Blackberry blossoms
       
     
Blackberry Patch
       
     
Pond
       
     
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Mantis
       
     
Making use of an invasive
       
     
Open field
       
     
Willow circle
       
     
Meeting a maple
       
     
As the sun passes through
       
     
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Shimmering Lakeview
       
     
Springtime sun
       
     
       
     
Fruitful Buds
       
     
Red Maple blossom
       
     
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Blackberry blossoms
       
     
Blackberry blossoms

The time of year where the size of the late summer crop lets itself be known. 

Blackberry Patch
       
     
Blackberry Patch

There are about 3 acres of blackberries on property. Fresh blackberry juice has become a summer favorite of our Artistic Director.

Pond
       
     
Pond

There is a small pond on property. It provides water for a diverse group of wildlife, including three patches of lotus flower. 

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Mantis
       
     
Mantis

A friendly predator watching over the croft.

Making use of an invasive
       
     
Making use of an invasive

The Autumn Olive is an invasive species that is prolific on the property. It has an edible berry and seed. It is bitter and flavorful and it ripens in the late summer/early fall. They remind me of the Apples from Wes Anderson's adaptation of "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

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Open field

An open field in July speckled with spotted knapweed.

Willow circle
       
     
Willow circle

Last year for Summer Solstice we planted a willow circle. After the trees get more establishes we hope to begin to weave them together to create a natural dome. 

Meeting a maple
       
     
Meeting a maple

A sculptural dialogue between maple and man. This project was a part of a creative play between Katherine Brines and Benjamin Cheney. 

As the sun passes through
       
     
As the sun passes through

An image of the sunset on the first evening of living in the residency house to begin preparing for the summer season.

Frozen in space time
       
     
Frozen in space time

We had a heavy freezing rain this winter. Something that is not a common occurrence in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. This image is of a pincher bud on property.

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Shimmering Lakeview

This is an imager of the property in the winter sun after an icestorm. All of the trees glistening in the Midwinter sun.

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Springtime sun

This is the view from the Artist Shed window at a time when it is too cold to doodle inside it.

       
     
April Showers

A special type of April showers. 

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Fruitful Buds

Blackberry leaflet buds on a second year stalk.

Red Maple blossom
       
     
Red Maple blossom

Arbor flowers that call in Spring.

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