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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light shining through the trees and on the water was just beautiful.

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view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with l by Dawna Morton
view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with lens flare by Dawna Morton
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Early Morning sun Shines through the forest canopy at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon—creating a lovely ray of lens flare orbs as it sparkles on the rippling pond water and making grasses and bugs alike glow tranquilly.

Love the colorful refraction in the lens flare in this photo.

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 view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with lens flare on RedBubble cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, photographic, mounted, canvas, framed, poster prices subject to change.
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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

My kids love to go there to see the ducks and the frogs, and on this particular trip we got an extra special treat and spotted a turtle swimming near the shore..

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ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
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Two duck at an algae covered section of the pond at Trojan skim the water with their bills for yummy things to eat in this vignette photograph.

 

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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

One of the birds I like to keep an eye out for while I am there are Great Blue Herons. During our walk that morning I was able to successfully stalk and photograph one.
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
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A great blue heron sits perched high up in a tree overlooking the pond on a summer morning at the Trojan nuclear facility.

I had never seen one perched up in the trees before.

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A few years ago I got some spectacular photos of a Great Blue Heron while on a family outing at Trojan.  This past week I decided to use this shot of the large bird swooping over the water with its wings outstretched to their full span and its feet trailing behind to create some new items on zazzle.

on the wing tie
on the wing by dlmtleArt
Design a necktie with Zazzle
This necktie would make a great present for father’s day, or a birthday for that special father or other man in your life who loves waterfowl or the great outdoors.
on the wing stamp
on the wing by dlmtleArt
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This stamp also goes well with matching stationery and stickers…
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I just got done designing a calendar for 2009 featuring my artwork, and since it is customizable it can be printed for any year you choose! Check it out in my Zazzle Gallery.

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Midsummer Daydream

For January I chose  Midsummer Daydream ( Water soluble oils on gessoed paper, 14 3/4″ x 11 1/4″ 2007) in which the wood sprite creates ripples in his refection as he daydreams, and fairies dance on the lily pads and skate across the water while his leaf boat floats away to dreamland. This painting makes me think about moving beyond anything that might be holding me back from reaching my true potential, reaching for my goals, and changing my own view of myself as I strive to become the person i want Oregon Passionflower memory, watercolor 11X15to be.

February’s painting is Oregon “Passionflower” Memory (Watercolor on paper, 11X15″, 2008.)

Painted completely from memory this Oregon flower, resembling a passionflower blooms on a background glazed a light minty green. Although i did not know what this gorgeous flower was when I first painted it, I have since identified this plant as a draconius vulgaris

or dragon lily flower.

.I likeGnat Creek Flowers (Watercolor on paper, 9×12″, 2008.) for March.

Along the borders of Gnat Creek Oregon a tiny white wildflower blooms in front of a rock, basking in the summer sunlight. I love the warmth of the sunlight on the mottled looking rock contrasted with the cool purplish  shadows and the impressionistic background of lush vegetation.

Water Fairy Ring, 11X15, 2008.

April features Water Fairy Ring (Watercolor on Bienfang 140lb paper, 11X15″, 2008 ).
Like a fairy ring these water plants appear to float magically suspended in the sunlit reflections of the water.

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Spring Apple (Acrylic on canvas, 5×5″, 2008) brightens up the page for may. A spring apple and apple blossoms on an impressionistic green and purple background is energized with a splash of vibrant sunlight.


SING redeeming love!. June showcases SING Redeeming Love!(Watercolor on 140lb cold press paper. 9 x 12″, 2007). In SING Redeeming Love, Missionaries sing a song of joy, love, and redemption as they seek to find wandering sheep in the desert. As lost sheep are found, they begin to feel joy as they enter the way. Those who remember the great mercy of the Savior for them are filled with the love of Christ, feeling compelled to sing redeeming love with joy that cannot be contained. They desire to share the Gospel of Christ with everyone, that they might also be filled with joy through the Redemption and love of Christ. This also refers Alma 5:9, 26; 26:13 and is a reminder and an invitation to feel to”’sing the song of redeeming love’ and mean it as much now as in any past year and as much tomorrow as today!” (Spencer W. Kimball, “‘The Uttermost Parts of the Earth’,” Ensign, Jul 1979, 2).

Michael at the WaterpumpIn JulyMichael at the Waterpump. (Water soluble oils on gessoed paper. 11 1/16″ x 15 1/16″. 2001) features nature, camping and family togetherness as Michael discovers the joy of an old fashioned water pump after feasting on huckleberries in the forest surrounding Oakridge, Oregon.

Flight of the Great Blue Heron

Fly away in August with Flight of the Great Blue Heron (Watercolor on gessoed paper, 14 3/4″ x 21 3/4 “, 2007). Like a prayer that lifts us up from our troubles to see a glimpse of the beauty and majesty of god’s plan for us, the great blue heron takes flight from the marsh towards the footbridge and the misty mountains beyond.

Elizabeth at the BeachExplore the tidal pools with Elizabeth at the Beach (water soluble oils on gessoed paper, approximately 15 x 22″, 2006) during September on a windy day along the Pacific Coast in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Oakridge Reservoir #3Enjoy tranquility during October with Oakridge Reservoir #3 (Watercolor on Fabriano Uno 300 lb Soft Press 100% cotton paper, 7 1/2″x 11″, 2001). Sunrise over Oakridge Reservoir, on a tranquil Oregon morning. Smooth as glass, the water mirrors calm reflections of driftwood and a fishing boat. Peace and solitude as the day breaks over the cool blue mountains.


Oakridge Reservoir #4November andOakridge Reservoir #4 (watercolor on Fabriano Uno 300 lb Rough 100% cotton paper, 7 1/2 x 11″, 2001), with it’s gnarly dead tree stump surrounded by weathered gray branches juxtaposed against a view of algae and rocks under the vibrant blue water of Oakridge Reservoir and it’s forested green Oregon mountains framing hazy blue mountain ranges in the distance, bring to mind thankfulness for what is past and hope for the future.

Oakridge Reservoir #2 .December featuresOakridge Reservoir #2 ((watercolor on Fabriano Uno 140lb hot press 100% cotton paper, .7 1/2″ x 11″, 2001). Upended tree roots protrude from the shore of Oakridge Reservoir. A lone twig sticks up from the water. Algae and tree stumps seem to float as the water deepens. Green and gold, the colors of the forest shimmer in the water as the cool blue Oregon mountains beckon in the distance.

 




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2009 calendar featuring the photography of Dawna Morton. Great blue herons, double crested cormorants, ducks, and geese in the wetlands near the Columbia river in northwestern Oregon.

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This summer I experimented with the macro feature on my camera. Here are some more close up shots I took while taking a nature walk around Trojan pond.

Thistle Flower Macro

Thistle Flower Macro

The first is of some lavender colored thistle flowers. I love how the blossoms are in such sharp focus as the grass and other vegetation in the background is softened and blurred.

Snail Macro #1

Snail Macro #1

I also got a couple macro shots of a snail on its way across the mossy path strewn with leaves and sawdust.

Snail Macro #2

Snail Macro #2

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Fairy Ring in the Water #1

Last month my family went fishing at Trojan pond near Rainier, Oregon. It is a beautiful spot and rarely ever crowded. As usual I brought my camera along in search of reference photos. I came across a lovely sight as I hiked around the pond with the non-fishers in our family. There was a grouping of water plants in a circular formation in the greenish water. They glowed white in the sunlight, as the water shimmered around them. they seemed to float in the reflections like some sort of mystic fairy ring in the water.

Last week I decided to do a painting of it entirely from memory. ( This is an exercise in the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards). It is interesting how hard it is to remember details when painting from memory. Although remembering the general idea of an image is fairly simple, trying to remember the details clearly enough to paint them is nearly impossible. However, I really like how this turned out.

Water Fairy Ring, 11X15, 2008.

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