Saturday, March 03, 2012
I've always been fond of Mrs. Trowbridge's sunset paintings because they take me back to the many times in the high Olympic Mountains when I have sat on a rock with a companion and watched a glorious sunset. The mountains that you see in Mrs. T's painting may not adequately depict the rugged nature of the Olympic Mountains, but they are, in fact, the most rugged mountains in the continental United States. The high meadows of the Olympics are a glorious wildflower wonderland that has left me with indelible memories to last a lifetime.
It has long been my intention to give you a view of the proximity of the Dungeness Valley where I was born and raised, to Mrs. Trowbridge's mountain realm.This photograph that I took from Blue Mountain in the north Olympics is a good example. It shows the high meadows where Mrs. T once lived, with my hometown of Sequim, Washington, situated in the Dungeness Valley, and the expansive Straits of Juan de Fuca in the distance.
Now I have two blogs to keep up with. If you haven't yet seen it, check out my new blog, Bron Smith's Flights of Fantasy. After many years of displaying Mrs. Trowbridge's paintings, now I have the opportunity to display my own work.