Ginkos, Ed Cahill, Plein Air Painting

Rural oasis in the Suburbs. Plein air at McFarlane Nature Park.

Sunday I spent an inspired day at McFarlane Nature Park, in East Cobb. This eleven acre property is a restored working farm with roots into the early 1900s and is a refreshing oasis of simpler rural times. It’s a bit hard to find, on Farm Road right off Paper Mill but get your GPS working and go. Take a picnic lunch, the kids and the dog for a run around plus a camera or a pochade box if your a painter like me. Check my links for more information.

After a few weekends of frustrated search for Fall color I literally hit the pot of gold here. Two outstanding large Gingko trees dominate the front yard of this classic white farm house with white fences and a glorious garden. I had no problem finding a view dominated by the  yellow gold that filled not only the sky but spread like a glorious golden carpet out fifty yards around these wonderfully shaped trees.  Fortunate are the neighbors that back up to this property and have it as extension to their backyards. I’ll be back for some Spring color too.


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