Thursday, April 29, 2010

A FEW PHOTOS



Here are just a few photos from my Shaker Village trip. The shakers are known for their simple furniture and their notched wooden baskets. They grew broom corn and made their own brooms (sheafs of broom corn in the window).




















The Shakers were self-sustaining with farmland, orchards, and livestock on their property. I think my favorite thing this time was seeing the new lambs and kids.

They start shearing the sheep on Saturday, May 1st and continue through the month. I may have to return to see that - and the dying of the wool with all natural materials.


Sometimes the best part of the photos is the light that slants through a window...
Any of these would make nice paintings...ah, so much to paint, so little time!




7 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you Rhonda for showing us your pictures: the ewe and her lamb are so sweet. You have to paint that!

Vicki Greene said...

These are all great painting photos Rhonda and i am sure that we will be seeing them in the future. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photos and thanks for the background information. I would love to visit a Shaker Village myself.

RHCarpenter said...

Glad you all enjoyed the photos. I had many more than I'll ever use - that's always the way. But thought these already look like potential paintings :)
Marilyn, they have the one here just south of Lexington, and they have one in Maine (where there are still 3 Shakers living - the last of the group).

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

How great these photos are! I especially loved the one with the light shining on the bowl of fruit on that lovely stand. Wow.

I'm glad you had such a fun trip, aren't those girls' getaways fun?

debwardart said...

Hi! I'm working on getting all my SV photos into the computer today, then weeding them out and will be posting a few soon. Had a great time there!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Susan. That bowl of lemons is always there - but this is the first time I've actually been facing the right way to see it at dinner.
Deb, waiting for some of your photos, too.