Saturday, April 30, 2016

Representing Summers Run

Shady and dappled shallow flowing stream

The inviting riffles of Summers Run. 

Its waters reach back into the basement of time and have slaked the thirst of many who have lived or journeyed along its banks. 

Represented here by Lick Creek, central Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Reading Boy

Boy reading book with pirate ship background

From the creative genius of N. C. Wyeth, American artist and popular illustrator of the 20th century, active until 1945 when he perished in tragic car-train accident. He took up residence at Chadds Ford in southeastern Pennsylvania and established the area as the home ground for son Andrew and grandson Jamie––a patrimony of great importance to American art today.

We here think this wonderful illustration depicting soaring imagination is a very fitting symbol. A symbol for this blog's interest in encouraging boys, the reluctant readers in most households, to learn the wonders of good and classic books.