Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sandhill Crane Sighting at Harvest Gold Gallery

Sandhill Crane, Lovell, Maine, photo by Lynda Rasco

Yesterday Lynda and Bill saw the first of the snowbirds return to visit Harvest Gold Gallery when a sandhill crane was spotted behind their gallery. According to an ornithologist friend this species of crane normally prefers a reedy environment, so a sighting in a field is rare. Perhaps this fella is nesting along the nearby Saco River? In any case, it reminded us that nature is often an inspiration for artists in their respective mediums. In honor of Poetry Month we're sharing a poem about sandhill cranes by Mary Austin, as well as images of Harvest Gold Jewelry's inspired by our feathery friends.

The Sand-Hill Crane
WHENEVER the days are cool and clear,
The sand-hill crane goes walking
Across the field by the flashing weir,
Slowly, solemnly stalking.
The little frogs in the tules hear,
And jump for their lives if he comes near;
The fishes scuttle away in fear
When the sand-hill crane goes walking.
The field folk know if he comes that way,
Slowly, solemnly stalking,
There is danger and death in the least delay,
When the sand-hill crane goes walking.
The chipmunks stop in the midst of play;
The gophers hide in their holes away;
And 'Hush, oh, hush!' the field-mice say,
When the sand-hill crane goes walking. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lovely Wedding Show

On a beautiful spring Sunday in April we had the opportunity to participate in Portland’s second annual Same Love Same Rights LGBT Wedding expo, made possible by the Rainbow Wedding Network. Held at the newly renovated and breathtaking Westin Hotel (formerly known as the Eastland), we were excited to meet some new faces and make some new friends! 

Newly engaged couples always have that happy glow about them, but there was something deeper in the air in the Westin Grand Ballroom that day. We met young couples eager to embark on their journey together, and older couples so full of joy to finally have the opportunity to be married to their partners.

This crowd was not afraid to step outside the box with their wedding plans, and that was refreshing.  Its always nice to work with couples that have totally new ideas about what kind of jewelry they have in mind for their big day.

Stop by and say Hi when you are passing through beautiful downtown Center Lovell on Route 5 overlooking Kezar Lake and White Mountains. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cary Green showing at Arabica

Cary Green creates with multi media large gentle creatures.

Sweet expressions from the stall gazing out to greet you.

Excitement on the ride.

Charcoal drawings.

Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and the fine work of Cary Green.
Arabica Coffee Shop, 2 Free Street Portland, Maine 
Open daily.


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