Friday, October 12, 2007

THE ART OF COMING HOME

"Ah ! There's nothing like staying home for real comfort."- Jane Austen

"AMERICA - THE BEAUTIFUL" As always, no matter how far I wandered, "there's no place like home " after a long vacation. Here's a poem that expresses my thoughts exactly. I am not a poet and I don't write poems but love to read them. The poet Olive Ridenour was obviously describing me when she wrote this beautiful poem:
"THE BEST PART OF A VACATION."
The best part of vacation
Though far and wide we roam,
Is when it's time to travel back
The trail that leads to home.
Strange roads and ways are thrilling
And mighty fine to see,
But when vacation's over
At home we long to be.
It's fine to see the wonders
And beauties of the land-
The mighty snow-capped mountains,
The rolling sea, the sand,
The city's man-made glory;
But when tired we have grown,
We turn our faces toward
The path that leads to home.
It's fine to see the north land,
The mountains of the west,
The great southern plantations,
But, somehow, I love best
Of all the towns and cities,
Though far wide we roam,
That little rambling village
At trail's end we call...home!

AUTUMN IN AMERICA Yes, it's good to be back home. The best part is enjoying the cooler weather. The myriad colors of autumn leaves are just refreshing to the eyes. Of all the four seasons, I love autumn. It's very colorful and cheerful. I love the summer withered leaves dancing and swirling. Every time autumn comes around, I can't help but missed a favorite painting of mine. I had posted my "Autumn In The Southwest" painting in my past blog but I'd like to bring it back for those who haven't seen it. I no longer have this beautiful oil painting in my home studio because I donated it to a a beloved organization formerly known as Cochlear Implant Club International. Although someone is enjoying this painting in her home, I will never forget it.
"AUTUMN IN THE SOUTHWEST" (16" x 24") Oil On Canvas
ARTIST NOTE: This painting was inspired by a trip to Sta. Fe and Taos, New Mexico in 1996. Although that trip was made during the summer time, this painting was how I imagined the autumn leaves would be in the Southwest.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AUTUMN TO ALL MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND VIEWERS!

21 comments:

Angel said...

"HAPPY AUTUMN" to you too! Your inspiring Autumn painting reflected the beauty of the season. Hope you paint more "angelic" and "heavenly" autumn scenes in the future.

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks for those nice word, Angel! You always lift-up my spirit. Yes, I will try to paint more autumn scenes in the future.

Mari said...

I remember this painting. You worked on this one in our class. Great autumn color.

Ebb Tide said...

Mari- U have a good memory. Yes, I worked on it during our oil painting class, w/ no help from our art teacher.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

I can not see your painting but description gives me what u see
will not post until i finnish my paintings

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

working and listening

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd, I am sorry you can't see my painting on Autumn. Just imagine the colorful autumn leaves.

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd, hope you finish your painting soon. What are you listening to? The sound of autumn?

MM said...

hi ebb,
once again you have awe me with your beautiful painting.

Beautiful work of art.

Regards MM

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

the fallen leaves flow on earth floor
the forest there colors adore

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

we walk on as a floor
never relize never more
summer

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Mm-Thanks for the compliment on my painting. Autumn is a beautiful season and will continue to immotalize it on future paintings.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Lloyd- Those are beautiful lines. Thanks for filling the gap. As as said before, I am not poetic. Will try scribbling some lines in the future. Who knows....I might discover that hidden poet in me?

Jude said...

Hi Ebb Tide,

Kamusta na? Sorry, been busy lately! Yes why not! I would love to link with your blog and I will link your blog to mine too. Oh always I will be happy and thankful if you will show my blog to all of your friends.

By the way thanks for admiring my "Garden Of Peace" painting. I love painting landscapes and flowers. Your painting of fall is beautiful! That is great! I also love the way you write especially your poem. Okey Ebb hope to hear from you. Have a great day! I'll be back to my easle painting.

Thanks,
Jude
artist

My Art Blog: http://paintingsbyjude.blogspot.com

Ebb Tide said...

Hey Jude! I am very happy to find another blog-mate who is very good artist. I like your blog and the many beautiful stories behind your paintings. In the future, I will post something about you on my blog.

Senor Enrique said...

Autumn does bring out golden colors :)

You do lead an artful life. It's so uplifting to visit your site. Keep it up!

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks Sr.E for your comment. It's always a pleasure to have you visit my blog fom time to time. Glad to know it uplifts you.

kneeko said...

beautiful autumn colors...

Ebb Tide said...

Kneeko, autumn is always beautiful.

Julie C. said...

I like all your blog-the art of celebrating a b-day. Indeed it is always good to come home. Now the autumn is here, I am glad that the weather is cooler, it should prevent fire. Hopefully, we would not have anymore disasters.

Ebb Tide said...

Autumn is one of the most colorful seasons that we have. Enjoy the cooler weather and hoping no more fires.