (and more photos to come).

Encapsulating the changes was the shifting of one fence. It captured the sun and cast shadows in a wonderful way. Grasses on the dunes and clouds scudding in the background. A classic view sustaining until summer comes again.

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Narragansett Beach Fence


Narr

Into The Snowy Woods by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - "It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it."

~ John Burroughs

Walking to the edge of the woods, stepping over Holly buried in snow, the brightness is stunning. It comes from everywhere at once, unusual in the woods. The loud luminosity surrounds and envelops juxtaposed against the muffled footsteps. Awe-inspiring does not begin to express the feeling.

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Snowy Woods


Snowy WoodsBright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.




Snow Trail


Snow TrailBright and vibrant fresh snow on a new day at the entrance of the woods in South Kingsto

Swiss Homage In Westerly, Rhode Island by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - No, these photos are not displaying preparation to ascend Santis. These images are from the Ocean House on Watch Hill here in Rhode Island.

There is cross purposing for these Rhode Island Swiss images. I have a post-pandemic invitation to show some of my work in Basel, Switzerland. My photographic work coupled with my late grandfather's artwork from years past. My grandfather is a native son of Switzerland, born outside Basel in Bubendorf. He emigrated to the United States, Rhode Island, in 1900. For many years, my grandfather was a lithographer, general artist, engrosser, and calligrapher.

By the by, if you ever find yourself in the position of taking a gondola ride to the top of Santis, do so. The view is spectacular. In the same vein, if you ever find yourself in a position of ha