"Strawberry Pick'n", oil, 6x6, $85
Today is Day 4 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge that I signed on to be apart of with Leslie Saeta and over 260 other artists.
My theme is: Connecticut Treasures.
Over the past year I've taken so many shots of places, events, people and things all around Connecticut and I'm looking forward to sharing these inspirations with you.
Walk Down Memory Lane
One of my favorite things to do when my kids were really little is to take them to a Rose's Berry Farm, in Glastonbury, CT. Rose's was truly like no other farm I've ever been to. Climbing this winding back road in Glastonbury to the top of the hillside you come across a typical New England Farm house with a welcome sign and "Today's Pick'n"... (you can pick: blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins and even Christmas trees!). As you turn into the driveway and head down the dirt path the most spectacular vista awaits you. The rolling pastures are dotted with fruits of the season, there's a little farmhouse that sells homemade vinegars, jams and fresh baked breads... but what my kids enjoyed most was the ride on the good old-fashioned red farm truck that ran every hour out to the "pick'n fields".... I can still hear all three of my kids laughing and roaring as the truck bumped along the dirt road and their anticipation to fill their bellies along with picking a few berries was worth every precious moment. Ahh, I miss those days.
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Hope you join me on this 30 day painting challenge... you can sign-up for these blog posts to be delivered right in your inbox... just look for the email sign-up box in the right column. Feel free to comment below and share either your favorite places and/or things to do in CT or... Have you ever been to Rose's Berry Farm in Glastonbury? or perhaps you have a favorite place to pick strawberries , please share, I would love to hear your story.
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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