© Claire Beadon Carnell
12 x 16
Finally, after a week of being home from Cape Cod,
I was able to unload my paintings! This particular
painting was painted on Sept. 11, on a very windy day.
I hadn't planned to go to Fort Hill to paint, but
stopped there so my husband could see what a
beautiful place it was. Of course when I saw the
way the wind was blowing the trees and the goldenrod
in the foreground, my muse started to call...
While we were there (at about the time the first airplane
hit the WTC twelve years ago on the same day)
an older gentleman (a fireman) dressed in full kilt
walked up to the peak of the hill, and started playing a
tribute to the victims of 9/11 on his bagpipes. When
he played 'Amazing Grace', there wasn't a dry
eye to be found...it was profound.
We will never forget.
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