I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me.
I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
Visit my website at http://MarionberryCottage.com
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Burning the Grass seed fields....quite common place where I live. DEQ closely regulates this practice of sterilizing the soil. Each year less acreage is allowed to be burned. The farmers are challenged to come up with alternatives. I must say that I was appalled by this practice when we first moved to this beautiful rolling hills area. But, I must say, watching it up close is amazing. And this close, we never had any smoke come anywhere near us. That is because the atmospheric conditions have to be just right, the the smoke rises straight up. These are pics looking from my front porch. It is just amazing to watch, I wasn't the only one snapping pics. These guys that burn the fields are experts at controlling these burns.
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almost over within 15 minutes
Looking the other direction, another burn in the hills...