The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
No painting today, but I spent some time at one of my favorite places in the valley and shot some video:
what a wonderful world we live in Don, if only we'd look around and really see. Thank you for sharing your bit of this planet. r.
How beautiful, Don!I think you're trying to make us all jealous!-Dean
This video is a real piece of art!A full opened heart statement shot into these amazing surroundings - I enjoyed your subtle attention to details. Thanks Don, a good start to enter the day!
What a great thing to share with us - your beautiful peaceful wide open birdsong filled world. Loved it. Thanks from one who lives where there's LOTS more traffic!
I loved the sounds of running water and singing birds. It took me back to my childhood on the farm, I spent many hours down by the pond, exploring for wildlife in and around the surrounding area. It was especially exhilarating after a thunderstorm, water would rush down the ravine into the pond. Thanks for the memories,Sheila
Thanks for the trip down memeory lane. It looks like the Grand Ronde is flowing full and fast
Thank you for that peaceful piece. The "music" in the background was a perfect touch. I could hear the director saying..."OK...cue the birds." LOL!
Where is the water from the pipe coming from?
Thanks, Don, for that walk on the tranquil side. The ripples in the water were mesmerizing.Anne Thrower
Very peaceful--I'm hypnotized.
You're so right, Rahina. Thanks.
HA--Hi Dean! I love Chicago, so sometimes I'm jealous of you being there> :>}
Pierre, such encouragement! Thanks so much for those kind thoughts.
Hi Lynne--glad the video gave you a little escape. Everything's relative, isn't it? Sometimes it feels a little too remote here. Sometimes I miss the energy and all the "stuff" available in California...but then I think of the freeways--don't miss that!
Really glad the video helped you recall some good childhood memories, Sheila. I grew up in this rural environment, so these things tap my childhood too.
Hi Don--lots of water flowing in and over the valley floor this time of year, as you well know.
"Cue the birds"...I love that! It did kinda feel that way, Judy. Thanks for writing.
The pipe drains a barrow pit at the edge of a field. A pump kicks on when the level gets too high. This is a low part of the valley, so it is always prone to flooding. All the water is of course why the birds love it here so much.
I felt hypnotized myself, watching that water, Susan. It is so relaxing.
Anne, you're welcome--glad you liked it.
Beautiful, mesmerizing footage! Great video! What a glorious spot - I loved hearing the red-winged blackbirds!!!
Gosh that was wonderful food for the soul. So many inspiring views, I don't know how you manage to choose what to paint when you're surrounded by all THAT!
Thanks so much, Martha. Yes, the Redwings were everywhere, and tons of other birds too. I love this spot in the valley because of all the critters the overflow water attracts. And since there are few houses nearby--just farm fields--there is very little traffic on the roads.
Good to hear from you, Erika, and thanks. It's a serene place and I'm glad the video conveys a little of that.
That was great!Oregon is so diverse. I need to get to the eastern part and do some work.
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